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Rudy Gobert - DA GAWD: The Downbeat #1564

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Rudy Gobert does stuff on the internet. We like Rudy Gobert. We like the internet.

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First of all, I don't know.  Second of all, I still love it.

Grabando el videoclip de la canción del verano "todo el mundo quiere bailar" @salvaortega

A video posted by Raul Neto (@raulneto08) on

It appears Raul Neto is still keeping up with Rudy.

Neto - Gobert

PLEASE NETO COME TO UTAH.  I MISS YOU.

Let's all pray that Rudy's twitter never becomes muted.  Ever.  Ever. Ever.  I give you, the Hassan Whiteside tweet.

I love having a player that is this dynamic.

Second of all, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

In case you missed the brawl:

Tonight Marc Gasol will square off against his nemesis, Rudy Gobert.  It almost feels strange to type that, but Rudy Gobert is Gasol's nemesis for the future.  It all began on that FIBA World Cup game, Spain vs France.  Rudy's coming out party.  Rudy Gobert has since improved since that fateful game.  Not many guys can guard Marc Gasol and give him trouble on the offensive end.  Rudy is one of those rare players.  Check out Rudy's #s.

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2013-14 21 UTA NBA C 45 0 434 3.0 6.1 .486 0.0 0.0 3.0 6.1 .486 2.7 5.4 .492 4.2 8.6 12.9 0.6 0.7 3.4 2.7 4.7 8.6
2014-15 22 UTA NBA C 58 13 1314 4.4 6.9 .633 0.0 0.1 .000 4.4 6.8 .639 2.6 4.2 .617 4.4 7.7 12.1 1.7 1.1 3.7 1.9 3.4 11.3
Career NBA 103 13 1748 4.0 6.7 .600 0.0 0.0 .000 4.0 6.7 .604 2.6 4.5 .580 4.3 7.9 12.3 1.4 1.0 3.6 2.1 3.7 10.6
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/3/2015.

The improvement over one season is remarkable.  And he's just getting better.  The Utah Jazz expect to win every time they walk out onto the court.  The main reason for that is Gobert and Favors defending the paint.  Those two Block Brothers have changed the way offenses attack the Utah Jazz.  It's allowed the Jazz's wing defenders to improve and take more gambles on the ball.  It's allowed Trey Burke not to get killed in screen and rolls.  It's changed the swag of the team.  This team has got swag and it's missing its swag mascot, Alec Burks.

As Grizzly Bear Blues has said, the Memphis Grizzlies will look to get Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors in early foul trouble.

Zach's work on the block may be hampered a bit in this game as he encounters two longer, more athletic bigs in Rudy Gobert & Derrick Favors. Gobert has been the biggest beneficiary of the move of Enes Kanter to Oklahoma City, and has thrived in his new role as the definitive starter alongside Favors. It bears watching whether Gobert defends Marc Gasol or Randolph to start the contest; Gobert, at 7'1", makes sense on Gasol, so that leaves Favors for Randolph. The young Jazz big men are going to pose challenges, especially for Zach, due to their size & ability to defend.

See the rest of their preview of tonight's game here.

I'm just going to leave this here.

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