#TankNote has received the final nail in its coffin, per Andy Larsen:
Both Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto will play tonight for the Utah Jazz against the Washington Wizards, Rodney Hood is out.— Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) December 4, 2017
Gobert is just a beast. He’s a competitor. For his part, Neto was playing well before his injury, and will give Alec Burks and Donovan Mitchell a few minutes of needed rest time. This news couldn’t have come at a better moment, either, because this month is absolutely brutal. Check it out:
12/4: vs Washington Wizards
12/5: @ Oklahoma City Thunder
12/7: vs Houston Rockets
12/9: @ Milwaukee Bucks
12/13: @ Chicago Bulls
12/15: @ Boston Celtics (boooooooo)
12/16: @ Cleveland Cavaliers
12/18: @ Houston Rockets
12/20: @ Oklahoma City Thunder
12/21: vs San Antonio Spurs
12/23: vs Oklahoma City Thunder
12/26: @ Denver Nuggets
12/27: @ Golden State Warriors
12/30: vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Phew. Of those fourteen games, thirteen of them are against playoff teams. (Yes, I know Oklahoma City is not currently in the top 8. They’re going to be a playoff team) Gobert’s recovery has come not a moment too soon. Even though the team has been winning, it’s still sort of held together with duct tape and baling wire.
As Jazzyman wrote here earlier today, Quin Snyder has his work cut out for him, but I’m sure it’s a problem he welcomes.
Rudy, if you’re reading this, welcome back and #takefnnote!