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Rudy Gobert Named Western Conference Player of the Week

A much deserved award for a dominant start to the season

Utah Jazz v Denver Nuggets - Game Two Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

Rudy Gobert has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 31.

It’s a much-deserved award for the 7’1” center who has helped lead the Utah Jazz to a 5-1 start to the season. Averaging 16.3 points, 15.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks in just 31.1 minutes per game, Gobert has been dominant for the Jazz.

The Jazz have seen some different inconsistencies this season in different aspects of the team. For example, as a team, the Jazz are shooting just 32.5% from three. But the most consistent thing the team has had is Rudy Gobert’s play on both ends of the floor. His defensive effort is as good as ever and his offensive impact is still hyper-efficient.

It’s not often that Gobert gets the recognition he deserves, outside of the DPOY, so it’s nice to see him recognized. The Jazz will continue to win a lot of games this season and the cornerstone of that winning will be Rudy Gobert.