Rudy Gobert is racking up the end of season awards now. Just days after receiving word that he was finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year and on the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team, Gobert has been named to the All-NBA Third team. This marks the second time Rudy Gobert has been selected to an All-NBA Team, the last time he was selected to the 2nd team. This is also the second time he was selected to the All-NBA team without being selected to the All-Star game.
According to Aaron Falk of UtahJazz.com, Rudy Gobert becomes only “the fifth Jazz player to earn multiple All-NBA honors with the team, joining Adrian Dantley, Karl Malone, John Stockton and Deron Williams.”
Donovan Mitchell received four 3rd place votes along with potential future teammate Mike Conley. Another potential Jazzman D’Angelo Russell received three 3rd place votes.
Rudy Gobert has already been selected for the All-Defensive First Team and as a finalist for the Defensive Player of the Year trophy which he should be the favorite for with his insane numbers. If Rudy Gobert wins the DPOY trophy for the second year in a row he will become one of only a select few that have won the award two years in a row. Those players are Sidney Moncrief, Dennis Rodman, Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning, Ben Wallace, Dwight Howard and Kawhi Leonard.
The awards show for MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and the rest will be on June 24th, 2019 at 9PM ET on TNT.
Congratulations, Rudy Gobert!
UPDATE 4:32 PM 5/23/19
According to Bobby Marks, Rudy Gobert is able to combine DPOY and All-NBA criteria when factoring in if he is eligible for the supermax. Rudy Gobert is eligible for a lot of money.
The NBA will allow a player to combine DPOY and All-NBA when factoring in if he met the criteria. Gobert met the criteria and is eligible for a five-year $247.3M extension. https://t.co/dgJ3ffxcW1— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) May 23, 2019
All-NBA First Team
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee
James Harden, Houston
Stephen Curry, Golden State
Paul George, Oklahoma City
Nikola Jokic, Denver
All-NBA Second Team
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia
Kevin Durant, Golden State
Damian Lillard, Portland
Kawhi Leonard, Toronto
Kyrie Iriving, Boston
All-NBA Third Team
Rudy Gobert, Utah
Blake Griffin, Detroit
LeBron James, L.A. Lakers
Kemba Walker, Charlotte
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City