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Rudy Gobert has become undeniable in the Utah Jazz player of the Week discussion

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The Jazz have won five games in a row, and there's one really, big reason why it has happened

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz have won five games in a row, and almost everyone is riding a high right now. The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and Detroit Pistons have all fallen to Utah. Some games are more competitive than others but the main recipe for wins include a commanding presence on offense and defense by Derrick Favors, late game heroics from Gordon Hayward, and the virtually indescribable play of Rudy Gobert. Hayward and Favors are both in their 5th year with the team, have the most experience, and are paid the most. Rudy Gobert is not one hampered by tradition, he's doing things out there that no one has seen. (Seriously, 7'2 bigs don't usually hit cutters with bounce passes for dunks regularly, and he's done that in the last two games.)

Sure, you don't win five in a row based on the efforts of just three players. These are team wins, and the team includes the coaching staff, the other starters, and the bench players. What we can do is look at the players and what they did last week.

Player Pos GS G MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG +/- BARPS
1 Dante Exum 1 2 4 4 23.52 10.00 3.00 2.75 0.25 0.75 8.75 16.75
2 Rodney Hood 3 2 2 4 27.53 13.00 2.50 2.00 1.50 0.00 4.75 19.00
3 Gordon Hayward 3 2 3 3 33.33 21.67 4.67 3.67 1.67 0.33 13.33 32.00
4 Derrick Favors 4 5 4 4 34.09 21.75 7.25 2.25 1.00 2.25 9.75 34.50
5 Rudy Gobert 5 4 4 36.98 10.75 16.50 2.25 1.00 3.00 6.25 33.50
6 Trey Burke 1 1 4 21.80 6.50 2.25 2.50 0.00 0.00 -1.25 11.25
7 Elijah Millsap 2 3 1 4 14.88 3.75 0.75 1.50 0.50 0.00 -1.00 6.50
8 Joe Ingles 2 3 1 4 25.34 6.00 4.00 3.00 0.75 0.00 7.50 13.75
9 Trevor Booker 4 0 4 18.83 6.25 5.75 0.75 0.50 0.50 -5.00 13.75
10 Jeremy Evans 4 0 2 2.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 -1.50 0.00
11 Bryce Cotton 1 0 2 2.37 1.00 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.50
12 Jerrelle Benimon 4 0 2 1.37 0.00 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.00 1.50
13 Alec Burks 2 1
14 Ian Clark 2 1
15 Grant Jerrett 4

Rodney Hood has finally become healthy enough to resume being a threat. Dante Exum is figuring out his place as a starter and knocking down shots. Trevor Booker and Trey Burke give it their all when they are in the game, but their production is not always equal to their effort. Joe Ingles and Elijah Millsap aren't Alec Burks, but their timely shooting and tireless hustle have helped this team win games.

I can't say much about Jeremy Evans, Bryce Cotton, or Jerrelle Benimon -- we didn't see enough of them this last week.

So who was player of the week?