Rudy Gobert RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rudy Gobert Trade Could Kill Kevin Durant Trade Talks

    The Big Lead "Kevin Durant is still a Brooklyn Net, which shouldn't be a surprise to anybody. We have an unprecedented situation on our hands and the Nets' front office is not going to be hasty about pulling the trigger on any deal. Talks have only just begun over the last two days. The timing..." July 02

  • Minnesota Timberwolves Are Finally Going for It After Rudy Gobert Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves took what will be the biggest gamble of the offseason on Friday, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting they swung a blockbuster trade for All-Star center and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, whose time with the Utah Jazz and..." July 02

  • Winners and Losers from Jazz-Timberwolves Rudy Gobert Mega Trade

    Bleacher Report "Gordon Hayward and Donovan Mitchell certainly have their arguments for co-headliner status, but three-time All-Star and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert has been the face of the Utah Jazz for over half a decade. As of Friday, he's now a member of the Minnesota..." July 02

  • Rudy Gobert says farewell to Jazz fans after blockbuster trade to Timberwolves

    Clutch Points "After months of speculation, it finally happened. Rudy Gobert has been traded away from the Utah Jazz. The multi-time Defensive Player of the Year was dealt to Minnesota in a blockbuster deal. This trade ends one of the most successful eras of the franchise in recent..." July 02

  • Utah Jazz Reportedly Saw Rudy Gobert's Supermax Contract As A Hindrance To Team-Building

    Fadeaway World "Rudy Gobert is one of the best centers in the league, providing elite rim protection and play-finishing ability. At the same time, it is fair to say that he is not a superstar, but paid like one, as he is on a supermax contract currently. It was recently revealed by Tony Jones..." July 02

  • Timberwolves’ brief Kevin Durant pursuit before pulling off Rudy Gobert trade

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled off a blockbuster trade on Friday, acquiring Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, and others, plus four first-round picks. Yes, quite the haul. However, before the..." July 02

  • Jazz To Trade Rudy Gobert To Timberwolves

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz are trading three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, the Jazz will receive Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred..." July 01

  • Jazz interested in Deandre Ayton trade after dealing Rudy Gobert to Timberwolves

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz shocked the NBA world on Friday as they shipped off Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in one of the more notable blockbuster trades in quite a while. Utah acquired four players and an astounding four first-round picks in exchange for..." July 01

  • Timberwolves eyeing Rudy Gobert trade to pair him with Karl-Anthony Towns

    Clutch Points "The 2022 NBA Offseason has reached its peak, with trade rumors and free agency signings flying left and right. Now, there are new developments involving the Minnesota Timberwolves and Rudy Gobert. According to Minnesota sports reporter Darren Wolfson, the Timberwolves’..." July 01

  • Bulls ‘odds-on favorite’ to land Jazz's Rudy Gobert

    Clutch Points "The NBA trade rumors are in full swing as the free agency period looms large on the league. One big name, literally and figuratively that’s likely to change uniforms is Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert. The three-time DPOY has been linked to the Chicago Bulls for..." June 29

  • Timberwolves Have Reportedly Explored Trades For Dejounte Murray And Rudy Gobert

    Fadeaway World "With the NBA trade season in full swing, the rumor mill has been running nonstop for days. On Monday morning, most of the noise was regarding Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, who are headed towards an ugly divorce. But in Minnesota, the Timberwolves may have something else..." June 27

  • This Jazz-Raptors Trade Features Rudy Gobert To Toronto

    NBA Analysis "When asking the question of whether the Toronto Raptors need a center, a broader question emerges: Does any NBA team need a center in 2022? It is, after all, a positionless league. Arguably, no team reinforced that fact more than the Raptors last season. They spent much of the season..." June 26

  • 3 Post-Draft Trade Ideas Involving Rudy Gobert

    NBA Analysis "In the NBA, talent reigns supreme. It’s not complicated: if you don’t have one of the league’s best collections of talent, you’re not going to contend for the NBA championship. With that said, talent isn’t the only factor that defines success. Chemistry..." June 25

  • Timberwolves reportedly could pursue Rudy Gobert: How a trade might look

    Sportsnaut "In an attempt to improve on what was a successful season in 2021-2022, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly could pursue talented Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert this summer. The Timberwolves surprised many by finishing with a 46-36 record this season and giving the Memphis Grizzlies a..." June 22

  • This Bulls-Jazz Trade Sends Rudy Gobert To Chicago

    NBA Analysis "The Utah Jazz is going to have an eventful NBA offseason. This is an organization that has undergone changes at every level and they are now reaching the court. Not only do they have to find a new head coach, but it also sounds as if they are ready to make some adjustments to the roster as..." June 21

  • Rudy Gobert-to-Bulls trade rumors get cold water dumped on them

    NBC Sports Chicago "In November 2020, seven months after first landing in a lead basketball operations position, Arturas Karnišovas selected Florida State freshman Patrick Williams with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. At the time, the Chicago Bulls executive vice..." June 21

  • Rudy Gobert Says 4th Ring Puts Steph Curry In 'Rarified Air,' 'Top Of The List'

    TMZ "Curry had always been considered one of the game's GOATs -- he is, after all, the most prolific 3-point shooter ever -- but Gobert (a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year) clearly believes the win Thursday night moves him into whole 'nother legendary..." June 18

  • These 3 Trades Send Jazz Star Rudy Gobert To Brooklyn Nets

    NBA Analysis "Brooklyn and Salt Lake City have very little in common. In fact, culturally speaking, they may be on opposite ends of the United States’ cultural spectrum. On the one hand, you’ve got a bustling metropolitan area. New York City. Bright lights, celebrities, etc. NBA players choose to..." June 17

  • This Jazz-Raptors Trade Sends Rudy Gobert To Toronto

    NBA Analysis "When asking the question of whether the Toronto Raptors need a center, a broader question emerges: Does any NBA team need a center in 2022? It is, after all, a positionless league. Arguably, no team reinforced that fact more than the Raptors last season. They spent much of the season..." June 16

  • Hawks Could Include John Collins, Clint Capela, Kevin Huerter, And The No. 16 Pick In A Package For Rudy Gobert

    Fadeaway World "This offseason, there are a handful of stars being mentioned around the league in trade talks, and two big men seem to be in discussion a lot more than other players. A sign-and-trade for Deandre Ayton is one of the big possibilities being spoken about, while the Utah Jazz's latest playoff..." June 14

  • Bulls, Hawks, Raptors Teams Most Interested In Rudy Gobert Trade

    NBA Analysis "The Utah Jazz has their work cut out for them this NBA offseason. They have to remake their coaching staff after Quin Snyder and the organization parted ways earlier this offseason. In addition to that, the roster is going to undergo a lot of work. The Jazz has fallen short of..." June 14

  • 2 Major Trades To Send Rudy Gobert To Hawks

    NBA Analysis "The Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks share some similarities. Both teams underachieved in the playoffs after entering the 2021-22 NBA season with higher aspirations than a first-round exit. With the resignation of Quin Snyder, the Jazz appear primed for further major changes. Donovan..." June 10

  • Jazz won't discuss Donovan Mitchell trade, but will consider moving Rudy Gobert

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Jazz don’t want to trade Donovan Mitchell. Not even after he leaked discontent in the aftermath of Quin Snyder’s resignation. Utah’s insistence on keeping Rudy Gobert, on the other hand… Tony Jones of The..." June 09

  • Is Rudy Gobert The Missing Piece For The Mavericks?

    NBA Analysis "It was highly theorized that the Dallas Mavericks trade that sent former NBA All-Star Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards in return for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans wasn’t so much about the players that Dallas was acquiring in exchange but more so about who they were..." June 09

  • Are The Knicks A Realistic Trade Destination For Rudy Gobert?

    NBA Analysis "Tom Thibodeau’s love affair with defense throughout his NBA coaching career is well documented. To be even more specific, the New York Knicks coach loves rim protection. Thibodeau innovated defensive schemes as a member of the Boston Celtics’ coaching staff in the..." June 08

  • This Bulls-Jazz Trade Sends Rudy Gobert To Chicago

    NBA Analysis "The Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls both were teams that entered the 2021-22 NBA season with high expectations, but failed to make it out of the first-round of the playoffs. With both teams being in win-now mode, everything will need to be on the table when it comes to considering..." June 07

  • Chicago Bulls Interested In Trade For Rudy Gobert From Jazz

    NBA Analysis "The Chicago Bulls are going to be a team to keep a very close eye on heading into the NBA offseason. After coming up short in the playoffs, the franchise knows that it will need to make more moves to become a serious NBA Finals contender next year. One name to keep a very close eye on for the..." June 06

  • Rudy Gobert, Bojan Bogdanovic drawing strong trade interest around NBA

    Sportsnaut "It’s possible the biggest change the Utah Jazz will see this offseason has already occurred, with head coach Quin Snyder resigning after eight seasons at the helm. Yet, the immediate future of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert is up in the air. If the team..." June 06

  • This Jazz-Nets Trade Features Ben Simmons, Rudy Gobert

    NBA Analysis "There have been a lot of rumors swirling about what some franchises in the NBA could do this offseason. Two playoff teams are going to be involved in a lot of headlines and discussions in the Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets. Both teams suffered disappointing, early playoff exits in 2022...." June 05

  • Mavericks Unlikely To Make ‘All-Out’ Rudy Gobert Trade Pursuit

    NBA Analysis "After an incredible run in the postseason, the Dallas Mavericks are shifting gears to the NBA offseason. With Luka Doncic being one of the top playoff performers in the league, the organization may start to push all-in and build a roster that can make a run at the NBA title. When..." June 02

  • 3 reasons why a Rudy Gobert trade to the Toronto Raptors makes sense

    Sportsnaut "There’s a darn good chance that we’ll see the Utah Jazz pull off a Rudy Gobert trade at some point this summer. Utah is coming off a first-round exit at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. There’s continued talks of a rift between the All-Star center and..." June 01

  • Jazz Weighing Rudy Gobert Trade; Raptors Team To Watch

    NBA Analysis "The landscape of the NBA could change drastically depending on what the Utah Jazz decide to do with their All-Star duo of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. It feels like it is time for them to shake the roster up, which could result in one of them being on the move. While no trade..." May 31

  • 3 Trade Packages To Send Rudy Gobert To Nets

    NBA Analysis "It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where it all went wrong for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2021-22 NBA season. How much of their currently volatile state is due to the COVID-19 pandemic? If Kyrie Irving hadn’t had a vaccine to oppose, would they have steamrolled their way to..." May 31

  • Could The Lakers Trade Anthony Davis To Jazz For Rudy Gobert & A 1st Rd Pick?

    NBA Analysis "The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off one of the most disappointing seasons in NBA history. After coming into the year with championship expectations, a star-studded team missed out on the postseason completely. Last offseason, the Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook to team up with..." May 30

  • This Grizzlies-Jazz Blockbuster Trade Features Rudy Gobert

    NBA Analysis "The time has come for the Utah Jazz to consider splitting up their duo of NBA stars. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are both signed long-term, but this group has been unable to lead Utah to where it wants to be. After yet another underwhelming season ending with a first-round exit,..." May 29

  • Funny photo of Rudy Gobert towering over Real Madrid Eden Hazard goes viral

    Larry Brown Sports "Rudy Gobert is so tall that he makes other elite professional athletes look microscopic in comparison. The Utah Jazz big man was in attendance for Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. The match took place in Gobert’s native country of..." May 29

  • Mavs’ outlook on Rudy Gobert trade pursuit after losing to Warriors

    Clutch Points "The offseason is underway for the Dallas Mavericks. Now that they have a taste of success in the NBA playoffs, they have to figure out how to maximize the talent they have around Luka Doncic. The Mavs have plenty of options. There are a lot of trades the Mavs could make..." May 27

  • 2 Bold Trades To Send Jazz Star Rudy Gobert To Atlanta Hawks

    NBA Analysis "If you’re a Utah Jazz fan, allow us to offer our sincere condolences. It hasn’t been easy for you lately, and that likely won’t change throughout the NBA offseason. Ever since the Jazz were eliminated by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs,..." May 27

  • This Jazz-Nets Trade Swaps Rudy Gobert, Ben Simmons

    NBA Analysis "There have been a lot of ups and downs for the Brooklyn Nets throughout the last few NBA seasons. There must be some tough decisions made in the offseason. The Nets landed Ben Simmons in a midseason trade that sent James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers. So far, Simmons has been..." May 22

  • Rudy Gobert ignites trade rumors with sneaky move after Golden State’s Game 2 win vs. Mavs

    Clutch Points "Rudy Gobert is deep into a long offseason rest, with the Utah Jazz already out of NBA title contention as early as the first round where they got ousted in six games by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks — the same team that just got walloped Friday night by..." May 21

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert Headline 2022 NBA All-Defensive Teams

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Friday the members of the 2021-22 All-Defensive Teams, with some familiar faces and this season's Defensive Player of the Year headlining the First Team.  Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., Utah Jazz center Rudy..." May 21

  • The perfect trade Hawks must offer Jazz for Rudy Gobert

    Clutch Points "Rumors are swirling around the Utah Jazz already and the NBA playoffs are still in full swing! Utah was eliminated in the first round of the postseason and it is becoming clear that they don’t have a roster capable of making a Finals run. This has led to speculation that one of..." May 14

  • 2 Trade Packages To Send Rudy Gobert To Clippers

    NBA Analysis "Trade rumors circle the Utah Jazz like vultures. They know this core is probably on its last legs after another early exit in the NBA playoffs. The organization had a terribly disappointing 2021-22 season. They came into the year with championship aspirations, so a first-round exit..." May 12

  • This Jazz-Raptors Trade Swaps Rudy Gobert, Pascal Siakam

    NBA Analysis "Utah Jazz fans are anxious. We can’t blame them. Up until recently, this team looked built to contend for the NBA championship. Now, it appears to be in shambles. Many of the questions surrounding this team are about the relationship between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert...." May 12

  • Rudy Gobert Threatens To Fight Skip Bayless Over Skip Calling Him Soft

    Black Sports Online "For some odd reason there is a Rudy Gobert and Shaq “beef” going on right now. It started when Shaq just completely dismissed (rightfully so) Rudy being able to stop him and limiting him to only 12 points. Most people agree with Shaq. It’s been an..." May 12

  • Shaquille O'Neal: 'I Respect' Rudy Gobert Standing Up for Himself

    Bleacher Report "There's been a bit of a debate online in recent days over the prospect of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defending Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal. B/R's Taylor Rooks spoke directly to both of them Tuesday, and a respectful exchange occurred between the two big..." May 11

  • Charles Barkley hilariously needled Shaq over Rudy Gobert trash talk

    Larry Brown Sports "Shaq and Rudy Gobert have exchanged some trash talk recently, and you can probably guess which side of the feud Charles Barkley is on. During a recent episode of “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” O’Neal’s co-host Spice Adams suggested that Gobert could have held..." May 10

  • This Jazz-Hawks Trade Sends Rudy Gobert To Atlanta

    NBA Analysis "The Utah Jazz could be nearing a blockbuster deal this NBA offseason. After another lackluster campaign, the front office will have a chance to split up their duo of superstars. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have been unable to get the Jazz to where they want to go. Utah has fallen..." May 10

  • Would the Raptors trade for Rudy Gobert? Nah. Here’s why

    The Star "The Raptors are coming off a 48-win regular season that was perhaps better than they expected and included improvement up and down the roster. They have a core group that vice-chair Masai Ujiri is unequivocally impressed with, one that he very publicly wants to keep intact. It..." May 10

  • NBA Fans Roast Rudy Gobert For Saying He Would ‘Lock’ Shaq’s A** Up if They Played Against Each Other

    Total Pro Sports "Rudy Gobert is a defensive juggernaut and a very funny guy. During his prime, Shaquille O’Neal was an absolute force who just might’ve been mistaken for an actual Avenger for the way he pushed big men around with ease on the court. Shaq was so dominant that many big men at..." May 09