Rudy Gobert RUMORS & NEWS

  • Shaquille O'Neal: "If I Was Playing Today, I’d Be Making Rudy Gobert Numbers."

    Fadeaway World "Ever since Rudy Gobert inked his five-year, $205 million contract extension in December, Shaquille O'Neal has made it a running joke of his to poke fun at it. Over the past few months, he has flamed Gobert countless times for having a contract O'Neal clearly..." May 06

  • Rudy Gobert reveals the Jazz’s one big mistake in embarrassing loss to Suns

    Clutch Points "To say that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is disappointed after Friday’s loss to the Phoenix Suns would be an understatement. Perhaps “appalled” is the right term after he observed that his team failed to compete in the absence of Donovan Mitchell and Mike..." May 01

  • Rudy Gobert shoulders blame for costly defensive miscue as Jazz drop back-to-back games to Timberwolves

    ESPN "NBA Defensive Player of the Year front-runner Rudy Gobert blamed himself for the Utah Jazz's 105-104 loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night, saying his botched execution that led to D'Angelo Russell's game-winning layup made him..." April 28

  • The MVP cases for, and against, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert

    The Athletic "If straw polls and chatter around the league are to be believed, it seems as if Nikola Jokic has a direct line to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player trophy. There is some competition, such as Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Golden State’s Stephen Curry. But..." April 27

  • Shaquille O'Neal admits he's 'jealous' of Rudy Gobert's $205M contract

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal's criticism of the five-year, $205-million extension handed to Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert last year appears to have been spurred at least in part by jealousy. During an appearance on "The Rex Chapman Show" earlier this month,..." April 19

  • The hilarious way Jazz star Rudy Gobert determines Mike Conley’s playing status

    Clutch Points "Aside from being one of the top defenders in the league today, Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert apparently also has a talent for predicting the future. As revealed by head coach Quin Snyder (albeit jokingly), the team usually relies on Gobert’s crystal ball to determine Mike..." April 17

  • Sixers Star Faces Stifling Competition in Quest to Be ‘Clear-Cut’ Best Defender

    Heavy "In the last week, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has made some of his most demonstrative statements to date on the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year race. After Monday’s 113-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Simmons declared that he wants to be the..." April 16

  • Ranking the NBA's Best Duos This Season

    Bleacher Report "Ranking the NBA's best duos in any given season is not for the faint of heart. So let's live on the wild side, shall we? Hashing out a pecking order is an inexact process. Rooting out subjection entirely isn't possible. Success is open to..." April 07

  • Rudy Gobert vocal on Donovan Mitchell’s decision to sit out after Jazz’s flight mishap

    Clutch Points "Recently after the Utah Jazz’s narrow 111-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert was quoted as stating the following about his teammate Donovan Mitchell’s decision not to join the team in Memphis: That comfort, of course, comes at..." April 03

  • Rudy Gobert issues challenge to Donovan Mitchell amid Jazz title aspirations

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert knows a thing or two about defense. After all, the Frenchman — aptly nicknamed “The Stifle Tower” — is a two-time NBA Defensive “Player of the Year” (2018, 2019) and four-time NBA All-Defensive First..." March 27

  • Ja Morant vocal on why he isn’t afraid of Rudy Gobert’s defense

    Clutch Points "The Memphis Grizzlies came out with a valiant stand as they narrowly lost to a more talented Utah Jazz team on Friday night. Sophomore star Ja Morant led the team’s resilient fightback as he managed to make impressive plays in the paint despite the stifling presence of..." March 27

  • Rudy Gobert warns against complacency: Jazz 'haven't accomplished s***'

    The Score "All-Star center Rudy Gobert issued a harsh reality check to his Utah Jazz teammates after his team's 131-122 loss to the Washington Wizards on Thursday. "We need to understand that we haven't accomplished shit," Gobert said, according..." March 19

  • Donovan Mitchell: Rumor of 'unsalvageable' relationship with Rudy Gobert helped Jazz come together

    Uproxx "It was exactly a year ago Thursday that the NBA world, and subsequently the sports world, came to a halt following Rudy Gobert’s positive test for COVID-19. The wake of that positive test saw the NBA and every other sports league shut down as it served as one of the first big..." March 11

  • Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert fined for comments made about NBA officiating

    Deseret News "As expected, Utah Jazz franchise cornerstones Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have been fined by the NBA following the comments they made criticizing officials after their 131-123 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Mitchell has been fined $25,000 and..." March 05

  • Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert say NBA officiating is getting out of hand

    Deseret News "The Utah Jazz lost, 131-123, in overtime to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night in a game that was chippy and filled with controversy. But the controversy didn’t end with the final buzzer. Donovan Mitchell, who was ejected from the game after being assessed two separate..." March 04

  • Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert campaign managers for Mike Conley’s All-Star bid

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley has been one of the league’s most underrated and underappreciated players for several seasons now. He’s been a borderline All-Star during his years with the Memphis Grizzlies. But for some reason, the 33-year-old playmaker..." February 20

  • Darko Milicic throws shade at Rudy Gobert over big contract "Nikola Jokic has been locked in on a wild MVP mode ever since the season began. He recently demonstrated again that he’s one of the leading candidates for the award by scoring a career-high-tying 47 points against the Utah Jazz while dominating – to say the least –..." February 04

  • Rudy Gobert Had 'Very Honest Conversation' with Donovan Mitchell to Clear Air

    SI "In an interview with The Athletic's Sam Amick, Jazz center Rudy Gobert opened up about repairing his relationship with his All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell. In March, Jazz center Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and subsequently infected..." February 03

  • Rudy Gobert: LeBron James Is 'The Most Criticized Player of Our Generation'

    Bleacher Report "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert believes LeBron James' success on the basketball court has led to an increase in the amount of criticism he's received.  In an interview with Sam Amick of The Athletic, Gobert said James is "the most criticized player..." February 03

  • Celtics Could Trade Kemba Walker To Jazz For Rudy Gobert

    Fadeaway World "With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, and Marcus Smart, the Boston Celtics have a pretty solid core of young stars. And, despite Danny Ainge’s reputation for being a major risk-taker, he has resisted the urge to include any of their main players in a trade. Still, it..." January 22

  • Rudy Gobert receives adorable letter from fan who drew viral sketches of him

    Clutch Points "A couple of months back, Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert trolled a kid that drew a not-so-flattering sketch of the former two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner. As it turns out, the boy sent a couple of letters to Gobert after the drawing went viral. The..." January 18

  • Rudy Gobert Says He Has 'No Beef' with Shaquille O'Neal After HOFer's Comments

    Sporting News "Rudy Gobert is swatting away any chatter about him engaging in a battle with one of the NBA's greatest players. The Jazz star took to Twitter on Monday to address a social media shot from Shaquille O'Neal, who has a history of ripping current big men. The Hall..." January 04

  • Shaquille O’Neal throws shade at Rudy Gobert’s $205 million contract

    Clutch Points "Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal often chimes in with his thoughts and opinions on the modern NBA and its stars thanks to his primary role on “Inside the NBA” on TNT. Many of O’Neal’s comments disparage the modern NBA’s softness as..." January 02

  • Rudy Gobert reflects on ‘weird’ return to OKC after COVID-19 saga

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz duo of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell recently took a trip down memory lane as they returned to face the Oklahoma City Thunder which was the same team that they were set to play back on March 11 before the league was abruptly suspended due..." December 29

  • Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards’ perfect response after schooling Rudy Gobert

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Anthony Edwards was unfazed when he found himself being guarded by Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert in transition during the first quarter of their game. After the game, the 2020 top overall pick also shed light on his thoughts..." December 27

  • Rudy Gobert finally addresses infamous mic-touching incident "Rudy Gobert is now more than nine months removed from his coronavirus diagnosis, and he is finally speaking about the notorious incident that preceded it. In a lengthy interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters this week, the Utah Jazz center addressed the infamous episode where..." December 25

  • Sixers’ Joel Embiid takes huge swipe at Rudy Gobert over All-NBA snub

    Yahoo! Sports "Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is using last season's All-NBA snub as motivation for the 2020-21 season. Speaking to ESPN's Jackie MacMullan, Embiid was particularly upset that Rudy Gobert was named to the All-NBA team ahead of him: "I agree..." December 23

  • The Utah Jazz had no choice but to overpay Rudy Gobert

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz signed Rudy Gobert to a five-year $205 million extension on Sunday, the biggest contract ever for a big man. Gobert’s deal was even $15 million more than Anthony Davis’ five-year deal he signed less than three weeks ago. If you put those two..." December 21

  • Rudy Gobert pens heartfelt letter to Utah after agreeing to record extension

    Clutch Points "Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz have agreed on a new extension, making him one of the highest-paid players in the NBA. Following his historic extension, Gobert penned a heartfelt letter to Utah, thanking the city for welcoming him since his rookie..." December 20

  • Twitter clowns Jazz for giving Rudy Gobert 5-year, $205 million extension

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz recently secured the services of All-Star center Rudy Gobert for a lucrative five-year, $205 million extension which sets the record for the biggest contract made for a big man, per ESPN‘s Tim MacMahon. The breaking news ultimately didn’t bode..." December 20

  • Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell reacts to Rudy Gobert’s extension after beef last season

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz inked Rudy Gobert to a massive extension on Sunday morning, making him the third highest-paid player in the NBA. Following Gobert’s extension, Donovan Mitchell gave his reaction to his teammate’s deal after both of them had a slight..." December 20

  • Rudy Gobert agrees to 5-year, $205 million extension with Utah Jazz

    ESPN "All-NBA big man Rudy Gobert will sign a five-year, $205 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz, he told ESPN after agreeing to the largest deal for a center in league history. "It means that they believe in me," Gobert told ESPN. "They believe in..." December 20

  • Jazz offered Rudy Gobert standard max extension, but he wants super-max

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jazz center Rudy Gobert is eligible for a super-max contract extension. Yes, the same super-max extension worth more than $228 million that Giannis Antetokounmpo just signed. I don’t know where the 28% comes from. On a standard extension,..." December 17

  • Joel Embiid has funny trash talk about Rudy Gobert "Joel Embiid is getting himself ready for another season of clowning on opposing big men. After the team began training camp this week, the Philadelphia 76ers center had funny trash talk about Utah Jazz counterpart Rudy Gobert. Embiid was going against new Sixers center Tony Bradley,..." December 05

  • Rudy Gobert reacts to Jazz allowing fans into arena amid COVID-19

    Clutch Points "The Utah Jazz announced on Tuesday that home games at Vivint Arena will be played with a limited number of fans during the 2020-21 season, which will begin on Dec. 22. Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert, who was the first reported NBA player to contract COVID-19, spoke..." November 24

  • Los Angeles Clippers Can Create A Big 4 With These Two Additions

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers had a great regular season but suffered one of the biggest choke jobs in recent memory. Up 3-1 against the Denver Nuggets with a chance to face the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, they had multiple leads vanish in three straight games resulting in losses. We..." November 14

  • Proposed Trade Again Links Celtics to All-Star Center

    Heavy "Another day, another bubbling bit of fodder for the NBA rumor mill, which is always fun, especially when the Celtics are (inevitably, it seems) involved. This one is a closer look at a deal that has been floated before, but one that could potentially turn..." November 09