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Rudy Gobert, who played the hero against the Pelicans a couple of nights ago, did little against the Thunder, providing 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-2 FT) and adding seven rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 29 minutes in a 110-94 loss to the Thunder on Saturday.
Gobert made five of six field goals but didn't get much from his teammates in the lop-sided defeat to the Thunder. Gobert salvaged his fantasy day by contributing on the defensive end, getting two steals and a couple of blocks, but anyone who played Gobert in DFS is probably regretting it. Gobert will do battle against a tough Laker frontcourt that will hopefully offer opportunities to build off this average performance.
Rudy Gobert amassed 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-5 FT), 12 rebounds, and three blocks over 34 minutes in Thursday's 106-104 win over the Pelicans.
In true Gobert fashion, he was a defensive menace while doing little on offense. However, he did sink the go-ahead free throws with 6.9 seconds remaining. Gobert's paint presence kept the Pelicans out of the paint and settling for three pointers in the second half which helped the Jazz secure the win. In leagues that weigh blocks heavily Gobert is an asset but look elsewhere for centers in most other leagues.
Rudy Gobert has still not fully recovered from Coronavirus after testing positive for the disease back on March 11.
In speaking with French publication L’Equipe, Gobert stated that “[his] taste has returned, but that [his] smell is still not 100 percent.” In speaking with a specialist, he was informed that it could take up to a year. Gobert is still expected to play in Orlando come this July. Before the NBA shut-down and contracting the disease, he played in 62 games this season and averaged a double-double with 15.1 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. Given his track record, he should be able to pick up where he left off. Gobert should remain a top asset on your fantasy squad.
Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are ready to put their differences behind them and move forward, per Jazz VP Dennis Lindsey.
“They are ready to put this behind them, move forward, and act professionally,” said Lindsey. “We’re pleased with the collective makeup group, Donovan and Rudy in particular. We look forward to move forward.” Gobert and Mitchell were reportedly at odds with each other during the coronavirus saga. It was reported that two have spoken and believed to have put their differences aside. Both players are ready to move on and help the Jazz win games once (or if) the 2019-2020 NBA season resumes.
Rudy Gobert discusses his relationship with Donovan Mitchell after it was reported that the two remained at odds with each other during the coronavirus saga.
Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus and was shown being reckless leading up to the days before the NBA shutdown. Mitchell has voiced his displeasure with Gobert and it was reported that the relationship between the two was not salvageable. "It is true we did not speak for a while after this, but we did spoke a few days ago, like I said, we are ready to go win a championship for this team," said Gobert. The two will try to mend their relationship and look for common ground. The NBA is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.