CITY OF THE LAKE OF SALE – Former Utah Jazz and current Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert threw a triple during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The T-Wolves hosted the Bucks at the Target Center on Friday, November 4th.
With 7:46 left in the third quarter, the three-time NBA defender of the year attempted a 26-foot shot and missed badly. Gobert failed to connect his shot with the background, the edge and the net with the airball of an attempt.
The three-time NBA All-Star is still looking for his first career beyond the arc.
Just a little short from Rudy Gobert 😬 pic.twitter.com/OyOAWElQtk
– Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) November 5, 2022
Gobert is 0-13 from center during his NBA career.
The center is 0-2 three-pointers during his time with the Timberwolves, nine games.
During the first three quarters against the Bucks, Gobert scored four points on 2-6 field goals. He added nine rebounds, one steal and one block during his first 25 minutes on the pitch.
Throw it down, rudy. 😤 pic.twitter.com/PB0hIlrJMd
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 5, 2022
This season, Gobert has averaged 13.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.5 steals in 32.5 minutes per game.
The Minnesota vs Milwaukee game is broadcast on the NBA League Pass.
About Rudy Gobert
Over the past six seasons, Gobert has established himself as one of the NBA’s top greats, one of the most decorated players in jazz history, and has built what should be a Hall of Fame resume.
Since 2016, Gobert has been named to six consecutive All-Defensive top teams, garnered four All-NBA awards, three All-Star awards, and three times won the Defensive Player of the Year award.
During the stretch, he averaged 14.8 points, 13.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. He led the NBA in field goal percentage three of six seasons, led the NBA in blocks per game in 2016-17, and last year led the league in rebounds per game.
don’t challenge Rudy Gobert to the edge.
By the way, he is 3 times defender of the year pic.twitter.com/vmCoVcAgmQ
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 2, 2022
Perhaps most impressive was Gobert’s unique duration, having played 90 percent of Jazz’s matches in four of six games and never having played fewer than 56 games during the stretch.
After nine seasons with Jazz, Gobert ranks in the top 10 players in the franchise in multiple significant categories including games played (10th, 611), minutes played (7th, 18,301), field goals (10th, 2,796), free throws (5th, 2,000), offensive rebounds (2nd, 2023), defensive rebounds (2nd, 5,096), total rebounds (2nd, 7,119), blocks (3rd, 1,357), points (10th, 7,592 ), percentage of field goals (1st, .653), rebounds per game (2nd, 11.7), blocks per game (2nd, 2.2), PER (3rd, 22.1), real shot rates ( 1st, .671), effective field goal rate (1st, .653), offensive rebound percentages (2nd, 12.6), defensive rebound rate (1st, 30.4), total rebound rates (1st, 21, 7), block rate (5th, 6.1), offensive score (2nd, 127.4), offensive win odds (4th, 48.6), defensive win odds (4th, 37.9), win odds totals (3rd, 86.6), odds every 48 minutes (1st, 0.227), Box Plus / Minus (5th, 4.0), Box Plus / Minus defensive (5th, 2.2), and Value resp to substitution P layer (5th, 27.8).
In a league where player movement is raging and loyalty is rarely rewarded, Gobert’s nine-year tenure with Jazz has been unique, and he’s sure he’s never sent a mail in a match.
The Jazz turned a huge page in their franchise history on Friday by sending Gobert to the Timberwolves, but his impact in Utah won’t soon be forgotten.