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Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors season recap

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors had his fair share of ups and downs this season. Favors had a fairly solid season considering the multiple injuries he dealt with, however his stats are similar to last seasons. Favors is one of the leaders on this young Utah team, it could be concerning that Favors hasn’t started producing at a higher level the more experience and playing...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert season recap

The Utah Jazz have to be happy with the progress and development that Rudy Gobert has had in the last couple of season. Gobert is one of the most elite defenders in the league and has the ability to alter many shots thanks to his massive length and wingspan. Gobert is a unique big who is extremely long but can run the floor with the best of them. His speed and agility for his size...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert leaves game with ankle injury

The Utah Jazz suffered a huge blow to their playoff hopes when big man Rudy Gobert left Monday night’s game with an ankle injury. It appeared to just be a minor right ankle sprain, but the matchup against the Mavs was a pivotal one, and the Jazz lost 101-92. The loss dropped the Jazz to 40-41, and they now sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings, as the Rockets have...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves, Bucks among NBA 2016 lottery teams with brightest futures

Rebuilding an NBA team is hard. Just ask Sam Hinkie, who recently resigned as the Philadelphia 76ers’ general manager in an epic 13-page letter. Or Billy King, who was “reassigned” from the Brooklyn Nets’ GM post roughly three years after trading virtually all of the team’s future assets to the Boston Celtics. The rebuilding process involves a whole lot of losing, often...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jabari Parker dunk on a cowering Rudy Gobert

Jabari Parker has been unlocked after the All-Star break, averaging 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as Giannis Antetokounmpo has transitioned to point guard.One of Parker's most valuable skills is his cutting ability, which allows him to be in the right place at the right time -- like this dunk on a cowering Rudy Gobert:At 7-foot-2 with a 7-foot-9 wingspan, Gobert...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz: Jeff Withey’s growth during Rudy Gobert’s absence

The absence of center Rudy Gobert could have been a disaster for the Utah Jazz, but turned out to be one of the best things to happen to this season. The Jazz played to a 7-11 record without Gobert, and center Jeff Withey stepped in and attempted to fill the void left by the Frenchman. During the 18 games Gobert missed, Withey posted two double-doubles and averaged 1.6 blocks per...
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert out indefinitely with sprained MCL

7-foot-2 center Rudy Gobert is arguably the most irreplaceable player on the Utah Jazz. Statistically, he’s the best rim protector in the league right now (opponents are shooting just 35.7 percent at the rim against him, the lowest mark amongst qualified players who have defended at least 5 shot attempts at the rim per game, per, the gravitational pull he attracts from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: DeMar DeRozan destroys Rudy Gobert with powerful dunk

DeMar DeRozan’s athleticism and leaping ability make him a player that NBA fans make a point to watch. You never know when he’ll throw down a vicious dunk and make someone on the opposing team look silly. Ruby Gobert, one of the better shot blockers in the league, was DeRozan’s latest victim in Wednesday night’s Jazz-Raptors game. DeRozan decided to drive the lane in the...
Via The Sports Daily
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Was Jazz head coach Quin Snyder right in blasting his team?

It happens time and time again. There are teams that go into the season with high hopes, illustrious expectations, and big dreams. They’re hyped up by the media to the point that they believe all they have to do is show up and they’ll arise the victors. It’s at that time that egos grow too big, proper preparation gets swept under the rug, and ultimately that team falters and...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The NBA’s 30 Men Of Intrigue: Rudy Gobert

(Editor’s Note: To kick off our coverage of the 2015-16 NBA season, we’re profiling the most intriguing player of all 30 NBA teams. What makes them intriguing? It could be their talent, quirkiness or the unknown, it doesn’t matter. Follow The NBA’s 30 Men of Intrigue series here with us at TSFJ, as our friends and family join us for another awesome basketball campaign.) I...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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