Rudy Gobert, born on June 26, 1992), whose hometown is located in Picardy, France, is a French professional basketball player. He was selected by the Nuggets with the 27th pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft and officially joined the NBA. He is currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves and serves as a center. Nicknamed “The French Tower”, he is considered the best guard in NBA history. One of the frame hands.
Location: C (No. 27)
Height: 2.16 meters / 7 feet 1
Weight: 117 kg/258 lbs
Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Draft: 27th pick in the first round of 2013
Salary this season: $35.34 million
In 2003, Gobert joined the St. Quentin Basketball Club and started his basketball career. In 2007, Gobert joined the Cholet basketball training camp, and was selected into the French youth team in 2010, becoming the team’s scoring leader and rebounding leader. In 2013, Gobert officially started his NBA career. In July of the same year, Gobert signed a four-year rookie contract worth $5.5 million with the Jazz; in 2016, Gobert and the Jazz completed a four-year contract extension worth $102 million ;In the 2016-17 season, he was selected as the best defensive team. In 2018 and 2019, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award consecutively, becoming one of only ten players in NBA history to win the honor at least twice. In 2019, Gobert broke the single-season dunk record with 306 dunks. In the same year, the number of assists reached 482 times. In the 2020-21 season, the Jazz officially announced the completion of an early contract extension with Gobert. The contract is 5 years and 205 million US dollars, of which the last year is a player option.
Gobert’s blue-collar style of play has caused many people to overlook his dominance on the defensive end. Although he has the weakness of not having a long enough defensive range, he can support a team’s defensive system, which is something other centers in the league cannot do. matter. He’s the best system defender in the league right now.