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Lean on me: International NBA players supporting each other

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. The two have a big brother-little brother relationship, a bond many international players seek. ''For me it's been better, for sure,'' Gobert said of Diaw's arrival in Utah. ''Just speaking French...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Biggest surprises and disappointments of the NBA season

The 2016-17 NBA season has featured historic performances, with names like Russell Westbrook and James Harden playing at elite levels, along with many subpar performances from some of the top players in league. Conversely, players like Isaiah Thomas have forced their way into the NBA consciousness somewhat unexpectedly.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fall short to Jazz 127-94

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 27 points, George Hill added 19, and the Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to four games with a 127-94 triumph over the struggling New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Gordon Hayward scored 17 points in 26 minutes and got the whole fourth quarter off after Utah led by as many as 21 in the third quarter. The Jazz led for all but the...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tough second quarter leads to Bucks loss

SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to an easy 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The double-double was Gobert's 33rd of the season for the Jazz, who also got 27 points from Gordon Hayward. Utah took a 61-43 lead into halftime after dominating the second quarter. The Jazz allowed the Bucks to score...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Gobert shines in Jazz's 104-88 win over Bucks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to an easy 104-88 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The double-double was Gobert's 33rd of the season for the Jazz, who also got 27 points from Gordon Hayward. Utah took a 61-43 lead into halftime after dominating the second quarter. The Jazz allowed the Bucks to...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Handing out all the NBA midseason awards

The 2016-2017 NBA regular season has just passed its midway point, so what better time to start handing out some early awards and honors?While things are most certainly subject to change in the second half and down the stretch, there are few arguments to be had when it comes to which players (and coaches) have stepped up and made a tremendous impact at this point in the season.So...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook laughs at question about having to contain Gobert

Russell Westbrook’s pettiness levels continue to be sky-high.Speaking with reporters at shootaround ahead of Monday’s game against the Utah Jazz, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard laughed off a question suggesting that the team needed to contain Jazz center Rudy Gobert. In fairness, it’s a very legitimate question. Gobert is a frontrunner for Defensive Player of the Year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gobert on NBA’s best center: ‘Right now, I think it’s me’

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been nothing short of a transformative end-to-end force for the Utah Jazz this season, and he’s well aware of it. After outdueling equally otherworldly big man Marc Gasol on Sunday and helping hold Gasol’s Memphis Grizzlies to just 73 points in a Utah victory, Gobert was asked who he thought the best center in the NBA was. “To be honest, right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rockets' Beverley aiming for Defensive Player of the Year

Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has his eyes on what he believes to be a very attainable prize. In a recent interview with Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Beverley was clear that his goal for the season is to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award and expressed confidence in his ability to do so. “That is one of my biggest goals,” Beverley said of the DPOY Award...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz sign Rudy Gobert to four-year, $102M extension

With free agency looming after this season, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has agreed in principle to a four-year, $104 million contract extension to stay with the team, per Adrian Wojnarowski. Gobert, the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, has quietly emerged as one of the league’s most dominant big men on the defensive side of the court. A native of France, his extension...
Via Sportsnaut
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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