Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert (UTA) “Stifle Tower” | “Inspector Gadget (Go-Go-Gobert!)” nike

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utsmallCenter: 7’1, 245 lbs; 4th year, France

NBA Role: elite rim protector • UTA Depth Chart: Starter

‘Inspector Gadget’, ‘Stifle Tower’, ‘Rudy’…whatever you want to call Gobert, know this: you’re not getting many shots past him on the inside; throwback center: not in terms of his overall profile, in the sense that he goes after every shot and isn’t afraid to get posterized; single-handedly shuts down driving lanes on some nights – one of the league’s premiere watch dogs: consistenly finishes near the top in defensive win shares and block percentage; not a natural back to the basket scorer* but very Gobert’s very capable as a keep it high, catch & finish guy; improving patience: needs a go-to move: a (more concise) sweeping, lefty hook could be a game-changer for Coach Quin Snyder; future All-Star? – Rudy’s game continues to grow – it’s almost a cinch at some point if UTA maintains elite defensive numbers

*Rudy’s “post impact” comes from finding cutters, short passes in the lane

DOG Status: Top DOG

Signature Sequence: pseudo-slip • ‘slam’

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating 81


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 7.2 points/game, 8.5 rebounds/game, 58% FG
  • Avg. career-high 11 rebounds/game (2015-16)
  • 7’9 wingspan