June 11, 2021

Frenchman Rudy Gobert voted best defender for the third time

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Never two without three. For the third time in four years, Rudy Gobert inherits the title of best defender in the NBA in 2021, after 2018 and 2019. He succeeds Giannis Antetokounmpo on the list and joins a very closed club: only Dikembe Mutumbo, Ben Wallace (four times ) and Dwight Howard (three times) have landed the timpani three or more times. “It’s a team effort, reacted the French international hub of Utah, on TNT . It takes hardness, work and devotion. You have to have the desire, every day, to ensure that your team is the best possible on this side of the field. You need an organization, technical staff and teammates who believe in me every day. And I give them back their confidence. ” Rather twice than …

Thanks to the performance of their Frenchy, former 27th pick in the 2013 Draft, the Salt Lake City-based team is one of the strongest in the League. The Jazz also finished first in the regular season NBA standings (52v-20d), a first since the Malone & Stockton years. “We don’t have the feeling that we have done much so far, we want to win the title,” he proclaims. Gobert, 28, is 14.3 rebounds, 13.5 rebounds (2nd) and 2.7 blocks (1st) on average. His team is still engaged in the playoffs, with the second game of the second round next night against the LA Clippers.