Rudy Gobert scores 35 pts, makes 13-of-14 FGs
New York started small with Kristaps Porzingis at center and they never found an answer for Gobert in the paint -- all 14 of his shots came within the restricted area. Rudy is the seventh player since 1987 to have scored 35+ points while shooting at least 90 percent, joining the company of Alonzo Mourning, Scottie Pippen, Cedric Ceballos, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and Dwight Howard. As a reminder, he's still just 24 years old.
Rudy Gobert swats eight shots vs. Indiana
Gobert now has 13 blocked shots over his past two outings and a total of 19 over the past four games, much higher than his already impressive average of 2.5 swats per outing. He is averaging 16.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots over the past three games to really endear himself to his fantasy owners down the stretch. The only thing rotisserie owners can carp about is his dismal 5-of-13 mark at the charity stripe over the past three outings.
Rudy Gobert drops 13 and 13 with 5 blocks
Since missing a game due to a bruised leg, Gobert has been hot with averages of 14.0 points, 12.8 boards and 3.0 blocks. The bad news is he's made just 46.2 percent from the line, though. Gobert not having Derrick Favors (knee) around has been helpful for his stats because he is 5.4 TS% better without him, has a better rebounding rate and a higher usage rate. Gobert should be a monster the rest of the way as the Jazz play for seeding.
Rudy Gobert destroys Thompson for 20 & 19
Thompson's usually a good defender but he simply couldn't handle or contain Gobert tonight. He's double-doubled in five of his last six games and has missed a total of just six shots over his last four games, hitting a ridiculous 27-of-33 (82%) over that stretch.
Rudy Gobert double-doubles in return
He may not be out of the injury woods just yet, but the heavy minutes were promising and he looked good in a tough win over the Clippers. If he's playing for the Jazz, he should be in your fantasy lineup every night.
Rudy Gobert (sore right leg) will start tonight
Gobert will play and start in tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after previously being listed as questionable on the Jazz's injury report with a sore right leg that forced him to be a late scratch from the lineup in Saturday's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. His return to the starting lineup will send Jeff Withey back to the bench to resume his reserve role. Utah is still without Derrick Favors due to a knee injury, which is typically good news for Gobert's projected fantasy value, as his expected rebounding opportunities significantly increase. However, in the Jazz's two prior meetings with the Clippers this season, Gobert has failed to exceed salary-based expectations on both occasions. The Clippers are a neutral matchup for centers, as they rank 13th in DvP, meaning Gobert can certainly still be fired up in tournaments despite his two prior underwhelming performances against the Clippers.
Rudy Gobert (leg) will play on Monday
Gobert was listed as questionable after missing Saturday's game, but he went through the morning shootaround and will give it a go. The Jazz hold a 1.0 game lead over the Clippers in the West, so expect Gobert to see his normal workload if his leg holds up well. Season-long owners should obviously activate him. Jeff Withey will return to the bench.
Rudy Gobert a game-time decision for Utah tonight
Gobert missed the teams last game and was expected to have a MRI over the weekend but the results from that have not come back. However, Gobert stated this weekend that he was expecting to play and is listed as questionable. The team will make another evaluation later tonight and we'll update you once we have a final determination on his playing status. Jeff Withey would likely get the start at center if Gobert can not suit up. He's not a viable DFS option, even at minimum price and as a starter.
Rudy Gobert (leg) is a game-time call Monday
He was expected to have an MRI over the weekend, but we haven't heard any results yet -- no news is usually good news. Gobert is still listed as questionable and he's expected to be a game-time call -- he added that he feels good but wants to see if his leg flares up on him in warmups. Jeff Withey could be looking at another start if Gobert is unable to go.