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Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert

Center, Utah Jazz

Age: 2018 Height: 7-1 Weight: 245 lbs School:

Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert News

In his second start of the season, Warriors center Damian Jones faces a big test.The third-year pro will start opposite Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, the reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year, three nights after matching up with Oklahoma City Thunder

As Harry Giles prepared for his first game, he was asked a simple question. "The crowd is going to be different tomorrow, it will definitely add some nerves, but they're our size, so there's no reason to be scared, right?" Giles said with a smile. Yes, most NBA players are big, or at least bigger than your average human being.

The strenuous introduction of Damian Jones to the NBA that began Tuesday continues this weekend, when he makes his second and third career starts against two more top-10 centers. The 7-foot center goes against Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert on Friday, when the Warriors face the Jazz in Salt Lake City. "We have Gobert and Jokic coming up on this road trip.

OAKLAND -- The strenuous introduction of Damian Jones to the NBA that began Tuesday continues this weekend, when he makes his second and third career starts against two more top-10 centers. The 7-foot center goes against Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert on Friday, when the Warriors face the Jazz

A season of high hopes tips off at a site of far lesser expectations when the Utah Jazz visit the Sacramento Kings to open the NBA season on Wednesday night. Utah made only cosmetic changes to a team that was the hottest in the NBA in the second half of last season, winning 29 of its final 35 regular-season games before eliminating Oklahoma City in the first round of the playoffs. A team built on consistency and continuity under Quin Snyder once again will count upon a mix of second-year offensive standout Donovan Mitchell and perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate Rudy Gobert.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#28

Among Cs

#6