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Rudy Gobert can dunk, sore foot or not (VIDEO)

Jul 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

The Utah Jazz did not acquire Rudy Gobert on draft day because of his offense. The Frenchman is 7’1″ with a 7’9″wingspan — he alters and blocks just about every shot in the paint when he is out there. He’s raw, he needs to add some muscle.

But he does have a 9’7″ standing reach so when he gets the offensive rebound near the bucket and wants to score, nobody is going to stop him. Certainly not some Pacer Summer League player.

Gobert has been playing on a sore foot that is going to require some kind of operation after the season. The first reports are vague, and vague and injuries are scary together. His agent came out and said it was just an ingrown toenail, which nobody really bought either. Bill Oram at the Salt Lake Tribune got some better information

So Gobert will be ready for training camp. He’s a project, but one that has shown promise so far in Summer League.

  1. pmx8411 - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    I dont care who you are but if YOU are 7ft you should be able to dunk basketball player or not

  2. dezglobal - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Of course he could dunk… but why risk further injury?

  3. 00maltliquor - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    I like this Gobert kid. Utah lost Milsap and Jefferson, still got Favors, Kanter, Jeremy Evans and picked up Gobert and Biedrins. Still pretty solid I must say.

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