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Utah Jazz spring second surprise on draft night, trade for French center Rudy Gobert

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    June 28, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    @Jazz Source

    i don't want to burst your bubble...but he is way way behind Hibbert...hibbert wasn't fast...but he was strong...this guy...is so thin...you can put a sf heck even a PG to guard him...and once he goes baseline...bump him a little...and he'll go out of bounds...but his footwork is awesome for a big guy....what he needs is to increase his strength...improved his fundamental skills in boxing out...because he can be boxed out by a PG...if...he does improve as expected...get strong...beef up a little...improve his back to the basket, because he has none...and develops a decent mid range shot at least 15 ft...then that would be very ideal...if not...well you get a backup C that is a pushover...but...i dont say i hate the pick...its just that...this is a project that could take years

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    June 28, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    Imagine, a 7'2" dude that can dunk!

    Did anyone see the youtube video highlights? I'll save you the trouble, it was him dunking the ball about 50 times in games..and there were a few good blocks mixed in there. I have no idea whether can actual shoot it. Literally.

    I hope they can beef this dude up by letting him hang and bank with Kanter and Malone. If they did we could end up a Roy Hibbert type which would be sweet.

    Truthfully it is about all you can hope for that late in the first round...especially in this weak draft class.

  • no comment New Orleans, LA
    June 28, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    After all these years the Jazz finally land Shawn Bradley. And it only cost them a #46 pick and cash.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    June 28, 2013 9:23 a.m.

    This pick only makes sense in the context of Karl working with him. He is raw with great potential and will not work out if it takes a village. The mailman just has a knack. It is called being a winner and that attitude must be contagious.