Mostly hogwash.Gobert is 245lbs. That is not small. Favors is close
to that. Kanter when he was all ripped for his greek god pics on Twitter was in
the low 240's. Rudy just needs minutes to let him learn the
NBA game and improve his technique.Every time they put him on the
floor, including against good opposition when our other bigs were injured or in
foul trouble, the entire complexion of the other teams offense changed. They
immediately had tremendous difficulty scoring.Rudy is raw and could
use some strengthening (who couldn't) but he needs minutes to learn for
example when you start working/preventing post position. Other bigs just come
down and get position rather than him starting to push them out when they hit
the top of the key. Lower body strength helps sure but technique is key.His hand strength needs some work. He got stripped of the ball too
often. Offense? He is mobile enough that a decent PG should be able to lob 2
baskets a game and let him dunk. Then 6-10 points on rebounds, putbacks, and
beating the other Center down the court for easy buckets.
Rudy Gobert should have played a lot more last season. Unfortunately, it never
dawned on Corbin that he should have given a lot more playing time players like
Rudy Gobert and Jeremy Evans. Players who are actually going to be on the team
this upcoming season.As Jazz fans, we understood that last season
was going to be a difficult one. That's why it was so frustrating to watch
the Jazz fritter away another season with little to show in the way of player
development, Alec Burks and Evans being the exceptions. Most of which I
attribute to them personally, not to Corbin.
Remember the Utah Jazz coach who said, "You can't teach big", or
something like that. I think the Jazz really have something great with Gobert as
center. Give him a year or two. The Jazz will be back, mark my words.
Go, big guy, make the Jazz organization and us fans proud. Become a better
offensive player and as good a defensive player as Mark Eaton was. You can be
the one player the Jazz have lacked for years to win the championship.