@mdpA good portion of Gobert's "fumble-itis" is due to
passes that are thrown to him below the waist. He is not blameless, but the team
should not expect him to catch balls that are thrown below his waist or around
his knees — where opposing players can easily interfere with the pass.The best place to pass the ball to Gobert is above his head.
It's rare for a competitive professional athlete like Gobert to allow
another player (Favors) to take up what would normally be his playing time. A
very unselfish gesture on his part, and a move that probably helped to seal the
victory. This team is very impressive, due largely to their unselfish play.
After the Jazz beat Portland the other night, the local Oregon
newspaper had some really nice things to say about this very thing concerning
Gobert has regressed back to his first year's fumbleitis problems since his
injuries this year, with hands of brick.
A basketball player with a sense of 'team', a serious individual who
exudes 'gravitas'. I might also mention that he has superb talent and
mental toughness. Gobert is roughly comparable to Tim Duncan in the
Re-signing Derrick Favors should be next summer's top priority. He and Rudy
are once again the twin towers, and they're doing terrific together.
For a team win a lesson was learned by all. Thanks again to that former player.