Rudy Gobert puts team first, gives way to Derrick Favors down the stretch in Utah Jazz's win over Spurs

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  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Feb. 13, 2018 3:04 p.m.


    A 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.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2018 9:02 a.m.

    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 the Jazz.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 13, 2018 8:01 a.m.

    Gobert has regressed back to his first year's fumbleitis problems since his injuries this year, with hands of brick.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    Feb. 13, 2018 7:44 a.m.

    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 aforementioned attributes.

  • Bossk Sandy, UT
    Feb. 13, 2018 7:23 a.m.

    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.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Feb. 13, 2018 7:00 a.m.

    For a team win a lesson was learned by all. Thanks again to that former player.