The fittest team of the moment in the NBA, the Jazz owes its good results in large part to Rudy Gobert. The importance of the French has also just been rewarded, since the latter wins a place in the last provisional ranking of the MVP!
Admittedly less publicized than at the beginning of the season on the other side of the Atlantic, its performances remain nonetheless notable. A masterpiece of Jazz, Rudy Gobert continues his work on rackets, away from the spotlight. Its frankness finds an excellent rhythm after a period of fluctuation, in particular thanks to the historic services of his Frenchy.
A time relegated to 6th place in the West, Quin Snyder’s men are indeed gradually returning to the two heavyweights of the conference, namely the Suns and the Warriors. They also share with the Dubs the best form in the league, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. A period in which Gobzilla is simply running at 15.6 points, 16.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game!
Rudy Gobert in the Top 5 of the MVP ranking
If Utah continues its rise in power, and manages to regain the 1st place in the league it occupied last year, it will be able to thank Gobert greatly. The French pivot, on astonishing all-time bases, for its part, will be able to covet the most prestigious individual trophy: that of MVP! In the meantime, he can already be satisfied with having won a place in the provisional ranking drawn up by the algorithm of Basketball Reference !
Updated MVP Tracker, via @bball_ref:
1.) Giannis Antetokounmpo
2.) Steph Curry
3.) Kevin Durant
4.) Nikola Jokic
5.) Rudy Gobert
6.) Chris Paul
7.) James Harden
8.) Deandre Ayton
9.) DeMar DeRozan
10.) Jarrett Allen
– Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 27, 2021
The Stifle Tower thus slips into the Top 5 of the list, and dislodges Chris Paul, slightly less in sight with Phoenix in recent days. Despite everything, he remains ahead of statistical monsters, which he will certainly have trouble surpassing in the weeks to come. Starting with Nikola Jokic, who, despite the much less impressive results of the Nuggets (6th in the West, 16-16), goes crazy with record evenings.
The podium turns out to be just as mind-boggling, since it sees Giannis Antetokounmpo, Stephen curry and Kevin Durant. The Greek Freak even allowed himself to give priority to his two friends, despite an absence of ten days because of the Covid! The two former Warriors teammates, however, have not said their last word, and expect to quickly regain the number 1 place!
Giannis Antetokounmpo new favorite for the title of MVP, Rudy Gobert 5th… Once again, American fans and observers are likely to debate in front of this new edition of the ranking for the MVP!