After to have spent a few days in the health protocol of the league, Rudy Gobert is preparing to make a return particularly awaited by Jazz fans. The pivot is also damn sharp if we are to believe a viral photo published on Instagram.
Prior to contracting COVID and entering the league’s Health and Safety Protocols, Rudy Gobert was particularly criticized, especially by other NBA players, who clearly questioned his defensive skills. This is probably the reason why it is so disrespected in All-Star Game votes. But during his absence, things changed drastically.
Indeed, the Jazz completely sank without its pivot, and in particular on the defensive level. All observers were able to realize its importance in Quin Snyder’s system and in the good results of Utah. The good news is that he’s now back, and he’ll be able to help stop the bleeding.
Rudy Gobert traced like never before for his return
Sources: Rudy Gobert has cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The Jazz went 1-4 with a 120.8 defensive rating without their All-NBA big man.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 14, 2022
The Jazz have a record of 1 win and 4 losses without Rudy Gobert and a defensive rating of 120.8.
Without Rudy Gobert on the roster, the Jazz literally became one of the worst defensive teams in the entire NBA, while Quin Snyder’s men were at the top with the pivot. His return will therefore do good, and the pillar of the France team is visibly impatient. On his Instagram account, he posted a photo that should scare all NBA insiders! The Stifle Tower is ready to destroy everything!
If Rudy Gobert admitted that he was tired by the virus and that he spent a good part of his days in bed, he did not neglect training and bodybuilding. He was particularly drawn at the dawn of his return to the courts, a sign of an irreproachable lifestyle, even in full quarantine! Jazz fans must have smiled at this image.
The return of Rudy Gobert is vital to allow the Jazz to find the way to victory. The pivot is visibly ready and sharpened to carry the his defensively, as he has done so well for years. Hopefully he won’t have any other issues between now and the playoffs.