26 Facts About Rudy Gobert

1. Rudy Gobert had his way on the offensive end against Jarrett Allen, his first four scoring shots all being dunks.

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2. Rudy Gobert was somewhat outplayed by Whiteside in what was an impressive battle between the two bigs.

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3. Rudy Gobert posted another double-double Sunday but couldn't help the Jazz avoid a tough road loss to the Heat.

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4. Rudy Gobert was born in France on a Friday, June 26, 1992.

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5. Rudy Gobert is more than a Defensive Player of the Year Candidate.

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6. Rudy Gobert takes the handoff in the paint and extends for a clever lay-in against the Nets.

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7. Rudy Gobert pushes his way to the paint, spins on his defender and attacks the rim with authority to secure Utah's win.

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8. Rudy Gobert gets a pass in the paint, then jams it over Davis Bertans.

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9. Rudy Gobert was ejected for the outburst less than three minutes into the game.

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10. Rudy Gobert ejected minutes into game for swatting drinks into oblivion.

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11. Rudy Gobert Decided to Keep on Working Typically, player ejections and foul-outs happen towards the end of the game when things start to get heated.

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12. Rudy Gobert will be back for the team's next contest, which takes place Sunday at 7 pm ET in San Antonio.

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13. Rudy Gobert got ejected less than 3 minutes into the game.

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14. Rudy Gobert was called for his second foul of the game when James Harden fell to the ground while the Jazz center was in the offensive paint.

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15. Rudy Gobert was called for his second foul of the game when James Harden fell to the ground while the Jazz center.

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16. Rudy Gobert was whistled one second into the game and charged.

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17. Rudy Gobert picked up two early fouls and got ejected.

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18. Rudy Gobert ejected three minutes into game after hitting drinks off scorer's table.

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19. Rudy Gobert was called for a foul on the opening tip despite the Rockets getting possession.

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20. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Rudy Gobert played in five games for France, tallying 5.7 points as well as 7.2 boards and 1.8 blocks per outing.

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21. Rudy Gobert was called by coach Vincent Collet to help the French national team prepare for the 2012 Summer Olympics tournament.

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22. At the season's end, Rudy Gobert was named in the All-NBA Second Team for the first time in his career.

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23. On October 31, 2016, Rudy Gobert signed a four-year, $102 million contract extension with the Jazz, which at the time made him the best paid French athlete ever.

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24. On June 27, 2013, Rudy Gobert was selected with the 27th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.

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25. Rudy Gobert declared for the 2013 NBA draft and set NBA Draft Combine records for wingspan and standing reach (9 feet 7 inches) in the 2013 combine.

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26. Rudy Gobert was born in Saint-Quentin, Aisne, in the north of France.

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