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Aug 16, 2017
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While Gordon Hayward was the Utah Jazz’s leading scorer and lone All-Star last season, one could make a strong case that Utah was already Rudy Gobert’s team. The 7-foot-1 center was the heart and soul of the squad, as well as a strong leader who held his teammates accountable. Last year, he emerged as one of the league’s best big men and earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. He also finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and made the All-Defensive First Team after Utah allowed the fewest points per game (96.8) of any team last season. Gobert’s numbers show how...
Purple and Blue Aug 18, 2017

Utah Jazz: NBA 2K18 ratings are in for Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell

NBA 2K18 player ratings for Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert and rookie Donovan Mitchell have been revealed. Agree or disagree, Jazz Nation? Retired players may not understand it. Your local ‘Get off my lawn!’ guy would probably complain that it was the byproduct of millenials inheriting the Earth. Nevertheless, it’s that time of year when player […] Utah Jazz: NBA 2K18 ratings are in for Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Aug 17, 2017
The Downbeat: Rudy Gobert is Over Gordon Hayward

The Downbeat: Rudy Gobert is Over Gordon Hayward

Rudy Gobert talks Hayward, pushing Donovan Mitchell, and leaves a bold message for frustrated Jazz fans. It’s been a month and a half since Gordon Hayward’s free agent decision. Some of us have gotten over it already, and some haven’t. One thing was made clear Wednesday afternoon, and that is that Utah Jazz All-NBA Center Rudy Gobert is over Gordon Hayward. Rudy Gobert sat down with HoopsHype and opened up in an intriguing Q&A session that was published Wednesday afternoon. The entire article is a must-read for Jazz fans, as Gobert discusses several topics in true Rudy...
Purple and Blue Aug 17, 2017

Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert provides excellent insight in recent HoopsHype interview

In a recent interview with HoopsHype, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert provided some excellent insight and reasons for optimism about the upcoming season. A lot has happened this offseason for the Utah Jazz. First they traded for Ricky Rubio in hopes that doing so would help them retain Gordon Hayward. However, unfortunately those hopes were […] Utah Jazz: Rudy Gobert provides excellent insight in recent HoopsHype interview - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple and Blue Aug 16, 2017

If playing the Utah Jazz is like visiting the dentist, Rudy Gobert is the one giving out root canals

If playing the Utah Jazz is going to be akin to a dentist appointment next season, then defensive beast Rudy Gobert will be the one giving out root canals. In giving his take on what kind of team Dennis Lindsey would like the Utah Jazz to be, the team’s general manager made it quite clear […] If playing the Utah Jazz is like visiting the dentist, Rudy Gobert is the one giving out root canals - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Hoops Hype Aug 16, 2017
Rudy Gobert is ready to lead his Utah Jazz:

Rudy Gobert is ready to lead his Utah Jazz: "Our identity hasn't changed, our goal hasn't changed"

While Gordon Hayward was the Utah Jazz’s leading scorer and lone All-Star last season, one could make a strong case that Utah was already Rudy Gobert’s team. The 7-foot-1 center was the heart and soul of the squad, as well as a strong leader who held his teammates accountable. Last year, he emerged as one of the league’s best big men and earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. He also finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and made the All-Defensive First Team after Utah allowed the fewest points per game (96.8) of any team last season. Gobert’s numbers show how...
Purple and Blue Aug 10, 2017

Utah Jazz left off of national TV slate for Tip-off Week and Christmas

Despite having an All-NBA center in Rudy Gobert, playoff cred and a roster with international appeal, the Utah Jazz won’t be part of the NBA’s national TV slate for Tip-Off Week or Christmas. On Thursday, the NBA announced its national broadcast schedules for Tip-Off Week in mid-October and Christmas Day. As one might expect, the usual suspects are getting […] Utah Jazz left off of national TV slate for Tip-off Week and Christmas - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Aug 10, 2017
Rudy Gobert Will Prove You Wrong Again

Rudy Gobert Will Prove You Wrong Again

The often overlooked All-NBA center is looking to take yet another leap in his game next season. Rudy Gobert has made a living on proving people wrong. He’s been passed on, overlooked, underappreciated, and misevaluated. This has shaped his entire being and made him the intense competitor that he is. Photo by Mike Stobe/ Gobert was selected 27th in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, later to be traded to the Utah Jazz for a second-round pick and cash considerations. 26 NBA prospects were drafted before Gobert, and he hasn’t forgotten about it. He wears the...
SLC Dunk Aug 9, 2017
The Downbeat: The Jazz are preparing to fight

The Downbeat: The Jazz are preparing to fight

The Utah Jazz are working out like Conor McGregor As we creep closer to the start of next season, we’re starting to see signs of fight from the Utah Jazz. It’s time for your Wednesday downbeat. Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz released some photos from their boxing workouts they’ve been doing this summer. A post shared by Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) on Aug 7, 2017 at 7:30pm PDT We know that Rudy Gobert trained for boxing while he was growing up and it’s cool to see him keep up that training. Rudy isn’t going to back down from anyone this season. I for one am...
Purple and Blue Aug 9, 2017

Three-Point Threat Episode 9: Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert, 3 Most Intriguing Teams

NBA Math’s Frank Urbina joins the exciting ninth episode of the Three-Point Threat Podcast to discuss two key Utah Jazz players and the league as a whole! Things have certainly slowed down in the NBA offseason, but there’s still plenty to discuss and look forward to for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The Utah Jazz have […] Three-Point Threat Episode 9: Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert, 3 Most Intriguing Teams - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Aug 8, 2017
Revealed: Utah Jazz Nike Jersey unveiled by NBA2K trailer

Revealed: Utah Jazz Nike Jersey unveiled by NBA2K trailer

NBA2K’s trailer featured Rudy Gobert in the new Nike jersey. Aside from the patch and the Nike swoosh, it appears the Utah Jazz’s blue jersey has remained untouched. NBA2K released a trailer today that featured the Utah Jazz’s resident mountain and center, Rudy Gobert, sporting the new threads. Rudy Gobert in the new NBA 2k18 trailer they have just released. @slcdunk @JazzNationNews @utahjazz pic.twitter.com/VBWnJLvTs7— ice (@straightice7) August 8, 2017 The only possible detail that looks different on the new jersey is the basketball note logo on the belt buckle. It looks...
SLC Dunk Aug 3, 2017
The Downbeat: Ricky Rubio’s fit with the Utah Jazz

The Downbeat: Ricky Rubio’s fit with the Utah Jazz

The new Jazz point guard discusses Rudy Gobert, Quin Snyder, and John Stockton. The Utah Jazz traded for point guard Ricky Rubio on June 30th. This was before Gordon Hayward had made his decision to leave Utah for the Boston Celtics. The Jazz made this move with Hayward’s preferences in mind, and they even flew Rubio out from Spain to join the meeting taking place in San Diego, California. After Hayward’s decision, there was (and frankly still is) some speculation as to whether or not Rubio was a permanent, long-term piece of the Jazz’s puzzle. Do the Jazz flip him and free cap space...
Purple and Blue Jul 29, 2017

Counting down the Top 5 centers in Utah Jazz history

With the departure of Gordon Hayward, the Utah Jazz will rely on Rudy Gobert more than ever before. Where does he rank among the best big men in team history? Gordon Hayward may have been the lone All-Star on the Utah Jazz roster last season, but Rudy Gobert is, was and will continue to be the […] Counting down the Top 5 centers in Utah Jazz history - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jul 28, 2017
[Audio] The SLC Punks Podcast: Would you rather have Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love and learning from the past

[Audio] The SLC Punks Podcast: Would you rather have Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love and learning from the past

What the Utah Jazz can learn from the post Deron Williams rebuild to get things back on track? The Utah Jazz are in a similar situation to the one they were in when they traded Deron Williams. This time they are building around a young star in Rudy Gobert with solid pieces around him including two young players in Dante Exum and Donovan Mitchell. What mistakes from the post Deron Williams rebuild can the Jazz avoid this time around. And who should the Jazz go after, Kyrie Irving or Kevin Love? Subscribe to us on Itunes! Follow us on SoundCloud! 0:00 Where are we at in the Kyrie Irving...
Purple and Blue Jul 28, 2017

Utah Jazz: NBA players poke fun at Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto’s “Bromance” on Instagram

Utah Jazz teammates Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto have developed quite an off-court friendship and some of their NBA colleagues couldn’t help but poke a little bit of fun at their expense. Although most of the attention on the NBA offseason has been focused on the destinations of big-name free agents such as Gordon Hayward […] Utah Jazz: NBA players poke fun at Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto’s “Bromance” on Instagram - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SLC Dunk Jul 27, 2017
What if there was an NBA Expansion Draft?

What if there was an NBA Expansion Draft?

Which 8 Utah Jazz players do you choose? From Twitter: If an NBA expansion draft happened, your team could keep 8 players, who would you keep?— Dragon Queen fan acc (@BradyGOATtbh) July 26, 2017 An interesting question. If I had to choose 8... Rudy Gobert - no explanation needed here Donovan Mitchell - massive wingspan, ridiculous vertical leap, great speed/quickness with high upside Joe Ingles - solid glue guy and the best 3 and D player on the roster Ricky Rubio - best passer and point guard on the team, can run the offense Dante Exum - still young and athletic with a lot of...

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