After seeing a major increase in minutes, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert showed flashes of why he was a first round selection in 2013. During the second half of the season, Utah ranked as the top defensive unit in the league and Gobert was a major reason for that.
The 7-foot-1 giant was blocking shots and altering many more.
However, Gobert wants to be more of a threat offensively to take his game to the next level and what better way than to learn from Dirk Nowitzki’s shooting coach.
And, already one of the league’s most feared rim protectors, Gobert hopes to put a little more fear into opposing defenses next year. The center intends to improve his post-game and add some mid-range shooting to his repertoire. He says he’s hitting consistently from about 15-feet right now, and he plans to spend 10 days in Germany with Dirk Nowitzki’s shooting coach later this summer to help fine tune his form.
Could you imagine if Gobert started nailing fadeaway one legged jumpers?
It sure does sound nice.
H/T: CBS Sports