Real talk, how Rudy Gobert stole DPOY'S
I don't see how this man should have a single DPOY or one at absolutely MOST.
He did not just all of sudden got destroyed by Clippers and Terrance Mann of all people.
He got played out of the floor by Harden year in and out to the point Jazz in a bubble lost games on purpose to avoid Rockets.
It should be AD for few years prior and Simmons last year.
Both excellent on perimeter and around the rim. While Gobert is best rim protector he has no speed or lateral quickness to switch on guards or ball handlers. I dunno who's wife he slept with to get these trophies, but this ain't it.
He automatically makes your defense great in the regular season. Obviously the playoffs is a whole different story.
I feel like after getting exposed year after year he won't win another DPOY, like maybe he'll be in the running but no way can you give him it anymore
This man just upset I reject his trade offer for gobert lmao
It's a regular season award. /endthread
While I’m not a Gobert fan he anchors the Jazz defense. Their playoffs failures aren’t just his fault. Utah wouldn’t sniff a first seed without him. 538, advanced stats & all say Gobert is an amazing defender. If what Gobert was doing was so easy Hassan Whiteside wouldn’t be nearly out the league. This video explains it better than I can
As for him not winning even one award? Plenty of similar players have won the award, it’s usually a big man award. Mark Eaton was slow as a snail. Also the besides Rudy the Jazz didn’t offer any defense regardless. Their coach, Snyder could’ve made adjustments at any point to stop the bleeding but he let the clippers play him like a fool.
Gobert clearly has his flaws. However the Jazz perimeter defenders were constantly getting beat. He actually guarded Paul George iso extremely well but struggles against quick footed guards. I mean he’s 7’2. I agree that more versatile defenders like Giannis & Ben are better. The Jazz should be better this upcoming season, we’ll see.