Utah Jazz: The 50 greatest players in franchise history

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All-time greatest Utah Jazz players: No. 4 Rudy Gobert

  • Seasons with the franchise: Eight (active)
  • Regular-season games played: 528
  • Averages as a Jazzman: 12.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, 2.2 blocks
  • Shooting percentages: 64.3 from the field, 62.9 from the foul line
  • Playoff games with Utah: 32
  • Postseason averages: 13.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.9 blocks

The French Rejection. The Stifle Tower. Gobzilla.

Already a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star, the 28-year-old Rudy Gobert continues to soar up the list of all-time Utah Jazz sensations. In fact, there is now little doubt that the 7-foot-1 shot-blocking genius is the No. 1 center in franchise history.

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However, given the long-limbed Frenchman’s persistent limitations on the offensive end of the floor from one year to the next in addition to the offensive prowess of his teammate from the previous slide here, Gobert is in danger of soon falling a spot on this list.

That said, given the Jazz’s league-leading record this season, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both could soon pass this next star from the early 1980s…