Well, we all know what this time of the year brings. It’s the NBA offseason, which means the rumor mill is churning in full force. Once again, rumors indicate Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will be moved to the Chicago Bulls this offseason. The latest report comes from Matt Moore of The Action Network.
Moore said on the Locked On Nuggets Podcast that many around the league expect Gobert to be a Bull. There is well-documented friction between Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and Gobert. One if not both of them will likely be on the move this offseason.
Gobert would bring a missing element the Bulls longed for throughout the duration of last season — interior defense. However, that’s not all the three-time Defensive Player of the Year can do. Gobert is an outstanding all-around defender.
Many Bulls fans, including myself, wonder about the potential fit of Gobert and what it would mean for the offense. Even so, the Bulls didn’t have much trouble scoring the rock last year. Their primary issues stemmed from an inability to stop opponents from outscoring them on occasion, especially in the paint. If Gobert lands in Chicago, it could possibly elevate the Bulls to Eastern Conference favorites since such a glaring issue will have been addressed.
Last season, Rudy Gobert averaged 15.6 PPG, 14.7 RPG, 1.1 APG, and 2.1 BPG. He also averaged just under a steal per game as well. Gobert shot an astonishing 71% from the field and a career-high 69% from the charity stripe. This rumor is definitely catching some steam, so be on the lookout for a potential trade on NBA Draft night this Thursday.
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