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Rudy Gobert: French basketball player
Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel is a French professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the French national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall with a wingspan of 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m) long, he plays the center position. He was the NBA blocks leader in the 2016–17 season. In 2018 and 2019, he won back-to-back NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards, making him one of only ten players in NBA history who have won that honor at least twice. In 2019, Gobert shattered the single-season record for slam dunks with 306. That year, Gobert also led the NBA in screen assists, with 482, effective field goal percentage, with 66.9 percent, and true shooting percentage, at 68.2 percent. He has been named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2017, and the All-NBA Third Team in 2019.

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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday [Video]

Heavily-restricted NBA practices expected to resume on Friday

NBA teams expected to get go-ahead to reopen practice facilities for limited use as early as Friday.

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'They're ready to put this behind them': Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert seemingly on good terms

Utah Jazz VP indicated Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert have seemingly moved on from drama that surrounded them in wake of coronavirus diagnosis.
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Rudy Gobert: Reports of strained relationship with Jazz's Donovan Mitchell overblown

Rudy Gobert said he recently spoke with Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, and that reports of their strained relationship are overblown.
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NBA players who have tested positive for coronavirus

More NBA players have followed with positive COVID-19 tests since the Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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How NBA commissioner Adam Silver's decision may have slowed coronavirus spread in sports

A week ago, Adam Silver shut down the league in what would become a watershed moment in sports after Utah's Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19.
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Donovan Mitchell on coronavirus: 'It took me a while to cool off' at Rudy Gobert

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said Monday "it took me a while to cool off" after he contracted the coronavirus from teammate Rudy Gobert.
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Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood test positive for coronavirus

Christian Wood becomes the third NBA player to test positive for coronavirus, including Utah's Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.
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Utah's Rudy Gobert, first NBA player with positive coronavirus test, pledges more than $500,000 for arena employees, others

Jazz center Rudy Gobert, first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus, to give more than $500,000 for arena employee fund, other relief services.
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver says shutdown will be at least 30 days

The commissioner said he made a split-second decision to suspend and not cancel the season Wednesday after learning Rudy Gobert had tested positive.
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Rudy Gobert apologizes for being 'careless' about coronavirus in Instagram post

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for coronavirus. He apologized for being 'careless' about the virus.
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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban on NBA suspending season: 'Not about basketball or money'

The coronavirus pandemic, along with Rudy Gobert's positive test, led the NBA to suspend games indefinitely.
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Jazz center Rudy Gobert joked about coronavirus, touched reporters' recorders days before positive test

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert touched reporters' microphones and recorders after interviews on Monday, then days later tested positive for COVID-19.
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NBA shuts down after Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus

The announcement came after the Utah Jazz-Oklahoma City Thunder game was postponed. Rudy Gobert was listed as questionable because of an illness.
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Jazz center Rudy Gobert blasts referees, vows 'justice' before next ejection

To put it nicely, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was not happy about getting ejected Monday night, and he made his feelings known after the game.
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