Rudy Gobert is in just his second NBA season, but he’s already showing signs of developing into one of the game’s more dominant big men — especially on the defensive end of the floor.
Since becoming a regular part of the starting lineup for Utah’s last six games, Gobert has been on a tear, and the Jazz are 5-1 in those contests — which includes a big road victory in Memphis on Tuesday, where Gobert hauled down a career-high 24 rebounds.
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Utah has the league’s best defense since Feb. 1, and Gobert’s improvement is one of the main reasons why.