Rudy Gobert already has 18 blocked shots through five games this season — he is as good a rim protector as the league has right now. Go inside for a shot at your own peril.
Just ask Denver’s Kenneth Faried. The Manimal went in looking for another power dunk and was sent packing at the rim by Gobert in one of the best blocks of the young season.
Utah went on to win the game 96-84 behind Gordon Hayward‘s 20 points and Gobert’s 16 rebounds.