NBA World reacts to Rudy Gobert trade rumors
The NBA offseason is almost here, and we already have trade rumors involving Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Jazz and Hawks had discussions about a Gobert trade involving John Collins, Kevin Huerter, Clint Capela and the No. 16 overall pick.
Another report from Tony Jones of The Athletic says Utah offered Gobert and Bojan Bogdanovic for Collins, De’Andre Hunter, the No. 16 overall pick and a future draft pick.
Gobert, a three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year winner, has appeared in the All-Star Game in each of the past three seasons. He’s a high-caliber defensive player, even though he’s been manipulated enough at times in the playoffs over the past two years.
Despite Gobert’s credentials, it seems the common opinion is that the Hawks would give up too much to land him.
Gobert still has four years left on his five-year, $205 million contract extension. Judging by the whispers coming out of Utah over the past two seasons, the Jazz are going to have to leave him or Donovan Mitchell soon.
Time will tell which one they choose to trade, if they move one at all.