The Utah Jazz hold one of the league’s youngest and promising talented roster that has given them a bright future ahead. Among these core players is center Rudy Gobert. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Gobert is expected to sign a long-term contract with the team.
Most league insiders agree that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert remains the most likely candidate, of the 2013 first-rounders still on the board, to land an extension by month’s end.
Gobert has been a bright spot for Utah since taking over as the starter over the last two seasons. The 24-year-old has been a productive player quickly emerging as one of the top rim protectors in the league. Gobert received some consideration for the Defensive Player of the Year last season garnering 10 second-place votes and 13 third-place votes.
The former first-round pick could be in line for a huge payday in his first contract following his rookie deal. Gobert would certainly be worth every penny because of his bright future ahead and his youth. The next plan of action will be to lock up Gordon Hayward to a new contract next summer.