Rudy Gobert participated in 45 games as a rookie, coming off the bench each time to help the Jazz win seven. Gobert made his NBA debut on opening night in 2013, Oct. 30, scoring 2 points and adding 7 rebounds as Utah fell to Oklahoma City by three. Gobert reached double figures in points for the first time in his career almost a month later, on Nov. 24, scoring 10. The next day against Chicago, he accounted for 9 rebounds as Utah took down Chicago by 6. On April 11, Gobert scored 7 points while compiling 6 rebounds as Utah fell to Portland by 12. He finished the year with his best statistical performance yet, an 8 point 9 rebound performance which helped Utah to its second win in April.2014
Gobert broke out as an NBA star in his second NBA season, making the first 37 starts of his career, putting together his first 25 double doubles. Gobert made his sophomore year debut on opening night in 2014, Oct. 29, scoring 2 points and grabbing 3 rebounds as Utah fell to Houston by 11. Gobert made his first career start in a Dec. 14 game against Washington, scoring 7 points and accounting for 9 rebounds in just over 31 minutes of play. On Dec. 20, Gobert recorded his first career double double, scoring 11 points and adding 12 rebounds as the Jazz fell to the Charlotte Hornets. Gobert's best game of the season came in a March 3 victory over Memphis, during which he scored 15 points and grabbed an astounding 24 rebounds.That set off a torrid month of play which saw Gobert grab 22, 19 and 20 rebounds in consecutive games -- all victories for Utah. Gobert started the last 29 games of the season with the Jazz, and hasn't relinquished that role since.2015
Gobert's third season in the NBA was his best yet. Starting all but one of the 61 games he played, Gobert averaged 9.1 points and 11 rebounds, while shooting almost 57% from the field. He made his season debut on Opening Night, Oct. 25, and scored 6 points while grabbing 12 rebounds in a close loss to Detroit. On Nov. 15, Gobert compiled his first double double of the season, an 11 point and 11 rebound showing which helped the Jazz take down the Hawks. Gobert was sidelined for much of December with a left knee injury he suffered in practice. He returned on Jan. 7 against Houston, scoring 6 points and adding 3 rebounds in just over 15 minutes of play. Gobert was at his best on Jan. 16, scoring 18 points and grabbing 18 rebounds as the Jazz dominated the Los Angeles Lakers to the tune of a 27 point victory.2016
Rudy Gobert emerged as a league-wide superstar in his fourth NBA season. Starting 81 times, Gobert averaged a double double to lead the Jazz to a 51 win season and a trip to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. He made his season debut on Opening Night, Oct. 25, scoring 12 points and adding 14 assists in over 40 minutes of play. On Nov. 28 against Minnesota, Gobert's 16 point and 17 rebound night helped the Jazz win by 9. A night later, he once again scored 16 points and this time grabbed 14 rebounds, leading the Jazz to a 19 point victory. Arguably the most prolific night of Gobert's career came on Jan. 20 against Dallas, as the Frenchman blasted the Mavericks for 25 points and 27 rebounds en route to a Utah win.2017
In 56 games, Gobert carried 2017-18 averages of 13.5/10.7/1.4/2.3 (pts/reb/ast/blk). Utah's big man in the middle suffered injuries to both his knees in 2017-18, causing Gobert to miss 26 games in the middle of the campaign. Still, the "French Rejection", despite missing time, took home the 2017-18 Defensive POY award, Gobert's first piece of individual hardware in five seasons in the Association. Finishing the year with a true shooting percentage of 65.7 put Gobert third in the NBA. A season ago, Gobert finished first in the league with a true shooting percentage of 68.1. He posted 31 double-doubles over the 2017-18 campaign, including a season-high 17 rebounds March. 5. Gobert's season-high for points came a few days before his rebounding clinic, on March 2, when the seven-foot-one center poured in 26 points to help the Jazz defeat Minnesota 116-108. Named to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team, Gobert finished the season with 129 blocks, fourth-most in the Association which is impressive considering Gobert's injury problems resulted in a shortened season for the 25-year-old. He reached double figures in 43 of 56 games, making Gobert an effective and reliable contributor both in reality and fantasy leagues. His 7.9 field-goal attempts per game represented a career-high for Gobert. In both block percentage (6.0) and Defensive Rating (99.5), Gobert finished the 2017-18 season ranked second in the NBA.2018
Gobert played in 81 games with eight starts for the Utah Jazz in the 2018-2019 season. He averaged 15.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. The rebounding rate was the fourth highest in the league. He shot a career-high 66.9 percent from the field, which was also the highest rate in the league. On Christmas, Gobert swatted a season-high seven blocks as he led the Jazz to a win over Portland. On Jan. 12 he set a new career high for assists in a game with eight in a win over the Bulls. Two nights later, Gobert would grab a career-high matching 25 rebounds, as well as 18 points, in a home win over the Pistons. On Mar. 25, he scored a season-high 27 points as part of a big victory over the Phoenix Suns. Gobert would deliver an eye-popping 66 double-doubles during the season. For the second-straight season, Gobert was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named Third Team All-NBA. The 7-foot-1 center finished with 187 blocks, which was the second most in the league. In Game 1 of the first round playoff series against the Rockets, Gobert set a new career high for points in a playoff game with 22. The Jazz would lose to Houston in five games. Gobert has two more seasons remaining on his contract with the Jazz.
June 27, 2013Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft.
July 6, 2013Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Utah Jazz
October 31, 2016Signed a four-year contract to stay with the Utah Jazz