Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert will miss a minimum of four weeks of action after suffering a bone bruise Friday, the team announced Sunday. What's worse, the Jazz also lost Rudy Gobert for the next four to six weeks as he took a nasty hit from a diving Dion Waiters in the loss to the Miami Heat.
"He just dove right into my knee", Gobert told Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News.
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"It feels better than it looked on the video", Gobert said.
"I've never been a dirty player in my life", Waiters said Sunday, per Shandel Richardson of the Sun-Sentinel. "I went for the ball". With him out, Derrick Favors will get a huge boost as he'll spend more time at the five-spot and see his minutes in the 30s with regularity. I didn't even know that was him. "I went for the ball, making a basketball play". I saw it on social media, late, after the win. "If he thought it was a dirty play, you come to me as a man and you ask me and I'll tell him the same (expletive) I'm saying now. I'm not a dirty player".
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This is how you get tested in the league. "It has to change or we'll be five and what, 5-11 if we don't make a change". Orleans a 14-3 lead with 9:03 left in the first half. "I ain't got beat this bad since probably high school", he said.
Last week wasn't exactly a pretty one for the Utah Jazz as they went just 1-2 in a trio of games that could have easily gone their way had they been able to execute just a little better.
The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and a league-best 2.5 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season.
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