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Jazz Rudy Gobert Named To All-NBA Third Team

Jun 15, 2021, 6:21 PM | Updated: 6:21 pm
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)...
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It’s been a busy postseason for Rudy Gobert. The Utah Jazz center continued his run of end-of-season awards, as the two-time All-Star was named to the All-NBA Third team on Tuesday night.

Gobert earned the honors for the third consecutive season, and fourth time overall, just days after being name to the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team.

The center now has nine All-League appearances, and three Defensive Player of the Year awards, the most recent of which came last week.

Gobert was named to the All-NBA third team behind league MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets who earned First-Team honors, and Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid who was named to the All-NBA Second Team.

Gobert was joined by Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, and Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving.

The All-Star led the Jazz to the third-best defense in the NBA and the best overall record this season. Gobert led the NBA in raw plus-minus at +728, ranked second in blocks per game at 2.7, and second in rebounds per game at 13.5 en route to All-NBA honors.

The First-Team was comprised of Jokic, Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephem Curry, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic, and Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard.

While the Second-Team was made up of Embiid, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Phoenix Suns guard Chirs Paul, and New York Knicks forward Julius Randle.

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