Best Moments From Rudy Gobert’s Career With Utah Jazz

Jul 5, 2022, 8:07 PM | Updated: 8:13 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – In nine seasons with the Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert left his mark with memorable moments both on and off the court and in the Salt Lake City community.

After reports have surfaced that Rudy Gobert was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves after nine seasons with the Utah Jazz, KSL SportsBeat highlighted some of the best moments from his time with the franchise.

Here are some notable moments from Gobert’s career with the Jazz.

Rudy Gobert Wins Three NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Awards

It didn’t take Gobert long before becoming one of the top defenders in the NBA and was an All-NBA selection. In his fifth season, Gobert took home his first NBA Defensive Player of the Year award, averaging 2.5 blocks per game in 2018. Then Gobert took his second award home the following season in 2019.

After winning the award in 2021, Gobert became tied for the second-most NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in league history. As a part of the defensive dominance, Gobert was named to the NBA All-Defensive in the last six seasons.

Only eight players in NBA history have more All-Defensive team selections than Gobert.

Going To Three-Straight All-Star Games

In 2019, Gobert was snubbed of his first All-Star game appearance. During the media session following the announcement, Gobert began to cry. After that moment, Gobert went to three-straight All-Star games, with his debut coming in 2020. In his first All-Star appearance, Gobert had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Chicago.

Dunk King

One of the big reasons why Gobert has had a high field goal percentage was getting dunks and shots in the paint. During the 2018-19 season, Gobert became the first player in NBA history to record over 300 dunks in a single season when he had 306. He beat the previous record held by Dwight Howard with 269.

That record still stands today.

Work In The Community

While with the Jazz, Gobert started his own foundation “Rudy’s Kids,” which brought holiday joy to hundreds of underprivileged kids and their families each year. Gobert also helped create an emergency food pantry for a middle school in Salt Lake City.   He also donated over $500,000 to Vivint employees and to multiple COVID-19 relief efforts.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik...

Ben Anderson

Jazz GM Justin Zanik Returns To Team Post Kidney Surgery

Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik has rejoined the team after undergoing a kidney transplant in April.

1 day ago

Donovan Clingan #32 of the Connecticut Huskies...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Draft Prospect: UConn C Donovan Clingan

UConn guard Donovan Clingan is projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2024 NBA Draft where the Utah Jazz own the tenth pick.

2 days ago

Stephon Castle #5 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Draft Prospect: UConn G Stephon Castle

UConn guard Stephon Castle is projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2024 NBA Draft where the Utah Jazz own the tenth pick.

3 days ago


Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Mailbag: Would Title Change Legacies Of Gobert, Conley?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

4 days ago

Jazz Gaming NBA 2K League...

Chandler Holt

NBA 2K League’s Jazz Gaming Looks To Make Noise In Return To Utah

Jazz Gaming, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, made its return to SLC and kicked off its season this month.

4 days ago

Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates with Mike Conley #10...

Ben Anderson

Will NBA Parity Help The Utah Jazz?

The dynasty era in the NBA appears to finally be over, and newfound parity should be good news for the Utah Jazz.

5 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Best Moments From Rudy Gobert’s Career With Utah Jazz