2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Rudy Gobert





Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Rudy Gobert


Position: Center

Size: 7-2, 238

School: France, 1992


Strengths:
  • Height
  • Length (7-8.5 wingspan, 9-7 standing reach)
  • Shot blocking
  • Alters shots around the basket
  • Can cover a ton of ground defensively because of that wingspan and reach
  • Defensive awareness
  • Knack for crashing the offensive glass
  • Finishing at the rim




  • Weaknesses:
  • Very raw on the offensive end, most of his buckets come at the rim
  • Practically no back-to-the-basket moves
  • Touch around the rim
  • Zero scoring threat from outside a few feet
  • Ball handling
  • Passer
  • Strength/physicality
  • Gets outmuscled on the defensive boards


  • Summary: Because of his freakish combination of height, length, and reach, Gobert is a very intriguing prospect. Outside of his ability to rebound and block shots, Gobert is nowhere near ready to play major minutes in the NBA. Still, he could be worth the roll of the dice in the mid-late lottery for a team willing to give him time to develop his all-around game; especially in this weaker 2013 NBA Draft class.

    Player Comparison: Hasheem Thabeet. Due to his size, Thabeet was thought to potentially be the next great shot blocker in the NBA, but has been an absolute bust since his offensive game is non-existent. Gobert has the size and length, but the rest of his game is still very much a work in progress. If he can further develop his fundamentals, Gobert could be a paint-protector and quality big man. If not, he will struggle to earn minutes or even stay in the league just like Thabeet.





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    2013 NBA Mock Draft


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    2013 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2013 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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