Jazz, Gobert Agree to Four Year Extension

October 31st, 2016 | by Spencer Wixom
Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images

With the deadline approaching on Halloween day for contract extensions, the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert were reportedly able to come to terms on a four year extension worth approximately $102 million.

The only reason not to extend Gobert was for future cap space, and Dan Clayton wrote about why that was hardly a reason to delay an extension.  This extension solidifies Gobert and his defensive identity with the Utah Jazz for the long run and shows the team’s commitment to upcoming free agent, Gordon Hayward.  The $102 million amount comes in right around the $100 million that Steven Adams agreed to with Oklahoma City Thunder, and is about $5 million short of Gobert’s possible max contract.

Gobert has been a force to be reckoned with through the first three games of the season averaging 11.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.7 blocks, 4.7 free throw attempts, shooting 78.6% from the free throw line, and has a true shooting percentage of 63.1%; all of which would be career highs.

Spencer Wixom

Spencer Wixom

Spencer graduated from the University of Utah and works in commercial real estate. Since the first time he saw Stockton dish to Malone, Spencer has had a passion for the Utah Jazz and the NBA. When he isn’t writing about the Jazz, Spencer spends time with his wife and daughter and cheers for the Seattle Seahawks.
Spencer Wixom
Spencer Wixom

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  2. LKA says:

    WOW Some have apocket full of money others ???? Such is life.

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