Jazz Acquires Draft Rights to Rudy Gobert from Denver

Rudy Gobert
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SALT LAKE CITY (June 27, 2013) – Utah Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey announced tonight that the Utah Jazz has acquired draft rights to center Rudy Gobert (27th overall pick) from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for the draft rights to Erick Green (46th overall pick) and cash considerations.

The 7-1, 235-pound native of Saint Quentin, France averaged 8.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22.2 minutes per game for Cholet Basket of the French League in 2012-13 and was named a 2013 French Pro A All-Star. Gobert was also named to the U-20 European Championship Division A All-Tournament Team and selected as Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U-20 Best Center in 2012. The 21-year-old Gobert owns a 7-9 wingspan.