Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Hometown: Saint-Quentin, France
European pro team: Cholet (France)
2012-13 stats: 22.7 mpg; 8.4 ppg; 5.4 rpg; 1.9 bpg; .718 FG; .704 FT
Strengths: Gobert's physical attributes give him a huge upside, with a massive wingspan of 7-foot-8½ and a standing reach of 9-foot-7. These measurements are his very existence and give him a significant defensive presence, and also lead to easy lob conversions.
Weaknesses: Very limited offensively. Has little lower body strength, lacks toughness and is turnover prone because he's physically incapable of retaining possession when there's contact. Doesn't do well in traffic. Gets backed down and knocked down. Trouble finishing.
How he could help the Thunder: Gobert needs time to develop, and the Thunder has time to let that happen. Putbacks were 18.3 percent of his offense last season, and OKC could use some help on the offensive glass. High character guy and also has a good work ethic.
Projections: No. 7 (cbssports.com); No. 16 (draftexpress.com); No. 17 (espn.com); No. 21 (si.com; nba.draft.net); No. 22 (hoopshype.com)
Quotable: “He is long bouncy, athletic, he has got some JaVale McGee in him in terms of body type, length, size, rubberiness, 7-9 wingspan. You take him at No. 12, 13, 14, he is as good as anybody you're going to take out of the NCAA at that point. You know, the funny thing about a lot of these guys is, Gobert for example, is averaging 8 points and 5 rebounds in the French league, but he is 20 years old and we've seen that translate to the NBA level.” – ESPN draft analyst Fran Fraschilla