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Oklahoma City Thunder: Scouting Rudy Gobert

By John Rohde Published: June 14, 2013


Height: 7-foot-2

Weight: 238

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.

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