The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed center Rudy Gobert to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
The 24-year-old Gobert (7-1, 245, France) is currently in his fourth NBA campaign, all with the Jazz, and through the first three games of 2016-17 has posted two double-doubles while averaging 11.0 points, a team-leading 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks, along with 2.0 assists while shooting .550 (11-20) in 32.7 minutes.
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN