Rudy Gobert confident 2019-20 season is going to be the year for the Jazz
The Utah Jazz made a splash with the acquisition of former Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley this offseason. Now, it seems center Rudy Gobert is now as confident as ever going into the 2019-20 NBA season.
The Jazz are coming off a somewhat disappointing year . However, according to Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News, Gobert feels like that they are up for a better season in 2019-20.
“We had a very good year with some ups and downs but I’m very happy with our resiliency and the way we competed every night. I think we’ve grown this year and I think next year is going to be our year.”
“I can feel it. It’s always been on my mind. I play every year to try to win. We feel like the planets are aligned and we will be there very soon.”
There is certainly good reason for Gobert to be optimistic. The Jazz knew full well they were in need of some major upgrades this offseason after they were quickly dismantled by the Houston Rockets in the opening round of the playoffs. As a result, they parted ways with Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen and two first-round picks in exchange for Conley. Gobert has since wasted no time in welcoming his new teammate to Utah.
The big man himself has continued to improve with each season. The backcourt pairing of Conley and Donovan Mitchell could open up more opportunities for him on offense. Meanwhile, the Conley’s versatile skill set gives them a bigger edge on both ends of the floor.
Now that the Golden State Warriors are currently in a state of flux, the NBA appears to be as wide open as ever. It is clear that Gobert is looking to capitalize on it.