Jazz news: Rudy Gobert reacts to Boris Diaw not being signed by an NBA team
With the start of next season fast approaching, most team’s rosters are now filled, with the addition of some players who they signed on two-way, or training camp deals. However, there are also some notable players who remain as free agents, and are left without a team to play for. One of those forgotten ones is veteran big man Boris Diaw, who has recently decided to take his talents back home in France, and play for Paris-Levallois instead.
His fellow Frenchman, Rudy Gobert, was surprised with the lack of interest he’s received in the NBA. He even took to his Twitter account to remind scouts about Diaw’s performance in last season’s playoffs, where he was very effective for the Utah Jazz.
Very surprised that no GM had the idea of signing Boris Diaw this summer. Maybe they haven't watched the playoffs last year…
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) September 14, 2017
The 6-foot-8 forward is a 14-year NBA veteran who has suited up for five different franchises. He has a wealth of playoff experience, and even won a title with the San Antonio Spurs back in the 2013-14 campaign. Throughout his career, he has made a name for himself as a good passer, and one of the better perimeter shooting big men in the league.
Diaw spent last season with the Jazz and played alongside Gobert. He had a solid year with decent averages of 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.6 minutes per game. While his numbers may seem pedestrian, it does not necessarily reflect all the intangibles he brought to his team. Now that he will play in France, he may see it as an opportunity to prove that he still belongs in the NBA, and if he can play solid basketball there, could be asked to play at the highest level once again.