Gobert played in 71 contests and blocked a career-high 2.7 blocks per game in his eighth year in the NBA. The 29-year-old center averaged 14.3 points, 13.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30.8 minutes per game. On the season, the 2013 first-round pick shot 67.5 percent from the field and 62.3 percent from three. The seven-foot center scored 20-plus points 11 times, including a season-high 29 against the Mavericks on Jan. 27. During the 116-104 win, Gobert went 11-for-20 from the field and 7-for-11 from the free-throw line. He also tallied 20 rebounds, three steals, three blocks and one assist in 37 minutes of action. Gobert grabbed 20-plus rebounds seven times, including a season-high 28 against the Warriors on March 14. During the contest, the French native went 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-13 from the free-throw line en route to 24 points. Gobert won Defensive Play of the Year by registering at least two blocks 60 times, at least three blocks 38 times, at least four blocks 23 times and five-plus blocks eight times. The eighth-year veteran blocked a career-high nine shots during a 120-95 win over the Bulls on March 22. He also recorded at least one steal in 35 games, at least two steals in nine games and three steals twice.2019
Gobert appeared in 68 games for the Jazz during the 2019-20 season -- his seventh NBA campaign. He averaged 15.1 points on 69.3 percent shooting, a career-high 13.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game. His performance led to him making his first All-Star Game while garnering an All-Defensive First Team selection (his fourth) and making the All-NBA Third Team (his third All-NBA selection). He led the NBA in total rebounds (916) while finishing fourth in blocks (135), second in field-goal percentage, fourth in offensive rating (130.3), eighth in defensive rating (103.9), fifth in win shares (10.7), 20th in box plus/minus (3.6) and 12th in value over replacement player (3.3). In a Nov. 22 in a win over the Warriors, Gobert blocked a season-high seven shots in addition to eight points and 19 rebounds. On Dec. 7 against Memphis, Gobert dished a season-high five assists; he also reached that mark Dec. 17 in a win over the Magic. In a Jan. 18 victory over the Kings, Gobert scored a season-high 28 points while contributing 15 boards, three blocks and two steals. All in all, he recorded 49 double-doubles on the season, good for fourth in the NBA. During a win over the Heat on Feb. 12, Gobert secured a season-high 20 rebounds while accumulating 16 points and two blocks. He went on to appear in all seven playoff games against the Nuggets, averaging 16.9 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 assists and 0.6 steals. Gobert's best postseason effort came in Game 3 of that series, when he recorded 24 points, 14 rebounds and a steal.2018
Gobert played in 81 games with eight starts for the Utah Jazz in the 2018-2019 season. He averaged 15.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. The rebounding rate was the fourth highest in the league. He shot a career-high 66.9 percent from the field, which was also the highest rate in the league. On Christmas, Gobert swatted a season-high seven blocks as he led the Jazz to a win over Portland. On Jan. 12 he set a new career high for assists in a game with eight in a win over the Bulls. Two nights later, Gobert would grab a career-high matching 25 rebounds, as well as 18 points, in a home win over the Pistons. On Mar. 25, he scored a season-high 27 points as part of a big victory over the Phoenix Suns. Gobert would deliver an eye-popping 66 double-doubles during the season. For the second-straight season, Gobert was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named Third Team All-NBA. The 7-foot-1 center finished with 187 blocks, which was the second most in the league. In Game 1 of the first round playoff series against the Rockets, Gobert set a new career high for points in a playoff game with 22. The Jazz would lose to Houston in five games. Gobert has two more seasons remaining on his contract with the Jazz.2017
In 56 games, Gobert carried 2017-18 averages of 13.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.3 blocks per game. Utah's star big man dealt with injuries to both knees in that season, however, so he missed 26 games throughout the middle of the campaign. Still, the "French Rejection", despite missing time, took home the 2017-18 Defensive Player Of The Year Award, Gobert's first piece of individual hardware in five seasons in The Association. Gobert also finished the year with a true shooting percentage of 65.7, the third-best mark in the league. The Frenchman also posted 31 double-doubles over the 2017-18 campaign, including a season-high 17 rebounds on March 5. Gobert's season-high for points came a few days before his rebounding clinic, on March 2, when the seven-foot-one center poured in 26 points to help the Jazz defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108. Named to the NBA's All-Defensive First Team, Gobert finished the season with 129 blocks, fourth-most in the Association which is impressive considering Gobert's injury problems resulted in a shortened season for the 25-year-old. He reached double figures in 43 of 56 games, making Gobert an effective and reliable contributor both in reality and fantasy leagues. His 7.9 field-goal attempts per game represented a career-high for Gobert. In both block percentage (6.0) and Defensive Rating (99.5), Gobert finished the 2017-18 season ranked second in the NBA.2016
Gobert emerged as a league-wide superstar in his fourth NBA season. Starting 81 times, Gobert averaged a double-double per game to lead the Jazz to a 51-win season and a trip to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. He made his season debut on Opening Night (Oct. 25), scoring 12 points and adding 14 assists in over 40 minutes of play. On Nov. 28 against Minnesota, Gobert's 16 point and 17 boards helped the Jazz win by nine. A night later, he once again scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, leading the Jazz to a 19-point victory. Arguably the most prolific night of Gobert's career came on Jan. 20 against Dallas, when he torched the Mavericks for 25 points and 27 rebounds en route to a victory.2015
Gobert's third season in the NBA was his best yet. Starting all but one of the 61 games he played, Gobert averaged 9.1 points and 11.0 rebounds while shooting 55.9 percent from the field. He made his season debut on Opening Night, Oct. 25, and scored six points while grabbing 12 rebounds in a close loss to Detroit. On Nov. 15, Gobert compiled his first double-double of the season, an 11-point and 11-rebound showing which helped the Jazz take down the Hawks. Gobert was sidelined for much of December with a left knee injury he suffered in practice. He returned Jan. 7 against Houston, scoring six points and adding three rebounds in just over 15 minutes of play. Gobert was at his best on Jan. 16, scoring 18 points and grabbing 18 rebounds as the Jazz dominated the Los Angeles Lakers to the tune of a 27-point victory.2014
In 2014-15, Gobert had a productive second season in the NBA season. He appeared in all 82 games for Utah and started 37 games. He also registered 25 double-doubles. Gobert made his first career start on Dec. 14 against Washington and delivered seven points and nine rebounds in 31 minutes. On Dec. 20, Gobert recorded his first career double-double, scoring 11 points and adding 12 rebounds as the Jazz fell to the Charlotte Hornets. On Jan. 9, the French center blocked a career-high seven shots, plus added seven boards, three steals and three assists at OKC. Gobert's best game of the season came in a March 3 victory over Memphis, during which he scored 15 points and grabbed an astounding career-high 24 rebounds.That set off a torrid month of play which saw Gobert grab 22, 19 and 20 rebounds in consecutive games -- all victories for Utah. Gobert started the last 29 games of the season with the Jazz. Over that 29-game stretch, Gobert put up 11.1 points and 13.4 rebounds per contest. Twice in April he scored a career-high 20 points, including a 20-point, 17-rebound effort during a home win over the Mavericks.2013
Gobert was selected by the Denver Nuggets in the first round (27th pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft. He was later traded to the Jazz in a draft-day deal featuring Erick Green, and signed a rookie contract shortly thereafter. Gobert participated in 45 games with Utah as a rookie, coming off the bench each time and averaging 9.6 minutes per contest. Gobert made his NBA debut on opening night in 2013, Oct. 30, scoring two points and adding seven rebounds as Utah fell to Oklahoma City by three. He collected a season-best 11 rebounds Nov. 5 against Brooklyn, breaking that mark three days later with a 12-rebound effort against the Bulls. Gobert reached double figures in points for the first time in his career a few weeks afterwards, scoring 10 (3-3 FG, 4-9 FT) in a Nov. 24 contest against the Thunder. That ended up being the best scoring effort of his rookie campaign. The next day against Chicago, Gobert accounted for nine rebounds as Utah took down Chicago by six. He finished the year with one of his best statistical performances yet, an eight-point, nine-rebound performance that also included a pair of blocks. On another positive note, Gobert showed flashes of what he could do defensively in his inaugural NBA season. He collected a total of 41 blocks in his limited time on the court, which led to a per-36 average of 3.4 rejections per contest.