AP Source: Jazz agree on contract extension with Rudy Gobert


AP
6:29 p.m. EDT October 31, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert have agreed to terms on a contract extension.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the extension has not yet been announced by the team.

The Vertical first reported the deal and said it was worth $102 million over four years.

Gobert was drafted No. 27 overall by the Denver Nuggets in 2013 and traded to the Jazz on draft night.

The 7-foot-1, 245-pound center last season averaged career-highs in points (9.1), rebounds (11.0) and blocks (2.2) and has developed into one of the top defenders in the league the last two years. Those numbers have increased to 11.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks through three games this season.

Gobert, 24, was set to become a restricted free agent in July, when he could have signed an offer sheet with another team. The…

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