Why is Rudy Gobert on Team France?

Why is Gobert playing for France?

Player Bio

He was forced to return to France due to a commitment to the French National Team, but his son has since fulfilled the family’s NBA quest. Gobert caught the basketball bug when he was 12 years old and started playing for clubs in his hometown of Saint-Quentin.

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Rudy Gobert and Evan Fournier were top scorers for the team with 16 points apiece while Nando De Colo finished with 12 points and seven assists.

Are there any NBA players on France Olympic team?

France has a deep squad filled with current and former NBA players, including Fournier, Batum, three-time Kia Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz, and Brooklyn Nets guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarot. Rudy Gobert has been a major difference-maker for France thus far in the Olympics.

Is Rudy Gobert playing for France?

He has been named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2017, and the All-NBA Third Team in 2019, 2020 and 2021. In March 2020, Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first NBA player with a confirmed case of the virus.

Rudy Gobert.

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Gobert with France in 2015
No. 27 – Utah Jazz
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information

Has Rudy Gobert made a 3?

Rudy Gobert has not sunk any three-pointers in his career.

Who played for France basketball?


Player Pos. Team(s) played
Evan Fournier* G Denver Nuggets Orlando Magic Boston Celtics New York Knicks
Mickaël Gelabale F Seattle SuperSonics Minnesota Timberwolves
Rudy Gobert* C Utah Jazz

What did Gobert Nuggets get?

In the aggregate, the Nuggets swapped Gobert and Mitchell in two drafts separated by 4 years in exchange for Erick Green, Trey Lyles, Tyler Lydon and cash.

How did the Jazz get Rudy Gobert?

With the No. 27 pick of the 2013 NBA draft, the Denver Nuggets selected Rudy Gobert from France and subsequently traded him to the Utah Jazz for the No. 46 pick and cash.