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SALT LAKE CITY — Ricky Rubio knew who Rudy Gobert was before he joined the Utah Jazz this past season, of course. The Stifle Tower, who is 7-foot-1 and whose arms span 9 feet 7.5 inches, is kind of hard to miss — and especially on the basketball court when he can send your shot into the stands quicker than you released it.

But the Spanish point guard learned something important about Gobert in their first season as teammates. It’s what makes Gobert even more dangerous to opponents and valuable for his team than just his size.

“I never knew what type of winner he was,” Rubio said during his exit interview the day after the Jazz were eliminated by the Rockets in the second round. “All he cares is about winning.”

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Nemanja Bjelica was snapped hanging out with Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell in Belgrade. Meanwhile, Ricky Rubio seems to think Bjelica should join the Jazz fold. With the Utah Jazz’s offseason officially in effect, visions of Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon and (INSERT OTHER FREE AGENT PIPE DREAM HERE) are dancing in fans’ heads. And with good […]

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Some of these awards could go either way.

The NBA announced the finalists for each of the league’s regular-season awards on Wednesday. The winners will be unveiled in the NBA’s second annual awards show on Monday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

It’s tough competition in each category, so I tried to make some sense of it all.

Let’s have at it.

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Quin Snyder helped orchestrate Utah’s comeback season.

Quin Snyder has been selected as a finalist for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award. Snyder, who has been coaching the Utah Jazz since 2014, coached the Utah Jazz back from being down nine games under .500 on January 22nd. The Utah Jazz would go on to rally for the second half of the season finishing 47-35 while entering the playoffs as the fifth seed. Utah would then go on to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st round of the playoffs.

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Despite several question marks facing both him and his spot on the team this summer, Derrick Favors has made his desire to stay with the Utah Jazz clear. Although the Utah Jazz aren’t facing nearly as worrisome of an offseason this summer as they did last summer when both of their two leading scorers, Gordon […]

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