Rudy Gobert "Greatest Jazz Center of All Time" Countdown Thread

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  1. lauriandres

    lauriandres Well-Known Member

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    I have not seen Eaton playing either live or video; i know it is hard to measure, but how many games he had during his career which were won by his extraordinary plays (mainly defense). A la similar to games by Ostertag and Foster against Lakers and Rockets during the 96/97 and 97/98 playoffs and Memo games against Rockets?
     
  2. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    Sloan would always attack Greg. His purpose was to grab boards and block shots yet got dunked on and posterized constantly. If he was good we wouldn't have wanted seikaly. If only we had a decent center , we might have had a ring. many ostertag supporters on here but again he wasn't great and got paid .
     
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  3. Ostertag>Duncan

    Ostertag>Duncan My Members Premium Contributor 2019 Award Winner

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    Watch you mouth when talking about my boy tag, ya hear!
     
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  4. UtahJazz32

    UtahJazz32 Well-Known Member

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    Spell his name correctly Ostrichrag
     
  5. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  6. silesian

    silesian Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a Tag hater, but he was never great
     
  7. Gameface

    Gameface All-Jazzfanz First Team! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    It's about time to end this thread and start the "Rudy Gobert Greatest NBA Center of All-Time" thread.
     
  8. checkbookdoc

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    Eaton>Gobert and it is not even close!
    I might concede that Rudy's peak is probably higher, but even if that is true he is way behind Eaton for two reasons:
    1) Eaton played more that twice the regular season minutes, and almost three times the playoff minutes.
    2) Eaton played his entire career for the Jazz, so there is no questioning his commitment and loyalty. Rudy hasn't had the opportunity to leave so we don't know what will happen. If Rudy leaves next FA period, then Mark will retain his spot as King of the Jazz Centers.
     
  9. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Regarding #2, loyalty has nothing to do with greatness/talent. Like Shaq is better than Eaton even though he didn't play for only one franchise.

    The jazz could give me a contract and I would never leave and play my whole career there if they would let me. I would still be a really crappy NBA player though.

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  10. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    We've had worse.
     
  11. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    Ostertag was a good player, the only problem was his head wasn’t always in it. When he was on he was spectacular, but that was sporadic at best. A lot of the time he was off in dream land. I think he was mostly just happy and content being in the nba and making money.

    That’s why he and Jerry Sloan had such a love hate relationship
     
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  12. Thee jazz fan

    Thee jazz fan Well-Known Member

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    I’ll say one thing for sure, Ostertag was miles better then that big stupid Fes!!
     
  13. One Brow

    One Brow Well-Known Member

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    On the first page, you still have Gobert at #15, from back in 2017. No change since then?
     
  14. Udidthizz

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    Everybody remembers Stockton taking over, but Ostertag had 16 points, 14 rebounds and a few blocks whilst holding Olajuwon in check in game 6 of the 97 WCF. My man Greg deserves some respect for being instrumental in getting us to the finals for the first time (honourable mention to Bryon (don’t call me Byron) Russell, who hit a couple of critical 3 pointers late in the 4th)
     
  15. Udidthizz

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    And the disrespect to Rony Seikaly...
     
  16. UtahJazz32

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    I realize that but more people remember his ability to travel and punt balls lol
     
  17. White Chocolate

    White Chocolate Respect All, Fear None Contributor

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    Ostertag had his moments but he was a big reason why we never got over the hump. He was the reason why we traded for Seikaly. Sucks cause we would have won if he didn’t refuse to come here.
     
  18. checkbookdoc

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    I thought we were ranking them as greatest JAZZ centers, not just greatest centers who spent anytime on the jazz. Otherwise, I think the correct answer is Walt Bellamy (4x all-star, ROY, 20/14 career average, Hall of Fame).

    Everyone gets to define as they like, so for me being loyal or team success serves as a multiplier. For this reason I have Jeff Hornacek higher on the totem pole of Jazz players than Hayward (even though Hayward was a better player).
     
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  19. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    He's a DJ now.



    He coulda been spinning records with a ring.
     
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  20. framer

    framer Well-Known Member

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    Without looking he is easily top 4, with Memo, Favors, and Eaton possibly still in front of him. It would be close with Memo though.
     

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