Jazz upset over Rudy Gobert All-Star snub
The NBA All-Star reserves were announced on Thursday, and Rudy Gobert was among the most prominent snubs from the Western Conference. His coach and teammates are not happy about that.
Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder called the selection process “flawed” given Gobert’s omission.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder tells ESPN that Rudy Gobert’s snub shows that the All-Star selection process is flawed. pic.twitter.com/IOg3Md6XEV
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2019
Joe Ingles said Gobert was “robbed.”
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) February 1, 2019
Ricky Rubio questioned the omission and said it was an indication that defense is overlooked.
… Rudy is not an AllStar?? I guess defense and winning means nothing
— Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) February 1, 2019
Along with Gobert, you could make a good All-Star case for the Clippers’ Tobias Harris. Karl-Anthony Towns and LaMarcus Aldridge are probably the players those two could replace.
Gobert, 26, is averaging 15.0 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. His 65 percent field goal percentage leads the league.