Injured in the left calf since the last minutes of the meeting against the Warriors, Rudy Gobert has just missed the two meetings against the Suns. And it might take a few more days.
The Jazz will indeed take no risk with its triple best defender of the year. “We will be very careful”, announces the GM of the franchise, Justin Zanik, au Deseret News.
How long will this caution last? For the moment, nothing has been announced, but the manager hopes to see the French pivot on the court again before the cut of the All-Star Game, which begins on February 18.
“I think there is a real chance that it will happen before, yes”, assure Justin Zanik. “I don’t see a three-week absence. It’s more something to look at on a daily basis. I don’t want to say that he will come back in seven or ten days, even if it is possible. You may also have to wait two weeks. »
Quin Snyder’s troops, also deprived of Donovan Mitchell for five matches (concussion protocol), will have to be patient and grit their teeth because without Rduy Gobert this season, the Jazz have a very weak record of 6 defeats in 7 matches. Against 30 wins in 42 games when he is on the field.