Friday, 24 November, 2017

Dion Waiters's "Dirty Play" Will Cost Rudy Gobert A Month

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    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder calls a play in Salt Lake City on Saturday Oct. 21 2017. The Jazz won 96-87 Jeffrey D. Allred Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder calls a play in Salt Lake City on Saturday Oct. 21 2017. The Jazz won 96-87
Melissa Porter | 13 November, 2017, 10:01

The Utah Jazz will be without the services of centre Rudy Gobert after an MRI revealed the Frenchman incurred a right tibia contusion in Friday night's game with the Miami Heat.

Dion Waiters went after a loose ball during Friday's contest and fell into Gobert, which caused his knee to bend inward.

According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz asked the league to review the play and were told Waiters should have been called for a foul but not an intentional one.

Favors, who usually starts at power forward, played center Saturday and scored 24 points, ripped down 12 rebounds and blocked two shots. I didn't even know that was him. It feels better than it looked on the video.

Did Dion Waiters intentionally hurt Rudy Gobert? But it could have been potentially been a worse injury.

"He just dove right into my knee", said the 25-year-old to Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News.

Gobert said he suffered a similar injury to his MCL and said his knee popped inside and then back out.

On top of that, Gobert's maintained averages of 13.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 62 percent from the field. Despite losing backcourt stars Gordon Hayward and George Hill in free agency, the Utah Jazz have begun the season with a respectable 6-7 record and are in the running for another postseason berth.