Rudy Gobert is entering the last season of his multi-year deal with the Jazz and both sides seem to work towards a new one, which will keep the franchise’s center in Utah for many years.
The Jazz opened training camp on Tuesday and Gobert once again expressed his desire to remain with the Jazz and win a championship alongside Donovan Mitchell.
“My goal is to win a championship here,” Gobert said. “It’s been my goal since I got here and I feel the same. I’m focused on the upcoming season and I’m excited about the negotiation talk.”
Gobert had a massively strong season in Utah, as he remained one of the best interior defenders in the NBA, averaging a career-high 13.5 rebounds and contributing also 15.1 points per contest.
Utah came close to get past the first playoff round taking a 3-1 lead against the Nuggets, but Mike Malone’s group clawed back into the series to eventually reach the Western Conference Finals.
However, Gobert believes Utah is better equipped this season to bring back their disruptive defensive style that they seemed to have lost during the series against the Nuggets.
“I believe that we got our destiny in our hands, and we get all the weapons that we need to be the best team that we can be,” Gobert said. “And I believe that we have all the weapons that we need to to achieve our goal which is winning a championship.”