Rudy Gobert wants to make a deep playoff run with the Utah Jazz and then play for France in the Olympic Games.
Gobert has a good chance of making it to the NBA Finals as the Jazz are one of the best teams in the West. At the same time, the young center headlines the roster of France for the Olympic Games.
“I may miss the Opening Ceremony but the most important thing is that I’m ready for the team. For now, my focus is on the NBA, and then it will be Olympic gold.
The most important thing is to not spread yourself too thin. Of course, the NBA title is a dream – particularly this year. We know that the finals end in July and there won’t be a long break before the Opening Ceremony.
I’m focusing on the season and when it’s finished I’ll look at the Games. If we reach the conference final we know things will be tight, but we’ll do everything we can to find the best solution we can,” Gobert told Olympics.com.
Gobert and the Jazz will face the winner of Grizzlies – Warriors play-in game. Game 1 is on Sunday.