Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert can be named Defensive Player of the Year again.
“He’s probably going to be Defensive Player of the Year again. He impacts the game massively at the defensive end.
He doesn’t just do it around the basket. He does it on the perimeter too on switches,” Carlisle told reporters after Dallas’ 112-107 loss to Utah.
Gobert posted a monster double-double of 22 points (8/8 shooting) and 17 rebounds, along with five blocks. The Jazz are second in the West, at 32-14.
For his part, Donovan Mitchell said the French center is an All-Star.