Jazz’s Gobert named Defensive Player of the Year

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is the 2018 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Gobert averaged 13.5 points and 10.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game, while shooting 62.2 percent from the field.

Opponents’ offensive rating dropped by 6.8 points when Gobert was on the floor for the Jazz.

Gobert and the Jazz made it to the second-round of the playoffs, where they lost to the Houston Rockets.