The Utah Jazz have rewarded Rudy Gobert for his services over the last couple of years. The center has now, signed the largest contract for a 'big-man' in the history of the NBA.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Gobert has agreed to a five-year, $205M extension with the Jazz, having a player option in year five.
The French-man is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and has received a three-time All-NBA selection in his career.
Utah has now secured Gobert and Donovan Mitchell long-term, considering earlier in the offseason, 'Spida' signed a max-deal with the organization.
The 7'1 center signed the third-largest deal in NBA history, only behind the supermax extension reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo just signed and the contract Russell Westbrook signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017.
Dear Utah... pic.twitter.com/S806F4oZ6d— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) December 20, 2020
Goobers arrived to the league as the 27th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, and was picked and then traded by the Nuggets to Utah that same night. Since then, he's played 474 regular season games, averaging 15.1 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest.