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Rudy Gobert, the pivot of the Jazz, declared Thursday that the elimination of his team in the first round of the NBA play-offs was like " a kind of humiliation ".
Rudy Gobert and Utah were eliminated in the first round of the Houston Rockets (4-1) play-offs on Wednesday. " We will all use what we hearhe said. I will not talk about humiliation, but at the same time, it is a sort of humiliation when you lose 4-1 in the first round of the playoffs. We will have to start this summer even stronger, with only one goal for next season, and if we succeed, we will be fine. "
"We do not miss much to reach the next level, or aim for the NBA title. We are very close." – Rudy Gobert, pivot of Jazz
Although the Jazz reached the semifinals of the conference last season (Utah was eliminated by … Houston), Gobert believes his team is " best This season " That's why it's frustratinghas continued. We all think we are a better team than the one we showed, but we played against a very good team. (…) We are still a young team, we will improve, but we don't miss much to reach the next level, or aim for the NBA title. We are not far away. "
Although he delivered his best NBA season at 26 with an average of 15.9 points and 12.9 rebounds per game, Rudy Gobert thinks he still has a good margin of progress: " I work a lot to help my team even more, but I just scratched the surface of what I can do up front. It is exciting to have this whole summer to try to improve myself, become a different player and even better. (…) I want to reach the next level, I have too many limits on what I can do for this team ".