The Utah Jazz announced Monday night that they’ve re-upped with center Rudy Gobert.
The deal is reportedly worth $102 million over four seasons.
Sources: Only $90M of Rudy Gobert's $102M extension guaranteed. $3M in annual bonus incentives
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) November 1, 2016
Gobert, 24, was drafted 27th overall in 2013.
The Jazz will avoid restricted free agency on Gobert in July, when he likely would’ve found an offer sheet for a four-year, $110 million maximum contract. Utah would’ve had the chance to match the deal and keep Gobert, but an agreement now gives Gobert financial peace of mind and could save the Jazz $8 million to $10 million over the course of the deal.
Gobert, a native of France, has developed into one of the dominant shot-blockers and rebounders in the NBA. He’s part of a significant young nucleus with the Jazz that includes Gordon Hayward, Rodney Hood, Derrick Favors and Alec Burks.