Instead, Gobert wants the Jazz to give him a supermax contract.
– Rudy Gobert asked the Jazz to fulfill the supermax contract he is eligible for(35% of cap)
– Jazz responded with an offer of the normal max(28% of cap)
– Gobert's camp turned that offer down
– Two sides have 5 days to agree on an extension
— Porter Larsen (@Larsen_ESPN) December 16, 2020
Gobert, 28, is one of the best big men in the NBA.
The international standout made the All-Star team for the first time last season. The center collected 15.1 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game last season.
In the Jazz’s 2020 first-round series against the Denver Nuggets, Gobert put up 16.9 points, 11.4 boards and 1.4 blocks per contest.
However, the Jazz fell to the Nuggets in seven games despite having a commanding 3-1 lead earlier in the series.
The Jazz recently inked rising superstar Donovan Mitchell to a supermax contract. The face of the franchise averaged a monster 36.3 points, 5.0 boards and 4.9 assists per game during the 2020 postseason.