It’s summer in the NBA, and given the lack of activity in the transfer market and free agents, some media are passing the time with quite interesting. Rudy Gobert was involved in one of them, and the debates were numerous on social networks.
Unlike some years, the off-season is particularly calm in the NBA… If we ignore the exchanges of Rudy Gobert and Dejounte Murray during the first days of the Free Agency, the market is particularly calm, the fault perhaps of uncertainty around Kevin Durant. The Nets player would like to leave, and all the franchises seem to be on stand-by to see what will happen to him.
Faced with this lack of activity, the American mainstream media must find ways to fill the airtime, and the easiest way to do this, beyond peddling certain rumors like Donovan Mitchell at the Knicks, is to make rankings on all hot topics. For example, Kendrick Perkins laid out the hierarchy of the best interiors in the NBA.
Rudy Gobert among the 5 best interiors in the NBA!
Kendrick Perkins’ top big men in the NBA right now 👇
1. Joel Embiid
2. Nikola Jokic
3. Bam Adebayo
4. Rudy Gobert
5. Deandre Ayton
— 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣’ 𝙉𝘽𝘼 (@_Talkin_NBA) July 19, 2022
According to Kendrick Perkins, Rudy Gobert is currently the fourth-best interior in the league, behind the last two MVP candidates and Bam Adebayo, but ahead of Deandre Ayton, who has just signed a max contract with the Suns. A ranking filled with big names that does not fail to create controversy, both for the positions and for the absentees. Putting the reigning double MVP behind his dolphin is strange, at least as much as the absence of All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns…
KAT better than Ayton IMO
— ѕɪяк (@sirkofficial) July 19, 2022
Karl-Anthony Towns is better than Deandre Ayton in my opinion
—Zachary Swanson (@zacharyswan21) July 20, 2022
You have to exchange Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, and Rudy Gobert with Bam Adebayo
How to classify NBA interiors when the profiles are so numerous and so different… Depending on the needs of one team, Rudy Gobert can be judged far above all the other pivots, and according to the needs of another he is not that very little use with his offensive shortcomings. The debate was inevitable.