BASKET The Jazz pivot, who missed five matches, could play again on Sunday

NBA: Rudy Gobert is out of the Covid protocol

Rudi Gobert on the 30th March 2021. — Rick Bowmer/AP/SIPA

Utah can breathe. The French pivot Rudy Gobert, who missed the Jazz's last five games after submitting to the NBA's anti-Covid protocol last Thursday, made his return to; training on Friday and could play again on Sunday at Denver, ESPN reports.

In his absence, the Utah Jazz's record has not been improved. glorious, with four defeats conceded and 118.6 points conceded on average, proof of the importance Gobert for his team, obviously on the defensive level.

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Especially since “Gobzilla” is perhaps having the best first part of the season of his NBA career (15.5 pts, 15.1 rebounds, 2, 3 blocks on average), which allowed the Jazz to trust 3rd place for a long time. the West, before Memphis took advantage of its passage to empty to double it in the ranking thanks to; 10 wins in a row.

It was the second time that the interior, medalist; silver with the Blues at the Tokyo Summer Games last, contracted the Covid. He had been the first NBA player tested positive for coronavirus on March 11, 2020, which had resulted in an immediate suspension of the NBA season.

Other good news for Utah, winger Rudy Gay is also out of the Covid protocol. Bench player, he compiled 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game this season.