Gobert: 'It would be stupid for me to leave' Jazz right now
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Rudy Gobert plans to stay in Utah for the long haul.

While circumstances can certainly change, the 7-foot-1 Frenchman appears to have every intention of remaining with the Jazz for the entirety of his career.

"Yeah. Why not?" Gobert told Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.

"To me, I think it would be stupid for me to leave right now," he added. "I really love the organization. I love to live in Salt Lake."

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With Gordon Hayward now in Boston, Gobert undoubtedly ranks as the Jazz's top player after being voted to both the All-Defensive first team and the All-NBA second team this past season.

Even after enduring a rough offseason, Gobert has high hopes for the Jazz going forward and remains optimistic that Utah can capture a title one day.

"My vision is to win a championship," Gobert said. "It hasn’t changed."

The Stifle Tower is coming off a season in which he averaged career highs in points (14), rebounds (12.8), and blocks (2.6), while shooting a blistering 66.1 percent from the floor.

Gobert: 'It would be stupid for me to leave' Jazz right now
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