Rudy Gobert agrees to $90M extension with Jazz

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Rudy Gobert is known for defense and rebounding. (Getty Images)
Rudy Gobert is known for defense and rebounding. (Getty Images)

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has agreed to a four-year, $90 million contract extension.

The deal includes $3 million in annual incentive bonuses that could boost the total value to $102 million, sources told The Vertical.

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, 24, has been a remarkable story with Utah, which drafted him 27th overall in 2013. 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.

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