Rudy Gobert-Bourgarel, born on June 26, 1992, is a French professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also plays for the French national team in their international competitions.
He plays the centre position. Gobert is considered among the NBA best rim protectors.
Gobert has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award thrice, he is also the second-most in NBA history.
Gobert is a four-time All-NBA Team member, six-time All-Defensive First Team member, and three-time NBA All-Star. He was also the NBA blocks leader in the 2016-17 season and the NBA rebounding leader in the 2021-2022 season.
In the year 2017, Gobert was named the All-NBA Second Team and the All-NBA Third Team in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
In March of 2020, Gobert became the first NBA player to have tested positive for COVID-19.
Gobert is from France, Saint-Quentin.