Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert named to fourth straight All-NBA Defensive First Team

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reacts after being called for a foul. Gobert received a technical foul for his antics as the Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Boston won 114-103.

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reacts after being called for a foul. Gobert received a technical foul for his antics as the Utah Jazz and the Boston Celtics play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Boston won 114-103. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Stifle Tower remains an enduring fixture on the NBA’s All-Defensive Team.

On Tuesday, Utah Jazz center and French native Rudy Gobert was named to a fourth consecutive All-Defensive First Team for his 2019-20 efforts.

Throughout the last season Gobert ranked third in defensive win shares (4.2) which racking up 49 double-doubles in 2019-20, a mark good enough for fourth overall in the NBA.

Gobert, who won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2018 and ‘19, was third in voting this year behind winner, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), and runner-up, Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers), who both join Gobert on the All-Defensive First Team.

Rounding out the team is Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Philadelphia 76ers point-forward Ben Simmons.

Without a doubt ✌️#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/OCTd4e6gYR

— utahjazz (@utahjazz) September 8, 2020

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