Utah's Rudy Gobert Thinks Dion Waiters Targeted His Knee on goal

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Waiters clearly didn't appreciate Gobert's accusation.

On Saturday, it was revealed he sustained a right knee contusion and he will be evaluated in four weeks.

Rudy Gobert claimed Dion Waiters made a "dirty play" last Friday night when he went diving for a loose ball and rolled into his knee. The Jazz played small Saturday in a 114-106 win against the Nets, moving Derrick Favors to center.

"I was feeling a little sore".

"I didn't even know that was him. I think it was a dirty play, but no matter what the most important thing is to keep getting better and to win tomorrow".

Dion Waiters took exception to that comment. To assume it was a dirty play would mean he was intentionally trying to hurt the Jazz big man, and it's no surprise he wants to defend himself from that kind of accusation. But it could have been potentially been a worse injury.

Rudy Gobert limped to the locker room on Friday vs. the Heat with an apparent right knee injury.

Waiters stumbled, lost his balance and then fell into Gobert's knee.

The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and a league-best 2.5 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season.

To start the year, Minnesota struggled to find continuity with their new group of players.

The Salt Lake City outfit is one of the best defensive teams in the league, largely because of Gobert's work, but his loss will impact them severely on that end of the floor.

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