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Tracy McGrady calls out Rudy Gobert: "What the f**k are you doing in the off-season?"

T-Mac didn't mince words for the French center.
Tracy McGrady and Rudy Gobert

Tracy McGrady and Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert has been one of the best defensive players in the NBA over the past few years, without question, but still, his reputation and respect around the league haven't been the best. A lot of people view him as an offensive liability that gets exposed in the playoffs, and NBA legend Tracy McGrady decided to call him out for it.

No offseason grind

Although the French center has emerged as one of the best centers in the league, orchestrating the Utah Jazz's top-notch defense, appearing in 3 All-Star games, and being the Defensive Player of the Year 3 times, the ultimate result hasn't been great when it comes to playoff success. The Jazz decided to move on from Rudy, trading him to Minnesota for a complete rebuild.

Now Gobert will share the paint with Karl-Anthony Towns and have the opportunity to form a rare combination for today's NBA. The combination of Kat's offensive firepower and Gobert's defense could be great in the regular season, but there is still a lot of skepticism that the system will fail in the playoffs.

Teams will run Gobert off the floor with a small-ball approach, and the Wolves won't be able to punish their opponents inside if Gobert doesn't add some post-game to his bag. But if he still hasn't done it at 30 years old and with 9 years of experience, it probably won't happen.

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T-Mac and Arenas call him out

NBA legend Tracy McGrady talked about Gobert with Gilbert Arenas on his podcast and expressed his frustration with the lack of individual improvement.

"This is what I've been wondering, what the f**k are you doing in the offseason? Like, what is your workout?"

Tracy McGrady, fubo Sports

"I was so mad at Rudy when they were playing against the Rockets one year, bro, and Chris Paul was guarding him in the post, I was mad as s**t. He couldn't do nothing. Bro, you're 7'2," and a point guard is guarding you. He had no moves."

Gilbert Arenas, fubo Sports

The fact of the matter is that Gobert has been basically the same player ever since he earned that huge $205 million contract. Although the defensive play and regular season performance have been nothing short of spectacular, it is obvious no team with Gobert at the 5 will go all the way in today's NBA filled with skill at every position.

Maybe Rudy takes T-Mac's and Gilbert's advice, drops the dumbells, and focuses more on working with the ball and learning a move or two down low. It will definitely benefit him and the Wolves if they want to compete with the best.

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