Heat guard Dion Waiters responds to Rudy Gobert's dirty play accusation

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The Heat guard seemed to lose his balance before going into Gobert's knee.

Waiters fell into Gobert after a scramble for a rebound turned into him chasing a loose ball.

According to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz asked the league to review the play and were told Waiters should have been called for a foul but not an intentional one. "I went for the ball".

Gobert was able to return to the game Friday night after it was determined he'd suffered no ligament damage, but he was forced to miss Utah's game Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets, and will now be on the shelf for at least a month.

"Obviously, it will be a difference", Gobert's teammate, Derrick Favors, exclaimed after witnessing the injury.

Waiters said he would have preferred Gobert discuss the incident in private instead of spreading his opinion on social-media. "Kind of like the same thing that happened before on my MCL so my knee just went inside and kind of popped inside and back out".

A native of Saint-Quentin, Gobert has appeared in 12 games for the Jazz this season, averaging 13.9 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 33.8 minutes a night. "I just have to make sure I'm where I'm supposed to be offensively and defensively". Tell him to get out of his feelings. I ain't a social media guy.



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