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Players who could lead the NBA in blocks

The upcoming 2021-22 season of the NBA will be a new opportunity for several players of stature to demonstrate their value in the league in the def


The upcoming 2021-22 season of the NBA will be a new opportunity for several players of stature to demonstrate their value in the league in the defensive aspect, especially in the custody of the boards, a style that has been lost in the face of repeated plays that end in triple throws.

Here are the top five candidates to lead the league in blocks.

1. Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz

The main favorite to lead the blocking department is Jazz center Rudy Gobert, who came from second in that category last season with an average of 2.7 per game. In addition, the Frenchman was confirmed as one of the best international defenders in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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2. Clint Capela

Since his arrival in the league, Capela has focused on being a defender, a role that peaked last season with the Hawks, with whom he ranked as the fourth-best closer in the entire league with 2 of those per game.

3. Myles turner

Myles Turner was the best in the NBA’s blocking department last season with 3.4. However, he ranks third on the favorites list due to his injury proneness.

Four. Chris Boucher

Chris Boucher is an evolving talent who has been positioning himself as one of the best defenders in the league. Last season he averaged 1.9 blocks per game and is expected to continue increasing his level in that regard.

5. Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel fulfilled his role as custodian under the boards. Last season he had 2.2 blocks in a total of 64 games in which he started 4 of them that helped him to stay with third place in this statistic.