The Utah Jazz are focusing on continuing to build around Rudy Gobert instead of rebuilding following the departure of Gordon Hayward.

Hayward signed with the Boston Celtics.

"We feel like we can build defensively around Rudy Gobert," Lindsey told The Tribune. "We look at him, and he's a top 10 player and unique defender. So we wanted to build a team around his talents."

The Jazz re-signed Joe Ingles while also signing Thabo Sefolosha, Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh. 

"We have the chance to be very good defensively," Utah rookie guard Donovan Mitchell said. "With Rudy in the middle, that allows the guards on the perimeter to pressure their men. If we get beat, we have the big guy to erase our mistakes and challenge in the paint. It's a nice luxury to have."