Rudy Gobert joined minnesota timberwolves on Friday after nearly ten years of playing the Utah Jazz, reported Adrian Voinarovsky from ESPN.
30-year-old Gobert will join such Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards as well as D’Angelo Russell but Minnesota may have given up on the French too much.
Tim Connellythe new president of the Timberwolves, sent Patrick Beverly, Jarred Vanderbilt, Malik Beasley, Walker Kessler as well as Leandro Bolmaro to Jazz in exchange for Gobert.
However, Connelly did not stop there, as he also gave up. undefended first round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and first-round player with a top-five defense in 2029.
A five-man, four-draft combo in the first round for a 7-foot-1 career center. an average of 12.4 points11.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game may be too much in the long run.
The Timberwolves want to win an NBA title right now
One thing’s for sure: The Timberwolves are all-in next season with their big three of Towns, Edwards and Russell.
Adding Gobert to the picture means Towns, world’s best big man shooterwill return to play as a power forward.
Towns, who reportedly agreed to four years, supermax. $224 million an extension with Minnesota on Friday, no longer having to defend the league’s most dominant big men.
Gobert, the best rim protector in NBAtake care of Joel Embid, Nikola Djokic and other centers while Towns controls the offensive.
Fans always ask which team won the trade, in which case the Timberwolves can only win if it results in NBA title in the next three to four years.