The Minnesota Timberwolves confirmed on Wednesday the arrival in their workforce of Rudy Gobert, who is leaving the Jazz after nine seasons.
Everything was tied up, all that was missing was the formalization. Last week, the journalist from the American channel ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski has announced the establishment of an XXL exchange between Jazz and the Timberwolves around Rudy Gobert. While the person has confirmed that he will leave the franchise based in Salt Lake City to join Minnesota. This time, it was the leaders of the Timberwolves who formally formalized the transaction which sees the French international interior put an end to nine seasons under the colors of Utahformation of which he wore the colors 611 times, including 519 as a holder.
A team he joined in 2013 after being initially drafted by the Denver Nuggets before being sent to the Jazz, who did not have to regret it. ” I was just a kid from France when I arrived here nine years ago, but I felt welcomed and supported from day one. “, recently confided Rudy Gobert via his official account Twitter.
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Exchange details confirmed
To obtain the signature of Rudy Gobert, the leaders of the Minnesota Timberwolves did not skimp on the counterparties. Indeed, the Jazz has recovered four players that are Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt and Leandro Bolmaro. Barely recruited through the Draft, Walter Kessler will also join Utah. The Salt Lake City-based franchise will also get a first-round draft pick in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029, plus a first-round pick trade in 2026.
Movements that confirm the strong will of Tim Connelly, who took over the helm of Wolves a short time ago, to strengthen his team with the profile of Rudy Gobert. Voted best defender in the NBA three times, the native of Saint-Quentin will form a pair with significant potential with Karl-Anthony Towns, who recently extended for five additional seasons. A change of scenery and team that the French international hopes will be fruitful, he who aims to win the title.