A new chapter therefore opens for Rudy Gobert. While the French pivot had only known Jazz so far in the NBA, he has just been traded. Head to the Timberwolves. From now on, Gobert will thus evolve within the Minnesota franchise where he will notably evolve alongside D’Angelo Russell. The latter is also impatient to rub shoulders with his new teammate.
In recent months, there has been more and more talk of a possible trade for Rudy Gobert. It was now 9 seasons that the French played on the side of the Jazz. With the Salt Lake City franchise, he has also established himself as one of the best defenders in the NBA, but today he dreamed of more and in particular the title of NBA champion. For that, it was necessary to change franchise and it is what has just been done. Indeed, from next season, Rudy Gobert with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A new chapter for the Frenchman who is eager to start in his new colors. And so are his new teammates in the Minneapolis-based franchise.
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” It’s very exciting “
While fans are eager to see the pairing between Rudy Gobert and Karl Anthony Towns in the racket, D’Angelo Russellleader of the timber wolves, also expressed his joy following this trade of the French pivot. For The Athletic and reported by BasketballUSAhe said: I can’t wait for this new band, for this new chapter. What we have is very exciting and I can’t wait to experience this process. I have never been so for a team. On paper, I have never evolved in such a formation, so strong. We know what Karl-Anthony Towns brings offensively, we know that he dominates in this area. Rudy is the same, but on defense. This balance alone does wonders for our team. Gobert destroys everything. He requires a lot of attention because, on his own, he controls matches defensively. It will bring so much “.
“Everything will become natural”
” If I get a shooter and a player who goes to the circle, then I can make life easy for those around me. At first Rudy will probably be a little off, but once he understands what we’re doing, we’re successful, everything will fall into place and everything will become natural. “, also explained D’Angelo Russell on this arrival of Rudy Gobert at the timber wolves.
“The title is the goal”
Regarding its association with Karl Anthony Towns and his ambitions within his new franchise, Rudy Gobert was able to explain to him: The title is the goal. That’s what this exchange suggests. KAT still has room for improvement, it will gain in maturity. We are going to make this team better, KAT better. We want to get there fast. The objective is not only to play the play-offs, it is to be a candidate for the trophy. I don’t go there to take the temperature “. See you now in a few weeks for the resumption of the NBA to see what this new adventure of Rudy Gobert.