The Utah Jazz have agreed to trade center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal that will pair him with fellow All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns. The Timberwolves will send four players, No. 22 pick Walker Kessler and four first-round picks to the Jazz. Utah will acquire unprotected picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a top-five-protected pick in 2029. Gobert, the 7-foot Frenchman, is one of the most decorated players in Jazz history, with three Defensive Player of the Year awards, three All-Star appearances, four All-NBA selections and six first-team All-Defensive selections. Gobert averaged 15.6 points, a league-leading 14.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in 2021-22.
Utah sends Gobert to Minnesota in blockbuster deal
Jul 4, 2022