NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Rudy Gobert San Antonio Spurs Trade Deal in Preparation

The Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert is likely to play for the San Antonio Spurs in the upcoming season. The French international was signed by the Timberwolves to cover up for the shortcomings of their star Karl Anthony Towns but things didn’t go according to the plan. The Timberwolves have realized that they made a mistake, and now they would like to fix it.

The 31-year-old center played 70 games for the Timberwolves last season and averaged 13.4 points, 1.2 assists, and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 65.9 percent from the field. The Spurs have just acquired Victor Wembanyama by exploiting the lottery system, and this might be one of the best players to start building their roster with. Can they acquire him this offseason? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the San Antonio Spurs involving Rudy Gobert.

The Spurs are set to acquire Rudy Gobert this offseason

What would the Spurs offer for Rudy Gobert?

The Spurs are expected to offer Dough McDermott, Devonte’ Graham, Reggie Bullock, Zach Collins, and a 2025 first-round pick in exchange for the Timberwolves’ #27. Victor is a generational talent, and the Spurs would not like to miss out on the opportunity to be a strong contender by building their roster around him.

Most Rebounds per game in Utah Jazz History (minimum 200 games)

Rudy Gobert 11.7
Carlos Boozer 10.5
Karl Malone 10.2
Al Jefferson 9.5
Otto Moore 8.7
Rich Kelley 8.0
Mark Eaton 7.9

Walker Kessler averaged 8.4 last year, which would put him at #6…

— Jazz Lead (@JazzLead) September 4, 2023

Why would the Spurs like to sign Rudy Gobert?

The Spurs are confident that Rudy is a player who would thrive alongside Victor, and they are trying very hard to make this trade happen. The amount they are paying is much less than what the player is worth. If the duo clicks, the Spurs would believe that they have hit a jackpot.

“You mean to tell me this is the best you can get for Bradley Beal when Rudy Gobert just got 5 first-round picks?… This could arguably be the worst trade I’ve ever seen.”

Chandler Parsons says the Wizards got FLEECED by the Suns ????

(via @FanDuelTV)

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) June 19, 2023

Why would the Timberwolves trade-off Rudy Gobert?

The Timberwolves know that their plans have failed and now they are trying to rectify their mistakes. The first thing to do is to trade off either of Karl and Rudy. If they chose to hold onto Karl, Rudy would be a goner for sure. They are getting four players and a draft pick. Would that be enough?

How will the Timberwolves improve by trading off Rudy? Will the Spurs build, or are they going to tank again to exploit the lottery system? We’ll keep you updated.