The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Rudy Gobert for a huge price. They gave a total of 4 first-round draft picks, unprotected, to acquire Gobert.
The Wolves wanted to utilize Gobert as an elite rim protector alongside Karl-Anthony Towns. But seems like it didn’t work out for the Wolves. As a result, could they move Rudy to the San Antonio Spurs?
The Wolves paid a huge price for Gobert’s acquisition
San Antonio Spurs to Land Rudy Gobert – The Trade Proposal
The Minnesota Timberwolves will receive the forward Doug McDermott, the guard Devonte’ Graham, and the forward Cedi Osman.
The San Antonio Spurs will receive the center Rudy Gobert in exchange.
The Spurs are already on the right path for the title run. They were lucky to grab the overall no. 1 pick in the league. But why do they want to acquire Gobert from the Wolves?
Why Do the San Antonio Spurs Want to Trade for Rudy Gobert?
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The San Antonio Spurs are trading for the best rim protectors in the league. They could pair Gobert with their superstar, Victor Wembanyama.
While Gobert will work as an elite rim protector, he can assist Wembanayam in roaming around the court and help him as a weak-side shot blocker.
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With this deal, the Spurs will be a serious title contender for the upcoming NBA Season. But could the Wolves trade off their big man?
Why Do the Wolves Want to Trade Rudy Gobert?
The Minnesota Timberwolves want to run for the title. They have been very lucky, getting the first overall draft pick 2 times in the league. First, they drafted Karl-Anthony Towns and then Anthony Edwards.
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The Wolves are already serious title contenders, and by moving Gobert, they could utilize Jaden McDaniels as their primary defensive anchor while they can place Towns at no. 5, which eliminated the need for Rudy Gobert on the roster.
With this deal, the Wolves would add great depth to their roster, increasing their chances of winning the upcoming championship.