NBA Draft

Why Rudy Gobert is a worthwhile risk for Minnesota


The newly hired Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly pulled off the most-talked-about trade of the offseason; acquiring star big man Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz.

Sending 7 draft picks for a 30-year-old center, who has won three Defensive Player of the Year awards, may seem ridiculous on the surface. But, believe it or not, there’s a real scenario where this gamble pays off:

This past season, Rudy Gobert averaged 15.6 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game, while shooting 71.3% from the field.

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