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Winners, losers from the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves

Winners, losers from the Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves

This blockbuster trade does not fit neatly into the “winners and losers” paradigm we use to measure trades on this site. It is possible for the Timberwolves to have gotten better by landing three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and still to have overpaid for his services. It’s also fair to question how …

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Andy Larsen: The Rudy Gobert trade improves the future outlook of the Jazz overnight

Andy Larsen: The Rudy Gobert trade improves the future outlook of the Jazz overnight

Rudy Gobert has been the Jazz’s best player for the last six seasons. In fact, according to Basketball-Reference’s Win Shares metric, it would have been eight consecutive seasons, save for an injury that cost him a month in 2015-16. That’s a staggeringly long time in today’s NBA. The players who can have those statistics — …

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Utah Jazz were persuaded to move All-Star Rudy Gobert by the size of Minnesota's offer

Utah Jazz were persuaded to move All-Star Rudy Gobert by the size of Minnesota’s offer

The Minnesota Timberwolves had been interested in trading for Rudy Gobert for some weeks now, league sources tell The Athletic. They had come to the conclusion that they needed a true rim protector. They knew the Jazz were open to moving on from their All-Star center. They knew multiple teams were inquiring about him. They …

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Why fret about Wolves trading their future for Rudy Gobert? Let's start with Danny Ainge ...

Why fret about Wolves trading their future for Rudy Gobert? Let’s start with Danny Ainge …

The first reaction to Adrian Wojnarowski’s latest news release, that the Timberwolves are trading five players and four No. 1 draft choices to Utah for center Rudy Gobert, is that this franchise should be reluctant to do business with Danny Ainge. Way back in 2007, Ainge was running the Boston Celtics and trying to dig …

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The Jazz are reportedly not interested in trading Donovan Mitchell after trading Rudy Gobert. And that’s OK!

The Jazz are reportedly not interested in trading Donovan Mitchell after trading Rudy Gobert. And that’s OK!

The Utah Jazz set NBA Twitter on fire Friday afternoon by trading All-Star center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Once Rudy was gone, you could pretty much guess the reaction from most Knicks fans: “OMG THE JAZZ ARE BLOWING IT UP! TRADE FOR DONOVAN MITCHELL IMMEDIATELY, KNICKS, OR I WILL LIGHT MYSELF ON FIRE …

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NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

The 2022 NBA free agency period opened Thursday night, and things have gotten wild on the trade front. Rudy Gobert now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Durant asked out of Brooklyn. Once he goes, Kyrie Irving will likely follow him. The Celtics landed Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers. That’s just the start.  Let’s get …

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Latest NBA Offseason Buzz: What Would It Take for Chicago to Land Rudy Gobert?

Latest NBA Offseason Buzz: What Would It Take for Chicago to Land Rudy Gobert?

Alex Goodlett/Getty Images Was Quin Snyder’s exit from the Utah Jazz a precursor to an exit by one of their star players? The Jazz have been one of the more active teams during early offseason trade conversations in recent weeks, most notably featuring All-Star center and three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert. Utah …

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