Rudy Gobert officially joined the Minnesota Timberwolves and talked about the opportunity to play alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
The French big man said the time was right for him to leave the Utah Jazz and shared his excitement about joining forces with Towns.
“The window for winning is not always big. I think the organization felt like we had maybe past that window. I think they just felt like with the assets that they could get with me, it was better for them to go that way,” Rudy Gobert said, via Ryan Miller of KSL.com.
Rudy Gobert on why he thinks he was traded: "The window for winning is not always big. … I think the organization felt like we had maybe past that window. … I think they just felt like with the assets that they could get with me, it was better for them to go that way."
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“I couldn’t hope for a better situation, and it just happened. I’m really excited to be here. We’re gonna be very unique. I don’t think there’s gonna be another team that is gonna be able to bring to the table what we bring to the table.
My goal is really to make Karl a better player on both ends and make his life easier and allow him to be even better than he already is. I think his presence is going to do the same for me,” Rudy Gobert told media on Wednesday.
After landing the French center, the Timberwolves created their own Big Four in Gobert, Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell and have emerged as title contenders.
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