New Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert has a pretty good idea why the Utah Jazz opted to break his partnership with Donovan Mitchell and trade him.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday after he was officially introduced as a member of the Timberwolves, Gobert shared his belief that the Jazz decided to move him because they thought their championship window with him and Mitchell has closed.

The Frenchman also noted that the Timberwolves' offer was too hard to pass up.

“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,” Gobert said of the trade, per Ryan Miller of

Rudy Gobert certainly couldn't have said it any better. Aside from the fact that the Timberwolves really gave up a lot to get him, the truth is his partnership with Donovan Mitchell has hit a dead-end. The Jazz have made it to the postseason for five straight years with the duo leading the way, but they never made it past the second round in all those attempts.

Hopefully for Gobert, things will change as he moves to Minnesota and gets a fresh start. There are high expectations as he pairs up with Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards, and the three-time Defensive Player of the Year is well aware of what the team and the fanbase want from him.