Rudy Gobert has become one of the hottest commodities in the market right now, which isn’t surprising at all. The Utah Jazz star has already been linked to the Chicago Bulls, and now, the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly joining the party.
According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (via Evan Sidery of BasketballNews.com), the Timberwolves are now keeping tabs on Gobert and his situation in Utah. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year could be on the trade block, and Minnesota, along with Chicago, is keeping a close eye on developments:
The Timberwolves are showing interest in Rudy Gobert and Clint Capela to pair alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Timberwolves are showing interest in Rudy Gobert and Clint Capela to pair alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, per @KevinOConnorNBA.
— Evan Sidery (@esidery) June 22, 2022
Apart from Gobert, the Timberwolves are reportedly also interested in Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela, who himself is reportedly available as well. It is clear that Minnesota is looking to beef up its frontcourt.
Karl-Anthony Towns still remains to be the Timberwolves’ cornerstone big man. Pairing him with a guy like Gobert should instantly elevate Minnesota’s status in the Western Conference. The Jazz won’t let him go for cheap, though, so Minnesota must be willing to part ways with some major assets in order for this deal to come through. At the right price, however, this could be the type of deal that takes the Timberwolves to the next level.