Social Media Reacts To News That Rudy Gobert Has Been Traded
SALT LAKE CITY – Danny Ainge’s offseason plan for the Utah Jazz began to take shape after news broke that Rudy Gobert has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal on Tuesday, July 1.
The Timberwolves are landing Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/c0CnWWa2cZ
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
According to reports, the Jazz are receiving a combination of four players, four first-round picks in the NBA draft and a pick swap.
Reactions to the trade came almost immediately across social media.
Wow, four basically unprotected first rounders, plus last week's first rounder.
That's a pretty significantly haul, plus players that can be retraded for more assets.
That's insane, but a testament to how good Gobert is. https://t.co/69K7kh1Esj
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) July 1, 2022
I love and respect all Rudy Gobert has done for the Jazz, but I have full confidence in the decision makers of the franchise (Not that they need it from me). Future looks bright. Take Note baby!
— Fesi Sitake (@fsitake) July 1, 2022
Jazz To Trade Rudy Gobert To Timberwolves https://t.co/TEBimGaJED pic.twitter.com/uVLQ3gyjqV
— Hoops Rumors (@HoopsRumors) July 1, 2022
Jazz fans are going to really miss Rudy Gobert. I am going to miss him a lot. He’s a top-five all-time member of the Jazz in my book. #TakeNote
— Jake Hatch (Yawk) Slava Ukraini (@JacobCHatch) July 1, 2022
Thanks for all the great years, Rudy pic.twitter.com/lsfQY3Il9Y
— Scott Garrard (@ScottyGZone) July 1, 2022
After competing against each other for All-NBA honors, Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns will play next to each other in the Twin (Tower) Cities. https://t.co/yXtSUIXjBo
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2022
Karl-Anthony Towns x Rudy Gobert front court. 🔥
Love it. pic.twitter.com/PZVoI3mcBy
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) July 1, 2022
The full deal. UTAH GOT A HAUL.
‘23, ‘25, ‘27 unprotected firsts
‘26 first swap
‘29 top-5 protected first
— ProCity Hoops (@ProCityHoops) July 1, 2022
There aren't enough emoji eyeballs for what the Utah Jazz just hauled in from Minnesota. https://t.co/0KRd4osZ8u
— Lloyd Cole (@LloydColezone) July 1, 2022
I am sad to see Rudy Gobert go. A master of the dying art of rim protection and a guy who clearly cared a whole lot
— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) July 1, 2022
Rudy Gobert is headed to Minnesota in a trade.
3 centers in NBA history have signed $200M contracts. The Timberwolves now have 2 of them (Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns). pic.twitter.com/Ab6WUCnnZf
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 1, 2022
I've truly respected Rudy Gobert's drive and desire to be great.
From the tears he shed over not being an ALL-Star to building himself into a 3 time DPOY, I've respected the hell out of the guy.
I'll miss Rudy's game.
I wish him all the luck in the world. He did things right!
— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) July 1, 2022
Since the 2016-17 season, Rudy Gobert ranks across the league:
1st in Defensive Win Shares (29.3)
1st in Blocks (992)
2nd in Rebounds (5521)
3rd in True Shooting % (.689)
4th in Effective FG% (.673)@Timberwolves | #NBA pic.twitter.com/6ZLnVAMAMR
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) July 1, 2022
Timberwolves are sending Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Walker Kessler, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro and four first-round picks to the Jazz for Rudy Gobert, per @wojespn https://t.co/L5lcmVQQma
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 1, 2022
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