Utah Jazz is sending Center Rudigobert to Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverly, Walker Kessler, Jared Vanderbilt, Leandro Volmalo, and several first round picks.
Timberwolves sends Jazz the picks for the first round of 2023, 2025, and 2027, all of which are unprotected. Utah also receives the Top 5 2029 Protective Picks.
Gobert was named an All-Star in at least three seasons last season with an average of 15.6 points, 14.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. After being drafted into jazz in the first round of 2013, he spent his entire career playing jazz, appearing in 611 games (starting 519) with an average of 12.4 points and 11.7 rebounds.
The 7ft 1 Gobert is also a three-time defensive player of the year. Gobert, who turned 30 on Sunday, also led the NBA in rebounds this past season.
This move came after Gobert's relationship with starguard Donovan Mitchell continued to be harsh last season.
Beasley has been an important part of Minnesota's bench this past season, averaging 12.1 points and 2.9 rebounds, shooting 37.7% from the 3-point range. Beverly played 58 games (54 starts) in a lonely season with the Timberwolves, averaging 9.2 points, 4.6 assists and 4.1 rebounds.
Vanderbild solidified his role as a starter in the 2021-22 campaign and started 67 of the 74 games that appeared. He shot 58.7% from the field, averaging 6.9 points and 8.4 rebounds.
Kessler was selected for the 22nd overall pick of this year's draft after an average of 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.6 blocks for the past season in Auburn.
Forward Volmalo will also be sent to Jazz as part of a one-season contract with Minnesota. He played 35 games (2 starts), averaging 1.4 points.
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