The Minnesota Timberwolves broke the market to land Rudy Gobert.
They gave up a plethora of assets to wrap their hands around the perennial DPOY candidate, with some around the league thinking they vastly overpaid for him.
Gobert’s tenure in the Twin Cities didn’t get off to a great start.
His fit next to Karl-Anthony Towns was rather questionable, and the team struggled to find its groove early in the campaign.
The Timberwolves were inconsistent for the better part of the season.
They either looked like a dark horse to win it all or like a bottom-feeding team looking for a top-5 spot in the NBA Draft Lottery; no in-between.
So, tensions were at an all-time high when the Timberwolves craved a win in the regular-season finale to secure a better spot in the play-in tournament, and that led to a heated exchange between Gobert and Kyle Anderson.
The Frenchman eventually threw a punch at his teammate, which is why the Timberwolves sent him home early.
Needless to say, Gobert’s actions once again led to widespread criticism, with Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green making sure to chime in.
Green tweeted, “Insecurity is always loud,” which is the very same thing Gobert tweeted when Green punched teammate Jordan Poole in practice before the start of the season.
Rudy Gobert tweeted this after Draymond Green's altercation with Jordan Poole.
Today, Draymond responded after Gobert's altercation 👀 pic.twitter.com/AOLILn4L7o
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 9, 2023
Green always keeps his receipts, and Gobert is far from a favorite among his peers, colleagues, and even some fans.
Gobert apologized for his actions on social media, but this isn’t the first time that he’s been involved in a feud with a teammate, so the Timberwolves will need to assess this situation in the offseason.NEXT: NBA Fans React To News Of New J.R. Smith Documentary