The Minnesota Timberwolves have a big problem on their hands.
It has to do with their big men, as it seemed like they couldn’t coexist on the court at times last season.
But Rudy Gobert is looking to evolve and take the next step in his game.
As shown in a clip shared by the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Twitter account, Gobert has been putting in a lot of work on his three-point shot.
Needless to say, that drew plenty of reactions on social media.
— Équipes de France de Basket (@FRABasketball) August 23, 2023
Very strange to see where he loads the shot from
— alberto maserati (@albertomaserati) August 23, 2023
— 映印泳 🖤👁🗨 (@Yerlin__) August 23, 2023
Truth be told, having him develop a three-point shoot could open up plenty of space for their offense.
On the flip side, there’s not much use for him in the perimeter, especially with Karl-Anthony Towns also there.
Gobert can’t guard in the perimeter; he’s been exposed way too many times in the playoffs already.
He’s one of the best rim protectors in the league, so having him lurking around the three-point line to try and get a shot up could be a disservice to his game.
He and Towns still need to prove that they can coexist on the court, but most analysts believe they’d be better with one or the other.
But if the Timberwolves finally decide to move on from Towns and make him available for trade, then this new-found ability could come in quite handy for them, especially if they manage to flip the former No. 1 pick for better role players around Gobert and Anthony Edwards.NEXT: Anthony Edwards Opens Up On Viral Dunk Against Germany