The Minnesota Timberwolves are in a better position than they were a couple of months ago.
During the summer, the team was part of a monster, blockbuster deal that brought them Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz.
Gobert, one of the greatest big men in the NBA, was supposed to seriously shake up the team and give them a better chance at winning it all.
It didn’t work out that way – at least not right away.
But over the last seven games, Gobert has been heating up.
As noted by ProCity Hoops, Gobert has averaged 16.3 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game.
Rudy Gobert in the 7 games he’s played since reuniting with Mike Conley.
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He has been shooting an astonishing 66.7% from the field and the team has had a 4-3 win-loss record during this time.
And all of this has come since reuniting with teammate Mike Conley.
The two played together back with the Utah Jazz but Conley recently came over to the Timberwolves right after the trade deadline in February.
That seemed to spark some sort of fire inside Gobert, who feels comfortable working alongside the 15-year veteran guard.
During their latest game, Gobert notched a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Gobert is looking like the superstar the Timberwolves were expecting when they moved a great deal to add him.
The addition of Conley surely helps the star big man feel more himself and gives him a relationship that he has grown to trust.
That is great to see but can Minnesota bounce back after a lackluster start to the year?
They are the sixth-best team in the West right now, behind the Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, and others.
Gobert is obviously playing great lately but they have a lot of ground to make up.NEXT: Anthony Edwards Wants To Be Challenged By The Best