Utah was the only NBA home Gobert ever knew and he was a vital part of the team’s success.
Cutting him loose, especially to such a promising team, was a major move that could greatly shake up the league.
People argued about which team did better in the trade deal that sent Gobert east.
Well, in a few months we will be able to see the two teams compete and get a better idea of which squad is superior.
Minnesota Timberwolves star Rudy Gobert will face the Utah Jazz for the first time on Oct. 21 in Minnesota and will return to Utah for the first time as an opponent on Dec. 9, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 16, 2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves will face off against the Utah Jazz for the first time on October 21 in Minnesota.
Then, less than two months later, Gobert will return to Utah for the first time since the trade as his Timberwolves battle it out with the Jazz in Salt Lake City on December 9.
These will be two tremendous games that every NBA fan will want to watch.
Minnesota Faces The Music
There are many who think the Timberwolves will be the better unit now that they have Gobert.
The trade weakens Utah’s frontcourt and obviously improves Minnesota’s.
However, a trade this enormous sometimes takes time to start working.
Gobert will need to learn to play with his new crew and that doesn’t always happen overnight.
So don’t be surprised if Minnesota doesn’t get off to an amazing start in October.
As for the Jazz, there is still much to be decided about the team, including its relationship with Donovan Mitchell.
The team once said it would never ship Mitchell away but once Gobert was sent packing anything seemed possible.
Now there is a chance that opening night for the Jazz will see them without both Gobert and Mitchell.