Rudy Gobert on what went wrong with Jazz: Their will to win was different, their culture... I feel something changed

Rudy Gobert on what went wrong with Jazz: Their will to win was different, their culture... I feel something changed

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Rudy Gobert on what went wrong with Jazz: Their will to win was different, their culture... I feel something changed

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Christopher Hine: Rudy Gobert on what he noticed different with the Timberwolves last season, and why he felt this could be a good fit for him: “Their will to win was different, their culture and the way they were approaching the games, I felt like something had changed.”
Source: Twitter @ChristopherHine

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
finally having a chance to read this tick-tock on the Gobert trade ($). John Krawczynski is one of the best in the business. theathletic.com/3396336/2022/0…8:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch today said the Wolves had 5 lob passes for dunks last season — 3 of which came on fast breaks — and that Rudy Gobert finished 87 lob passes on his own last season.
Rudy Gobert joked that they’re going to have to work on that in practice. – 7:48 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota, after 9 seasons with Utah
apnews.com/article/minnes…7:05 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Rudy Gobert on what he noticed different with the Timberwolves last season, and why he felt this could be a good fit for him:
“Their will to win was different, their culture and the way they were approaching the games, I felt like something had changed.” – 6:37 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Rudy Gobert explains why he thinks the Jazz traded him away ksl.com/article/504356…6:16 PM
Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP
Fun afternoon here at Target Center. Gleaned post news conference: It was a total of 4 teams, 3 and the Wolves, who had serious trade interest in Gobert. Also: Wolves will announce an updated summer roster tomorrow, replacing Bolmaro and Kessler. #Timberwolves #RaisedByWolves pic.twitter.com/r90mJb2mul6:03 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Gobert also said that he hopes the Jazz are able to get back to where they were and that he loves it in Utah, thought he would spend all of his career here. But he’s happy that he gets to have a chance to see what works somewhere else. – 5:26 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Rudy Gobert: “I’m the type of guy that was thinking that it would be cool to spend my whole career in the same place, but also always wondered how cool it would be to get to a new place and in a new system and a new environment.” – 5:26 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on adding Rudy Gobert to the Timberwolves: “We don’t feel it’s an awkward fit at all.” – 5:25 PM
Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Rudy Gobert on why he thinks he was traded: “The window for winning is not always big. … I think the organization felt like we had maybe past that window. … I think they just felt like with the assets that they could get with me, it was better for them to go that way.” – 5:24 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Rudy Gobert says he thinks the Jazz organization felt their window to win had closed. As such, he’s in Minnesota today. – 5:23 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on making the Rudy Gobert fit thrive: “We’ll need to build a system that is flexible enough” – 5:20 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Gobert: The goal is to win a championship. That’s what I came here to do. – 5:14 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The @Utah Jazz summer league roster would get a lot more interesting if newly acquired Leandro Bolmaro and rookie Walker Kessler wind up playing in Vegas.
Both were supposed to play for Minnesota’s summer league roster prior to the Rudy Gobert trade. – 5:09 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert: This is “probably the most exciting situation in terms of basketball for me”. – 5:07 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on the Rudy Gobert acquisition: “Perfect fit at the perfect time for our organization.” – 5:05 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Tim Connelly speaking glowingly about Rudy Gobert being someone you “know what you’re going get” from — both on the floor and as a person. – 5:04 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
NBA All-Stars are on the move already this offseason. My latest around-the-league notes go deep on Jalen Brunson and more layers surrounding Brunson’s move to New York and the hopes he can join Rudy Gobert and Dejounte Murray among the league’s elite: marcstein.substack.com/p/more-nba-fre…2:41 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
What Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith said about Rudy Gobert after trade became official https://t.co/Ao9MkEVNud pic.twitter.com/4GnPiLhSMv2:33 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The 10 highest volume pick and roll roll men, ranked by points per possession generated in that action last season (per Synergy)
Gobert: 1.320 PPP
Ayton: 1.249
Embiid: 1.241
Towns: 1.201
Nurkic: 1.187
Poeltl: 1.157
Valanciunas: 1.096
Jokic: 1.067
Carter Jr.: 1.062
Vucevic: 0.942 – 2:27 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz also make the Rudy Gobert trade official. Owner Ryan Smith’s statement on the 3x DPOY: pic.twitter.com/GHIimD3UDT1:45 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan
Ryan Smith on Rudy Gobert: “Rudy will forever be considered one of the most significant players to wear a Jazz uniform.” pic.twitter.com/2OGIjqbPW21:35 PM

Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
The Jazz just announced the Gobert trade. Quote from Ryan Smith pic.twitter.com/Z3T9IthSFQ1:35 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Jazz owner Ryan Smith on Rudy Gobert: “Once a Jazzman, always a Jazzman.” pic.twitter.com/KbxENSS8Ge1:33 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Timberwolves get:
– C Rudy Gobert
Jazz get:
– 5 players (Beverley, Beasley, Bolmaro, Vanderbilt, Kessler)
– 5 picks (1st round picks in ’23, ’25, ’27, ’29, pick swap in ’26)
That’s basically ten players 🤯 – 1:27 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Minnesota has officially acquired Rudy Gobert from Utah in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, the draft rights to Walker Kessler, a 2026 first-round pick swap and first-round picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029. pic.twitter.com/rer4S54cxz1:23 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
It’s official: Rudy Gobert is the newest Timberwolve!
He’s ready to team up with Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards in Minnesota.
Big things are coming up for the Wolves! #RaisedbyWolves #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/9jt8OrtYbq1:23 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Kevin Durant should consider New Orleans, how Rudy Gobert fits in Minnesota, Chet Holmgren’s big Thunder debut, and more on @ringer: theringer.com/nba/2022/7/6/2…12:53 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
I suspect the @Utah Jazz were willing to see if the Gobert trade could be expanded to include other teams in the hopes that an additional asset could be sent their way.
But you also can’t put it off forever, so it will be completed in the next hour. – 12:51 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Amendment: Jazz PR will be officially announcing the Rudy Gobert to the Wolves deal within an hour. And that’s it. It is NOT expanding to include other teams. – 12:48 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz will make the Gobert trade official today. – 12:45 PM
Henry Abbott @TrueHoop
Everybody knows the T-Wolves paid too steep a price for Rudy Gobert.
But @David Thorpe goes into the particulars of Chris Finch’s new options on offense and defense, and … Minnesota will be good. Maybe very good. truehoop.com/p/the-timberwo…10:25 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Folks, got a good pod coming here momentarily on Summer Chet and some more offseason stuff with @AndrewKSchlecht. A deeper dive into the Gobert deal. Also thoughts on why Kyrie to LA still makes sense to me.
Up at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT to watch at this link: https://t.co/z3WHm1DVRQ pic.twitter.com/DgvaZnLamk9:52 AM

Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
New story @BR_NBA tomorrow before the moratorium concludes at noon ET.
Then, excited to be joined by @Andy Larsen on @getcallin to talk Rudy Gobert trade, its impact on the Kevin Durant market, Utah’s future, plus we’ll take your questions:
callin.com/link/kNKbcSmnML9:20 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Was the Timberwolves’ trade for Rudy Gobert a big bet on Anthony Edwards? #TheMismatch pic.twitter.com/uwU2IdDKJn8:31 PM

More on this storyline

Dane Moore: Chris Finch on staying big in the playoffs, playing Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns together: “Certainly teams tend to go small in the playoffs, but we’re not. We’re not doing that. We’re going to have to figure out a way that all these things work.” -via Twitter @DaneMooreNBA / July 6, 2022
Dane Moore: Tim Connelly said Rudy Gobert had “no shortage of suitors” and that the Wolves had a “pretty good sense of the market” it would take to land him. But Connelly also said Utah was “maybe the biggest competitor” — because “this was not a fire-sale” for the Jazz. -via Twitter @DaneMooreNBA / July 6, 2022

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