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Rudy Gobert trade to Timberwolves

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At a time when many NBA teams seemed disinclined to play traditional big men, the Wolves will try playing a pair: Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns.

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Towns locked in with his contract extension one day, then got his freedom the next.

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Which is to say, this trade frees him up from the heavy lifting of defending and scoring in the paint.

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Teams such those in Minnesota – cold weather, not glamorous – traditionally are limited in their avenues for improvement.

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This trade means they’ll be relying mostly on one for the foreseeable future.

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before this deal occurred, something was afoot with Utah based on its trade of starter Royce O’Neale to Brooklyn for a 2023 pick.

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 the Wolves clearly think this is the next step in their timeline.

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Boston Celtics Made A Blockbuster Trade