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While Rudy Gobert was recently transferred to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Frenchman saw the leader of his new franchise D’Angelo Russell praise his defensive qualities.

Now 30, Rudy Gobert is preparing to write a new chapter in his career. In Utah since 2013, the Frenchman has indeed been transferred in recent days to Minnesota, a franchise he will join after Euro 2022. Pending the arrival of the pivot All Star, the Timberwolves dream big again and in particular of this association between the native of Saint-Quentin and Karl-Anthony Towns, the local star. If the Summer League animates the recent news of the NBA, D’Angelo Russell took stock of the 2022-23 season which promises to be exciting for the residents of the Target Center. By his quality of pass, the leader hopes to be able to fully exploit what “Gobzilla” can bring on a floor. “I can’t wait for this new group, for this new chapter. What we have is very exciting and I can’t wait to experience this process. I have never been so much for a team, ”said the latter in particular.

“Gobert will bring so much”

On paper, I have never evolved in such a formation, so strong. We know what Karl-Anthony Towns brings offensively, we know that he dominates in this area. Rudy is the same, but on defense. This balance alone does wonders for our team. Gobert destroys everything. He requires a lot of attention because, on his own, he controls matches defensively. He will bring so much. If I am given a shooter and a player who goes to the circle, then I can make life easy for those around me, also confided Russell, with The Athletic. At first, Rudy will probably be a little out of step, but once he understands what we’re doing, that we’re successful, everything will fall into place and everything will become natural. “Between him to lead the game, the nugget Anthony Edwards, “KAT” and Gobert, the Wolves will have the fangs and will try to get out of their den.

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