After nine seasons under the colors of the Jazz, Rudy Gobert approaches his first with the Timberwolves with the ambition to build a team capable of playing the NBA title in the future.
Rudy Gobert is satisfied with his choice. Launched into the deep end of the NBA by the Utah Jazz in 2013 after being drafted a few months earlier by the Denver Nuggets, the French international pivot has decided to give new impetus to his career. Indeed, the former Choletais joined the Minnesota Timberwolves at the end of the European championship concluded with a defeat in the final against Spain. ” The timing was perfect for me to end up in Minnesota “said Rudy Gobert in an interview with theAFP ahead of Wolves’ first game on Thursday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. While he will now evolve alongside players such as Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell or Anthony Edwards, the native of Saint-Quentin ensures that his new formation is ambitious. ” The objective is to go as high as possible: to pass the first round of the play-offs, the second, the conference final and play for the title, he said. We have the talent to achieve this. »
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Gobert: “Building a team that plays for the title”
Nevertheless, after having aligned the disappointments with the Jazz, Rudy Gobert does not want to go too fast and admits that there is “a lot of work to be done”. “ You have to know how to build a team that plays for the titlethis is the hardest thing to accomplish in this league, added the pivot to the 87 selections with the France team. That’s what I was recruited for. And I’ll do my best to take her where I think she can go. Admitting that he will be the player “the most experienced, the oldest in the group”, Rudy Gobert arrives in a formation “which is young, which will increase in power and which can accomplish incredible things” with the desire to continue his progress, especially in terms of his attacking game. ” My objective on this plan is to cross a course, he added. I am someone who works a lot on trust. I have that of the coach, of my teammates, it can only help me to have more impact. It also implies that I am more aggressive. It starts with me first, with everything I can do to be more efficient, to make my team as dominant as possible. “The first games of the season will show the work that remains to be done in this area.