On Wednesday night, Rudy Gobert made his NBA debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it went quite well. He contributed 23 points and 16 rebounds as Minnesota defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-108 in their season opening. Gobert must now get ready for his second game of the year against his former team, the Utah Jazz.
Gobert played his first nine seasons of professional basketball with the Jazz, where he also played a significant part in their recent resurgence. Gobert ended up in Minnesota as a result of Utah’s summer meltdown and decision to rebuild. Going up against the squad he was attempting to assist win games for only a few months ago, Gobert believes it will be strange. He will now have to play his old team.
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Gobert’s opinion is understandable given that he worked tirelessly to lead the Jazz to victory throughout his entire career before to this one. He will now be attempting to lead his new squad to success while competing against some of his former colleagues and coaches. One of the strangest aspects of changing teams in the NBA is this.
In the lead-up to the game, it might be a little strange for Gobert, but once the first tip is made, he will undoubtedly be focused on helping Minnesota win. Rudy Gobert is expected to have a great game against his former team if his Timberwolves debut is any indicator. It will be intriguing to see if he can maintain his good play in his second game of the season.
Before the first Jazz matchup, Rudy Gobert is frank about having a “strange” sensation. This article first appeared on ClutchPoints.