Before the market opens, big news for Rudy Gobert’s Wolves!


As the free agency market will open its doors soon, Wolves will be able to breathe a big sigh of relief. The franchise succeeded in close a first file, perhaps the most important of the summer. And Rudy Gobert is directly concerned.

Eliminated by the Nuggets in these last playoffs, the Wolves finally do not have to be ashamed of their performance. Rudy Gobert did the best job possible on a burning Nikola Jokic, while Denver finally managed to reclaim that title a few weeks later. Next year, Minnesota hopes to be able to experience a similar scenario.

Big file finished at Wolves

For now, we can say that there is work for this organization. Gobert will have to find his marks with Karl-Anthony Towns, just like Anthony Edwards. The fans hope for their part that the front office will succeed in recruiting… and this is the case. At least somehow. Strongly tipped for a departure, we have just learned that Naz Reid has extended his contract.

Wolves pivot Naz Reid has agreed to a new 3-year contract for 42 million, and a player option. Reid had his best season with 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.

Statistically speaking, Reid was one of the best pivots this season given his role. Official back-up of Rudy Gobert, he even took the place of the Frenchman in certain matches and depending on the opponent. We imagine that the French will therefore be happy, even if with such a contract, the person concerned will want some playing time.

The most surprising finally is that Minnesota is taking a different direction from the rest of the league. Just look at this statistic to understand better.

The Timberwolves pay their pivotal trio of Rudy, KAT and Naz against $443 million.

The Timberwolves trust their pivots, maybe a little too much for some. Is this really the right tactic? The leaders are convinced in any case, to the point of retaining Naz Reid with a nice salary in turn. Minnesota will be under pressure again next year.


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