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The Utah Jazz are trading three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz warms up before Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 28, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
The Timberwolves are sending Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, No. 22 pick Walker Kessler and four first-round picks to the Jazz, according to Wojnarowski.
In addition to the players, Utah will acquire unprotected picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a top-five-protected pick in 2029, sources said.
Gobert is widely considered the league’s best rim protector and will join Minnesota’s star shooter Karl-Anthony Towns.
On Thursday, both players agreed to a supermax extension. Gobert signed a five-year contract worth $205 million that keeps him under contract until the 2024-25 season. While Towns’ agreed to a four-year, $224 million extension.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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