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Rudy Gobert throws shade at the Jazz with a major statement

Published May 5, 2024 at 4:41 PM
By: KEVIN BARREAU
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Kevin Barreau
May 5, 2024  (4:41 PM)
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are riding high after their Game 1 triumph over the Denver Nuggets, with the team's camaraderie playing a big role in their success. Veteran center Rudy Gobert emphasized the strong bonds within the squad, subtly throwing shade at his former Utah Jazz teammates in the process. "There's something special about this group, how we all genuinely root for each other," Gobert remarked after the Wolves extended their postseason win streak to 5-0 with a 106-99 victory on the road.

"I've never been part of a group that understands each other, that cares about each other and wants to see each other shine. In this league, it's not something that you find very often," Gobert said.

Gobert's new team boasts a lineup that combines star power and synergy. With Anthony Edwards leading the charge, Karl-Anthony Towns providing solid backup, and Gobert anchoring the defense, the Wolves not only clinched the No. 3 seed but also swept the Phoenix Suns in the first round and snatched home-court advantage from the defending champs in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Reflecting on his six consecutive postseason appearances with the Jazz, where internal strife often overshadowed team achievements, Gobert's current experience with the Timberwolves feels refreshingly different. While past Jazz squads stumbled in the second round, this Timberwolves team is eyeing a deeper run, hopeful that their unity can propel them past the Nuggets and further. But, as Gobert pointed out, overcoming Denver in the remaining games of the series will certainly be a daunting challenge.


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