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Rudy Gobert, the star of the Utah Jazz, was traded in a blockbuster deal


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Utah Jazz trades three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Goberto 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.
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The Timberwolves are sending Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, 22nd pick Walker Kessler and four first-round picks to the Jazz, according to Wojnarowski.

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In addition to players, Utah will acquire unprotected picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027 and a protected top-five pick in 2029, sources said.

Gobert is widely considered the best rim protector in the league and will join Minnesota Star Shooter Karl-Anthony Towns.

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On Thursday, both players agreed to a supermax extension. Gobert signed a five-year deal worth $205 million that keeps him under contract through the 2024-25 season. While Towns agreed to a four-year, $224 million extension.

Associated Press contributed to this report.



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