The Minnesota Timberwolves are acquiring Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz for a package of five players and multiple future draft picks. The Jazz will acquire Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt and the draft rights to 2022 first-round pick Walker Kessler.
The Jazz will also acquire unprotected first-round picks in 2023, 2025 and 2027. In addition, Utah acquires a top-5 protected first-round pick in 2029 and the right to swap picks in 2026.
The Wolves had been rumored to be looking for a defensive-minded center to pair with Karl-Anthony Towns. The Wolves All-NBA big man inked a four-year $224 million extension as soon as he was able to this summer.
According to reports, Utah plans to use the draft capital and players acquired to rebuild their roster around Donovan Mitchell. The Jazz also acquired a first-round pick from the Brooklyn Nets for Royce O'Neale at the start of the offseason.