This weekend the Minnesota Timberwolves had arguably the worst final day to an NBA regular season in league history.
Not only did the team lose defensive stalwart Jaden McDaniels for the rest of the year after he punched a wall in frustration, but one of their biggest stars also attacked a teammate.
Rudy Gobert, who the Wolves traded away a ton in draft capital and players for, got into a heated second quarter argument with teammate Kyle Anderson. Words were exchanged, culminating in the former taking a swing at the latter.
The pair was broken up before anything serious could occur.
Gobert was ultimately sent home by the team for his actions.
Late Sunday, audio emerged of Anderson in the locker room reacting to Gobert’s attack on him.
“Y’all kiss his a*s way too much,” he could be heard saying.
“Want to tell me to focus? The f**k is wrong with y’all. Y’all got a decision to make this summer.”
Not long after the incident, Gobert took to social media to apologize for his actions.
“Emotions got the best of me today. I should not have reacted the way I did regardless of what was said,” he tweeted.
“I wanna apologize to the fans, the organization and particularly to Kyle, who is someone that I truly love and respect as a teammate.”
Gobert has a history of teammates despising him, and it has followed him to the Timberwolves. Anderson isn’t the only member of the squad who has clearly not enjoyed playing alongside Gobert.
It will be interesting to see where Minnesota goes from here.
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The front office gave up a lot for Gobert and that’s not going to be easily rectified.
That said, between his underwhelming and inconsistent play on the year and now this incident – something’s got to give.
How will the Wolves ultimately handle Gobert from here? Time will tell.
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