Rudy Gobert has been playing some good basketball in the offseason as a member of the French team in the EuroBasket tournament.
And he’s been opining on the recent moves by the Utah Jazz, too.
Gobert, who the Jazz traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in July, was asked recently about the direction his former team took in trading not only him, but Donovan Mitchell as well.
His answer: We’ll see.
“That’s what Danny Ainge decided to do,” Gobert told the website Eurohoops. “Sometimes you always have to explore all different options. That’s what they did. Time will tell if it was good or not. I think he definitely did a great job in getting as many assets as possible.”
Gobert was also asked about his thoughts on the Mitchell trade, which netted the Jazz three unprotected first-round picks, two unprotected pick swaps, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen and 2022 first-round pick Ochai Agbaji.
“I think he has a bright future,” Gobert said. “He’s one of the best young players in his position. He’s going to keep getting better. I think it’s a great opportunity for him to just get to a new system, a new team and be able to show what he can do.”
Gobert has averaged 11.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and one block per game in the EuroBasket tournament so far. He’s had two double-doubles, and scored 15 points against Hungary.