Triple All Star and triple top defenseman, Rudy Gobert arrives in Minnesota with a reputation that is second to none. The tricolor pivot comes to Wolves to bring his immense defensive influence, but not only…
According to Chris Finch, who was passing as a commentator During Minny’s game in Vegas tonight, Gobert will also be used to weigh in on offense. Advantage than in Utah until then a priori.
A first, obvious point of Gobert’s arrival at Wolves is that he will require additional attention alongside the three already proven threats from Minnesota: Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell ( in this order). Especially since the latter is already very enthusiastic.
“The attacking aspect of his arrival is the power of attraction he has over the opposing defence. When it opens towards the circle, it distorts the opposing defensive curtain. This acquisition is also believed to pair very well with the game of D’Angelo Russell who is very good at delivering the pass inside near the circle, is good at playing inside himself and likes let the systems run to completion. His little mid-range shot is his favorite. This component may take on a bit more importance in our game as well. »
Intrigued by the possible complementarity of Russell and Gobert on the one hand, Coach Finch is equally intrigued by the “inner-inner” relationship between Towns and Gobert. It must be said that with KAT’s natural propensity to move away from the circle to sanction 3 points, or even to dribble towards the circle, Gobert should benefit from some interesting spaces under the circle.
“I also see a lot of play between the two greats with KAT, who would be creating and Rudy in the “dunker spot” (note: near the circle for dunking). But we also want to use Rudy as a follower of the ball carrier, to move the defense from side to side and screen the fur and measure the actions. It’s up to us to make sure that when he rolls to the circle and is unmarked, he gets the ball close to the circle. Our guys are doing a pretty good job of sharing the ball so I’m not too worried. »
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