Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ probabilities of beating the Los Angeles Lakers of their play-in matchup on Tuesday simply obtained bleaker. After punching teammate Kyle Anderson throughout the Wolves’ common season finale on Sunday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski experiences that Minnesota has suspended Rudy Gobert for one recreation making him unavailable for Tuesday night time’s matchup.
Although Gobert will miss Tuesday’s recreation, Wojnarowski experiences that if the Timberwolves lose to the Lakers he might be accessible to play in opposition to the winner of the Pelicans-Thunder matchup. Despite it solely being a one-game suspension, it is nonetheless a big blow for the Timberwolves, who may even be with out defensive stalwart Jaden McDaniels after he fractured his hand punching a wall at halftime of their common season finale.
The Gobert-Anderson incident passed off throughout a timeout within the second quarter of their 113-108 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Minnesota head coach Chris Finch tried to deal with the crew throughout the timeout, and Anderson and Gobert obtained concerned in a heated dialogue that centered on protection and rebounding. After Anderson informed Gobert “shut the f— up b—-,” the three-time Defensive Player of the Year threw a punch at Anderson’s chest, although it didn’t land with a lot drive.
The two had been rapidly separated, and whereas Anderson completed out the sport, Gobert was despatched house by the crew. Wolves guard Mike Conley mentioned that Gobert apologized to the crew through textual content message, and mentioned that “We’ll discuss it and transfer on.”
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