Something that shouldn’t have happened on the court. The possibility of self-discipline being imposed on Rudy Gobaer (Minnesota) for punching his teammate increased.
An unbelievable thing happened during the 2022-2023 regular league match between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans held at the Minneapolis Target Center on the 10th (Korean time). 4 minutes and 23 seconds before the end of the second quarter, Gobert and Kyle Anderson had an argument during the operation time. Unable to contain his anger, the late Bear swung his fist into Anderson’s face.
Teammates intervened and it didn’t escalate into a bigger fight, but Minnesota sent Gobert home after the situation was sorted out. They won 113-108 and entered the play-in tournament as the 8th seed, but it was a victory that left a bitter aftertaste for Minnesota.
According to reports from local media such as ‘ESPN’ and ‘The Athletic’, Gobert and Anderson were known to have had disagreements about how to solve the game before the match. The battle of words continued in the locker room at halftime. Anderson also reacted furiously, saying, “I will knock you down.” Thanks to veteran Mike Conley calming them down, there were no more physical clashes.
“I shouldn’t have reacted that way no matter what I heard,” Gobert said on social media. I want to apologize to the fans and the team, especially Anderson, whom I truly love and respect as a teammate.”
The water spilled. Minnesota president Tim Connelly said: “We cannot tolerate Gobert’s actions. Internally, we are discussing the level of punishment.” ‘ESPN’ also reported that “Minnesota may exclude Gobert from the play-in tournament matchup with the LA Lakers.” 토스카지노
Minnesota will play the 7th-8th place play-in tournament against the Lakers on the 12th. If they win, they face the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs, and if they lose, they aim for the eighth seed against the New Orleans-Oklahoma City Thunder play-in tournament winner.
Minnesota made a big deal to get Go Bear in the offseason, but the synergies were below expectations. Compared to shouting ‘winnow’ while handing over numerous nominations, the play-in tournament is a poor performance. Even then, it was unclear whether Go Bear would participate or not, and Jaden McDaniel, who could not hold back his anger, suffered a fracture in his right hand while punching the wall. The outlook for Minnesota is bleak.