Minnesota Timberwolves middle Rudy Gobert missed Tuesday’s play-in sport after he threw a punch at teammate Kyle Anderson throughout a heated argument.
The incident occurred within the huddle throughout a timeout within the second quarter of Minnesota’s ultimate regular-season sport.
The Timberwolves suspended Gobert for the sport in opposition to the Lakers as punishment, and Minnesota misplaced 108-102 in time beyond regulation to Los Angeles.
Chatting with reporters Thursday for the primary time because the incident, Gobert stated he most likely wouldn’t have been wholesome sufficient to play the Lakers anyway.
He’s aiming to return Friday when the Wolves host Oklahoma Metropolis for his or her final probability to make the playoffs, however there’s no assure he’ll play.
“Nonetheless fairly sore. Nonetheless not transferring like I would love to have the ability to transfer however small progress on daily basis,” stated Gobert, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Gobert rejoined his teammates Thursday because the Timberwolves proceed to arrange for Friday’s play-in sport in opposition to Oklahoma Metropolis.
As of Thursday, the large man is listed as uncertain for Friday’s sport.
Just a few days after the incident, ESPN reported the Timberwolves have been considerably understanding of Gobert’s response as a consequence of Anderson’s comments in regards to the middle.
In keeping with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Anderson known as Gobert a “b—-” on an evening he was enjoying with an harm.