Draymond Green trolls Rudy Gobert: Insecurity is always loud


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Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime, as the 20 postseason teams are set. The Gobert and McDaniels punches, who should and shouldn’t have manipulated, the Mavs investigation, MIA/ATL outlook, and more. Join @DanFeldmanNBA and me duncdon.supportingcast.fm12:10 AM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast w/ @ryenarussillo
—Crazy Gobert Game 2.0
—Dallas’s tank: smart or pathetic?
—Hey Luka… WTF?
—A LeBron/AD convo
—LAC lands Phx… whoops!
—Sac lands GSW… yikes!
—Play-in matchups/breakdowns
—Our awards picks for DPOY, All-NBA and M-V-P. AM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Is there a more forgettable NBA star than Rudy Gobert?
He’s probably making the HOF by virtue of being a 3x Defensive Player of the Year and yet he’s largely just ‘meh’ with now two WTF moments in NBA history. – 10:36 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
The latest with Rudy Gobert shows how much things have changed for the Jazz… PM

Ranking the most ridiculous NBA season finale moments: Gobert’s punch, McDaniels’ broken hand, LeBron’s crown…9:55 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
“That travel starts to add up.”
Asked Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Steph Curry about starting the playoffs in Sacramento compared to further places in the past. They’re happy to see a bus, or maybe a boat in Klay’s case…9:55 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
For the Wolves, especially after the Rudy trade and today’s chaos,if they don’t at least win a round, which seems unlikely, the first year of the Gobert era will be an abject failure – 9:33 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Playing Anthony Davis and LeBron James in the play-in makes suspending Rudy Gobert a much harder decision. – 9:30 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
– No King scored more than 26 but 5 scored in double figures. 3 scored 20+.
– Sabonis dominated with 26 pts, 22 rebs & 8 asts
– Fox 22 pts, 8 asts & 3 stls
– Keegan Murray: 21 pts on 5/9 3pt shooting.
– Steph & Wiggins combined for 53 pts.
– Poole 18. Klay 17. Dray 6pts, 11 asts. – 9:24 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
When the Sacramento Kings & Golden State Warriors played FOR REAL inside the Golden 1 Center this season, the Kings won 122-115. Some notes from that game:
– The Kings came back from 15 down after a 39-26 Warriors 1st quarter.
– Steph, Klay, Wiggins, Draymond & Poole all played. – 9:24 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Mavericks send Davis Bertans, Dwight Powell, Josh Green, and a first round pick to the Timberwolves for Rudy Gobert.
Just going to leave this here. – 9:04 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Imagine thinking, as either Gobert or an agent, “if I just let them know my back was hurt and I was playing through a bit of pain I’m going to look so much better here.” Lmao. Truly the saddest leak ever. – 9:02 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Gobert hurt his back in a victory over Spurs on Saturday, and nearly didn’t play today. He was sore, believed he was fighting through the discomfort and referred to those limitations with his back when arguing with Anderson, sources told ESPN’s @ZachLowe_NBA on Sunday night. – 8:59 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Full ESPN story on Minnesota’s chaotic final day of the regular season, including McDaniel’s season-ending injury, Gobert’s punch and the Timberwolves weighing his possible suspension vs. Lakers in Play-In: PM
The Vertical @Balldontlie
Rudy Gobert responds to sideline altercation with Kyle Anderson ⬇
(via ESPN) PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
On one hand, the Timberwolves obviously want to win a championship. On the other hand, the longer the playoff run, the longer everyone has to be around Gobert. So it’s a real bind. AK – 8:44 PM
Rudy Gobert @rudygobert27
Emotions got the best of me today. I should not have reacted the way i did regardless of what was said. I wanna apologize to the fans, the organisation and particularly to Kyle, who is someone that i truly love and respect as a teammate. – 8:22 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Rudy Gobert sent home by the team for punching Kyle Anderson. Jaden McDaniels hurt his hand punching a wall. And this was during a game the Timberwolves *won*. AK – 8:18 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
A generation of basketball fans can’t get excited for a Kyle Anderson – Rudy Gobert scuffle because we’re still trying to figure out how Rasheed Wallace threw a towel in Arvydas Sabonis’ face and lived to tell the tale… PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Sources: After bench incident, Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson had a heated verbal exchange in halftime locker room as well, with Anderson challenging the center at one point saying, “I’ll knock your a– out.”
Updated story at @TheAthletic:…8:06 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards when asked about the Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson altercation:
“No comment.”
When asked if he felt that altercation helped focus the team going forward:
“No comment. Yep.” – 8:04 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Kyle Anderson when asked if he and Rudy Gobert can make up and play together going forward:
“Ah, yeah. It is what it is, and move forward. We want to win games. It is what it is. It ain’t the first time someone has swung on me. It is what it is. We keep it in house.” – 7:35 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Mike Conley on the Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson altercation.
“Stuff happens, honestly. Rudy will tell you first-hand he lost control and he’ll apologize for it. He already sent a text to us.” PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Gobert later sent an apologetic text to teammates in a group chat, per Mike Conley. “We’ll speak about it and move on,” he said. “We’re grown men.” – 7:16 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert escalated a verbal argument to a physical encounter after Kyle Anderson told him to “Shut the f— up, bitch.” The disagreement started with Anderson telling Gobert to block some shots, Gobert telling him to grab a rebound – and ended with a… – 7:15 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
A truly bizarre moment as Rudy Gobert tried to his a teammate…7:11 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
-Recapping wild west finish
-Rudy Gobert/McDaniels situation
-Playoffs Preview
-My Awards Ballot
MVP: Embiid
ROY: Banchero
MIP: Markkanen
6MAN: Quickley
COACH: Brown
EXEC: Altman
Live now!
📺… PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Mike Conley said that Rudy Gobert already sent a text message in the Wolves group chat apologizing for the incident today.
Kyle Anderson said it’s something he and Rudy could move forward from. “We’ll speak about it and move on. We’re grown men.” – 7:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Mike Conley says Rudy Gobert already has sent a message in the group chat apologizing for his role in the altercation. Wolves seem like a team ready to move forward. – 7:02 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Rudy Gobert takes swing at teammate, sent home from game… PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Rudy Gobert sent home at half by Timberwolves after he punched teammate Kyle Anderson…6:44 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Statement from ‘Wolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly on Rudy Gobert: “We made the decision to send Rudy Gobert home after the incident in the second quarter. His behavior on the bench was unacceptable and we will continue handling the situation internally.” – 6:23 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Minnesota President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly on Rudy Gobert: “We made the decision to send Rudy Gobert home after the incident in the second quarter. His behavior on the bench was unacceptable and we will continue handling the situation internally.” – 6:20 PM
Deonte Burton @DeonteBurton
Love Kyle but wrong person to be the voice of the team should be KAT or AE period that’s what’s wrong with this team no leadership from them they just sit there as they teammates argue amongst each other Gobert isn’t a superstar we knew this already… he only can do what he can! – 6:18 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Rudy Gobert threw hands at a teammate and it still wasn’t the dumbest punch by a player on the Timberwolves today. Striking walls never ends well, guys. – 6:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert sent home, Jaden McDaniels with a broken hand. – 6:18 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
“We made the decision to send Rudy Gobert home after the incident in the second quarter. His behavior on the bench was unacceptable and we will continue handling the situation internally.” – Timberwolves President Tim Connelly in a statement issued by the team – 6:17 PM
Draymond Green @Money23Green
Insecurity is always loud… – 6:14 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
“We made the decision to send Rudy Gobert home after the incident in the second quarter. His behavior on the bench was unacceptable and we will handle the situation internally.”
— Statement from Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly. – 6:14 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Programming note: biggest Radio Roulette of the season will be live once the Timberwolves postgame press conference ends.
Season Wrap
Western Conference Madness
Gobert situation
Season Awards Ballot
Playoff/Play-in Preview – 6:13 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Timberwolves were down 12 when Gobert went out.
They won by 5 points. PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Wolves probably have to shelve Gobert the rest of the season, right? – 5:57 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Couple huge shots by Karl-Anthony Towns for the Wolves, who are now up by 5. Wolves are plus-17 since Rudy Gobert-Kyle Anderson incident. – 5:33 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
End of the 3Q:
Pelicans – 85
Wolves – 83
Minnesota has been a +10 since Gobert left the game. – 5:24 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Luka Garza getting loose behind the Wolves bench. Think we’re gonna see him here with the Wolves’ top 3 centers in foul trouble (KAT), hurt (Naz), done playing basketball today (Gobert). – 5:14 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Here are 2 of 3 defensive possessions before Rudy Gobert punch
You can hear KAT exclaim “Rudy!” during broadcast, implying he needed to come back to ball
What i pick up from Kyle in huddle is two “Dont do that!”s + “Youre a bitch”. May/May not be directly related to these plays PM

Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert sent home by team after punching Kyle Anderson during a timeout…5:11 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
We all should have seen that Rudy Gobert being sent home would make the Wolves better – 5:09 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Rudy Gobert fighting a teammate is more realistic than Tre Mann getting a triple double, tbh – 5:08 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Rudy Gobert trending on NBA Twitter you say? PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
KAT picks up his 4th and has to go to the bench.
With Gobert also, um, out, Wolves going with Kyle Anderson as the backup 5. He’s guarding Valanciunas.
Luka Garza is in uniform on the bench, so is Nate Knight. – 5:06 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
With Gobert out, Valanciunas might get played off the floor. – 5:00 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Jen Hale reporting on Bally Sports New Orleans that she heard Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson screaming at each other in the locker room during halftime. – 4:59 PM
Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
That’s likely it for Steph Curry and Draymond Green tonight. Klay Thompson is still in – 4:59 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Wolves updates:
Rudy Gobert has been sent home by Minnesota.
Jaden McDaniels is now out for the game (right hand injury). – 4:58 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Lakers still can’t put the Jazz away. Every time you think they’re throwing a Rudy Gobert-level haymaker, Utah comes right back. 83-79 L.A., 6:33 left 3Q. – 4:58 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
If I’m the Mavericks I’m calling the Timberwolves the day Minnesota is eliminated and offering an unprotected first-round pick and matching salary for Rudy Gobert.
I don’t think the Wolves are THERE yet, but as a team desperate for defense, you’ve gotta at least make the call. – 4:57 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Timberwolves just announced Rudy Gobert is out for the remainder of the game.
Also announced Jaden McDaniels (right hand injury) is also out for the rest of the game. – 4:56 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Rudy Gobert not starting the second half… Kyle Anderson starts in his place.
Wolves say Gobert has been ruled out.
Jaden McDaniels also not starting the second half. – 4:55 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Wolves starting Kyle Anderson in Rudy Gobert’s place to start the second half. – 4:55 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
The Mavs are so messed up I don’t even feel right laughing at what the Wolves did to get Gobert. – 4:55 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Timberwolves announce that Rudy Gobert is OUT for the remainder of today’s game. – 4:54 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Timberwolves have sent Rudy Gobert home after Gobert threw punch at teammate Kyle Anderson during a timeout huddle, per sources. He is out for remainder of game. – 4:54 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Timberwolves say Rudy Gobert is out for the remainder of tonight’s game. – 4:54 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Rudy Gobert still hasn’t come out on the floor for the start of the 2nd half. One minute left on the clock. – 4:53 PM
Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert throws a punch at teammate Kyle Anderson during a timeout…4:52 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
I went to the game when Robert Horry whipped a towel at coach Danny Ainge’s head. That was crazy.
Also went to the Clips-GSW game when Draymond and KD almost went at it. That was crazy.
Gobert hitting Slo Mo on the bench during a legit important game. Way way more crazy!!!? – 4:50 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Video of Rudy Gobert in the locker room at halftime if he wants to play again or in the post season. PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
I’ve been working on a piece about Kyle Anderson’s leadership and his blunt, honest way of talking to teammates. I asked Rudy Gobert about him yesterday. He’s what Rudy said. PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Halftime in Minnesota. Gobert has not played since Anderson incident.
Nearly as interestingly, Jaden McDaniels didn’t play at all in second quarter after 9 meh minutes in first. – 4:41 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Hard to see Gobert playing for the Wolves in their next game. – 4:41 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of 1st half: Pelicans 55, Wolves 47
Ingram 27 pts, 6 rebs
Murphy 10 pts (4-4 FG)
Valanciunas 9 pts, 11 rebs
BI with one of the biggest halves of his career, but the story here is the altercation between Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson on the bench. Will he play in 2nd half? – 4:40 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The thing that struck me about that Gobert video: Taurean Prince pushed him and that was not a let’s break this thing up push. Whatever was going on, Slo Mo was not the only T Wolves player pissed at Rudy – 4:40 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
here are the magic words that got Kyle swung on by Rudy Gobert PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Rudy Gobert throws a punch AT HIS OWN TEAMMATE in a must win game for the Wolves.
This trade keeps getting worse for the Timberwolves.
Have to think Minnesota suspends him for a game at least, and that’s a huge blow for the play-in. 🤦🏻‍♂ PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Rudy Gobert punched his own teammate during a timeout 😱 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Gobert messed up big here, Slo-Mo might have the highest approval rating in the entire NBA PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
The Gobert Trade gaining momentum historically PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Rudy Gobert throws a shot at teammate Kyle Anderson during a timeout. PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Rudy Gobert *punched* Kyle Anderson on the bench PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Rudy Gobert was escorted to the back after having the physical altercation with Kyle Anderson.
Video shows Gobert throwing a punch at Anderson and then teammates separating the two. – 4:34 PM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Oh my Rudy Gobert just threw a punch at his own teammate Kyle Anderson PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry, Thompson and Poole are sitting on 786 3-pointers, most in a season by 3 NBA teammates
Surpasses the trio of Curry, Thompson . . . and Draymond Green (778) in 2015-16 – 4:33 PM
Alexis Morgan @alexismorgan
Rudy Gobert throwing punches on the last day of the season?!? NBA so dramatic 😅 – 4:33 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Gobert just punched SloMo on the Minny bench – the T-Wolves are doing great! – 4:32 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Holy shit Gobert took a swing at Kyle Anderson during the timeout. Kudos to Wolves broadcast for not sugarcoating or hiding this. – 4:32 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
um, rudy gobert. wow. – 4:30 PM
Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Bally Sports broadcast just caught Rudy Gobert heading back to the locker room. – 3:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Gobert isn’t moving well at all. – 3:45 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Chris Finch said Rudy Gobert (back spasms) will go through his pregame routine before they decide on his availability. – 1:53 PM
Jim Eichenhofer @Jim_Eichenhofer
Minnesota’s injury report (in second game of back-to-back for Timberwolves) lists starting bigs Gobert (back) and Towns (calf) as questionable vs. #Pelicans. Rivers (illness) and Nowell (knee) are also questionable. Reid was already out, last playing March 29 – 11:19 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Ivica Zubac and Rudy Gobert make double-double contributions #EuroWatch #NBASaturdays…1:13 AM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Players from the USA women’s Hoop Summit team, which won earlier, spent halftime taking photos with both LeBron James and Draymond Green, sitting courtside. Green and many other Warriors, as well as coach Steve Kerr, are here before playing the Blazers in game 82 tomorrow. – 11:17 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Big ovation here in Portland as LeBron shown on Jumbotron … then boos as camera pans to Draymond Green lol (Warriors play here tomorrow) – 10:25 PM
Draymond Green @Money23Green
Sitting here with a big shinner on my forget trying to figure out why am I taking so many elbows to the face and head but nothing happens… 🤯🤯🤯🤷🏿‍♂6:43 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Keegan Murray took a hard charge. 5 fouls on Draymond Green. – 12:01 AM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Draymond Green is clobbered in the face. Stays in. He will want to take the training room on the flight to Portland tonight – 11:35 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Alex Len just inadvertently smacked the hell outta Draymond Green after goaltending a shot. Len struck Green in the head. Surprised they aren’t looking at it for a flagrant foul – 11:35 PM
CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Alex Len just decked Draymond Green. – 11:34 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Alex Len clobbered Draymond Green, who is still down under the basket. – 11:34 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Draymond Green caught an elbow to the head. He’s still down. – 11:34 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Uh-oh. Draymond Green is grabbing at his back. Moving gingerly but still in for now – 11:25 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
After watching Luka the other night, Draymond’s complaining seems reasonable. – 10:42 PM

More on this storyline

Draymond Green: ‘I catch a lot of flack for the way I ride for LeBron. And you know people will say like, “oh man, you said this about LeBron. That’s disrespectful to Steph”. And it’s like actually the love that I got for Steph and how I ride for Steph, Steph knows how I ride for Steph. Me giving credit to LeBron or supporting LeBron or f*cking being happy for LeBron… That doesn’t dim Steph’s light. I tell people like “that’s your losing ass mentality that you think if I go say something about LeBron James that’s positive, that is dimming Steph’s light”. I don’t dim Steph’s light at all. Just like if I go say something about Steph, that’s not dimming LeBron’s light. But that’s the mindset they want us to have. I always like compared it to slavery, where they tried to turn us against each other, you know, where it’s like “no, it has to be one or the other.’ -via Apple Podcasts / April 7, 2023
The Mavericks filed a protest of the game, which ended in a 127-125 score, following a bizarre scene late in the third quarter when Warriors forward Kevon Looney scored an uncontested two points after an inbounds pass.  According to Cuban, Looney was unfettered on the basket attempt because the Mavericks were told they had possession of the ball. As it turned out, they did not. The Mavericks were on the other end of the court during the Looney basket, which proved the difference in a two-point game, because referees changed possession of the ball during a timeout, Cuban contended. “Never said a word to us,” Cuban said. “They got an easy (basket). Crazy that it would matter in a 2-point game. Worst officiating non call mistake possibly in the history of the NBA. All they had to do was tell us and they didn’t.” -via USA Today Sports / April 6, 2023
The Timberwolves defeated the New Orleans Pelicans to secure the eighth seed in the West, but team officials are weighing whether to keep Rudy Gobert off the trip to Los Angeles on Monday, sources said. -via ESPN / April 9, 2023
Gobert and Anderson were arguing on opposite sides of a second quarter huddled, with sources describing the verbiage including Anderson telling Gobert to block some shots, and Gobert telling Anderson to grab a “bleeping” rebound. To start, it was a fairly ordinary emotional NBA huddle with a playoff spot on the line in the final game of the regular season, but sources say that Gobert lost his temper and fired a punch into Anderson’s chest after Anderson told him to, “Shut the f—- up, b—-.” -via ESPN / April 9, 2023
Rudy Gobert hurt his back in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, and nearly didn’t play on Sunday, sources said. He was sore and believed he was fighting through the discomfort and referred to the limitations on his back when arguing with Anderson, sources told ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Sunday night. -via ESPN / April 9, 2023

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