Two-Minute Drill: Gobert, Brogdon On The Move

Jonathan Grant | July 2nd, 2022

1st Down: The NBA carousel just keeps on chugging along, with Friday proving to be another day full of moves between teams and players. The biggest one appears to center around Rudy Gobert. Sources indicate that the Utah Jazz has shipped the Frenchman to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for four players, their pick from this year’s draft, and four more first-rounders to come in future years. Gobert was the top rebounder in the league last season, and he will now be joining forces, apparently, with another big man in Karl-Anthony Towns. It will be fascinating to see how this works out, with the league seemingly encouraging ‘small ball’ more and more each season.

2nd Down: Malcolm Brogdon is on the move again. And the Boston Celtics are trading away a lot to bring him into the team. The Indiana Pacers, Brogdon’s now-former team, are said to be landing five players and a 2023 first-rounder as well, as they look to find a player that can make plays from the point guard position, a weakness they have highlighted that needs to be corrected. The C’s, of course, fell just short in the NBA Finals, losing four games to two to Golden State, and they will hope that Brogdon, who scored 19 points per game in 33 games last season, can be the man to help them win a couple more games when it matters the most.

3rd Down: The college conference wheel just keeps on spinning. Oklahoma and Texas made their big moves to the SEC and USC and UCLA have officially decided to jump ship to the Big 10. As a result of that latest move, the Pac-12, in an effort to try to stay alive, are said to be open to expanding themselves. Sources say that they are open to virtually anyone to join the conference that can help it grow, so we could realistically see a big name from the Big 12 or even ACC move to play the West coast teams. There has been talk of Washington and Oregon leaving for greener pastures, but they are hoping that capturing new schools may keep them in the league.

4th Down: The US Men’s soccer team are finally heading back to the Olympics. After sitting out of the Olympics each time since 2008 due to qualification errors, the Americans got the job done on Friday evening by beating Honduras 3-0 in the CONCACAF under-20 tournament. Two Philadelphia Union players, Paxton Aaronson and Quinn Sullivan scored, while Alejandro Alvarado got the other tally. The Olympic tourney is designated for players under 23 and also three wild card players in the men’s bracket, and it is due to kick off in France in the summer of 2024.

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