June 9, 2023

Rudy Gobert Suggests He Probably Wasn’t Healthy Enough To Play At Lakers, Status For Friday Uncertain

Rudy Gobert was suspended by the Minnesota Timberwolves for their 7/8 Play-In game at the Los Angeles Lakers, which they lost after blowing a 15-point lead.

Gobert said he probably wouldn’t have been healthy enough to play the Lakers anyway.

“Still pretty sore, still not moving like I would like to be able to move, but small progress every day,” said Gobert.

The Wolves said the air had long been cleared before Gobert rejoined them on the floor Thursday.

“We both apologized to each other and you move on. That’s life,” Gobert said. “It’s different when you have millions of people all watching videos and have an opinion on things that happened, but that we can’t control. What we can control is the respect that we have for each other and our relationship.”

Gobert’s back trouble had him listed as questionable for that game against New Orleans on Sunday

The Wolves aren’t sure if Gobert will play on Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“I hope so. I really can’t say,” Chris Finch said. “But we haven’t ruled him out.”

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