The Utah Jazz agreed to trade center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski

Gobert will now be paired with Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota. Both have long-term contracts after Towns agreed to a supermax extension on Thursday

The Timberwolves will send Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, No. 22 pick Walker Kessler and four first-round picks to the Jazz

Gobert has earned a reputation as one of the premier rim protectors in the history of the NBA as the only players to win at least three Defensive Player of the Year awards

This move has the potential to bring Gobert's defensive impact into sharper focus than it ever received in Utah

Gobert averaged 15.6 points, a league-leading 14.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game last season when a tumultuous Jazz season ended

Gobert, 30, has spent his entire nine-year career in Utah, developing from a lanky project who was drafted with the No. 27 pick into a perennial All-Star

On May 20th, Gobert was named to his sixth straight NBA All-Defensive First Team.