Leandro Bolmaro leaves Minnesota Timberwolves for Utah Jazz as part of Rudy Gobert trade

Argentine basketball player Leandro Bolmaro was transferred from

Minnesota Timberwolves to Utah Jazz as part of the trade that brought French center Rudy Gobert to Minneapolis.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPNreported that the Timberwolves acquired Gobert via trade, NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2021 and All Star in the last three seasons, in exchange for Leandro Bolmaro, Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Walker Kessler (22nd in the 2022 Draft), Jarred Vanderbilt and a significant draft compensation package.

The Jazz will forfeit their 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 first-round picks; the last one will be protected in the top-5, while the other three have no protection. Also, the exchange is planning a swap for 2026.

Bolmaro, shooting guard-forward born 21 years ago in Las Varillas, Córdoba, was chosen with the twenty-third selection in the 2020 Draft. The Minneapolis franchise left him for a season developing at FC Barcelona, ​​his previous team, and signed him a contract of 11.8 million dollars for four campaigns (the first two guaranteed) in September 2021.

During his rookie year, the 198-centimeter player, who will become the first Argentine to play in the Salt Lake City franchisealternated between the Timberwolves, who reached the playoffs for the second time since 2004 and lost in the Western Conference First Round to the Memphis Grizzlies, and Iowa Wolves, a Minnesota-affiliated Development League team.

In total, who will debut with the Bahia Basket jersey in 2017 He played 35 games in the NBA with the Timberwolves, including two from the start, and he averaged 1.4 points (.315tc, .278t3, .846tl), 1.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.2 steals in 6.9 minutes. The Cordovan had planned to play the Summer League with Minnesota, as he recently acknowledged.

Bolmaro is currently disputing the third window of the FIBA ​​Qualifiers heading to the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia 2023 World Cup with the Argentine National Teamwith which he debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Leandro Bolmaro leaves Minnesota Timberwolves for Utah Jazz as part of Rudy Gobert trade