Gobert will not play the ‘play-in’ against Lakers for hitting a teammate


The Minnesota Timberwolves will not have the French center Rudy Gobert for the important ‘play-in’ this Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, which gives a place to play the NBA ‘playoffs’ as a penalty for hitting his player during a timeout teammate Kyle Anderson.

“The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they have suspended center Rudy Gobert for one game after Sunday’s incident. Gobert will serve his team’s suspension during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers,” the league website said.

The French player lost his temper during a timeout in the game between his team and the New Orleans Pelicans, and after exchanging a few words with Anderson, he finally hit him in the chest. The 30-year-old center, who is averaging 13.4 points, 11.6 points and 1.36 blocks in his first season in his new franchise after leaving the Utah Jazz, had to leave the court and did not play again.