January 18th NBA regular season, the Jazz narrowly beat the Timberwolves 126-125 away.
In this campaign, Jazz rookie Walker Kessler played his best performance so far this season. He made 9 of 13 shots and 2 of 4 free throws in 31 minutes. He scored 20 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks.
Today, TA reporter Tony Jones shared the story behind the big deal about Gobert at the time. He wrote: “The Timberwolves didn’t want to include him in Gobert’s deal, and the Jazz insisted on lobbying him to participate in the deal. Even if the Timberwolves
Knowing that Gobert will be traded, I also have high hopes for Kessler.”
“It’s safe to say that no one thought Kessler was going to be this good, this fast. He didn’t play much in the offseason and didn’t play in summer league due to injuries last summer. This is Jazz trading Bojan for Ollie
A big reason for Nick, they want Kessler to be the center of their future, and even think it’s a good possibility. But, they want to take him slowly, and that needs to be proven.”