Previous Utah Jazz Center played his first match as a competitor at Vivint Arena on Friday, five months later The mega deal that sent him to the Twin Cities and seemingly started rebuilding Jazz in full force. The night was filled with all the appearances of a long-time player’s comeback, from Tribute video to me Reflections on a nine-season period in Salt Lake City.
Joubert He opened the game with a dunkbut controversy came when he closed it with a throwing put.
At that point, the Jazz were up 116-108 with under 10 seconds left. Utah’s aggressive defense ended up leaving Joubert undefended with the ball under the basket. Rather than let time run out on a fine win for Minnesota, Joubert opted to drop back in a simple putt.
Jazz fans didn’t appreciate the move, nor did they Owner Paisley, one of the players traded from the Timberwolves for Gobert. After the time is up, Paisley is seen giving Joubert a pep talk until the pair break up.
for every Andy Larsen from The Salt Lake TribuneJoubert’s pass was criticized by Beasley after the match:
“Just disrespectful. It’s one of the unwritten rules of basketball. I told him that.”
Meanwhile, Joubert said he was disappointed that the uproar kept him from embracing his former teammates and coaches, then hinted that Beasley was looking for attention, via Eric Walden of the Tribune:
“I learned to play basketball until the last minute. For me, there was never any intention of disrespecting anyone. Those guys who stepped in front of me, they wouldn’t do anything anyway. So, I couldn’t shake hands with my guys. It ruined my moment.” A little bit, but it is what it is. Some guys just want attention.”
Joubert finished the game with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting with 13 rebounds, helping the Timberwolves improve to 13-12 after A disappointing and troubling start to his tenure. The Jazz fell to 15-13, their seventh loss in their last 10 games.
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