Lakers power forward Jarred Vanderbilt was traded not once but twice by the same executive, Tim Connelly. Vanderbilt recently shared his perspective on this during an episode of the Run Your Race podcast.
Vanderbilt’s journey began when he was initially traded from the Nuggets to the Timberwolves on February 5, 2020. However, his association with Tim Connelly didn’t end there.
Connelly, who had previously worked with the Nuggets, eventually joined the Timberwolves as their President of Basketball Operations.
As Minnesota’s executive Connelly orchestrated another trade involving Vanderbilt, sending him to the Jazz on July 6, 2022, as part of a multi-player deal that included Rudy Gobert.
“[Timberwolves] got a new President/GM. Same one that came from [the Nuggets]… He traded me to Minnesota, then he got to Minnesota, traded me again to [the Jazz]. I’m like ‘damn,’” Vanderbilt said, via ClutchPoints.