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Top Jake Layman News

  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Scores just two points in opener

    Layman scored two points (1-3 FG) in five minutes in Wednesday's season-opening win over Houston.

    A year ago, Layman was in contention for a starting role at power forward. After a disappointing 2020-21 season (averaging just 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 13.9 minutes), he's buried on the bench.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Doesn't play Thursday

    Layman (coach's decision) didn't play during Thursday's win over Golden State.

    Layman went unused for a sixth straight matchup. The forward last appeared April 18 against the Clippers and posted two points and one assist in four minutes of action. Layman is currently averaging 5.3 points across 42 games played on the year.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Starting Wednesday

    Layman will start Wednesday's matchup against the Pacers.

    Josh Okogie was deemed questionable with less than an hour before tipoff due to a personal matter, so he's been bumped from the starting five in favor of Layman. Layman's playing time has fallen by the wayside lately with the Wolves getting healthier, but in 10 starts this season, he's averaged 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.9 minutes.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Excised from rotation

    Layman (coach's decision) went unused Monday in the Timberwolves' 112-107 loss to the Nets.

    Since heading to the bench last week after starting seven times in an eight-game span, Layman has effectively fallen out of head coach Chris Finch's rotation. Over the last four games, Layman has failed to leave the bench twice, and he's played only 19 combined minutes in a pair of games the Wolves lost by 20-plus points. Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez look to be ahead of Layman in the pecking order for playing time at either forward spot, and Josh Okogie could slot ahead of Layman as well once he clears COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Shifts to bench

    Layman will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    With Josh Okogie getting the start at small forward for the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Layman will return to the bench after starting seven of the last eight games. He's averaging 6.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game this season and should continue to see plenty of run off the bench.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: In starting lineup

    Layman is in the starting lineup at small forward for Monday's matchup against the Thunder.

    Layman saw a string of six consecutive starts come to an end in Saturday's loss to the Suns, as he played just 13 minutes off the bench. However, he is back in the starting lineup Monday, where he has averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds across 20.1 minutes in nine games this season.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Not starting Friday

    Layman isn't starting Friday's game against Phoenix.

    Layman had taken on a starting role in each of the past six games but will retreat to the bench for Friday's matchup. Josh Okogie will take his place in the starting lineup against the Suns, but Layman should still see plenty of run off the bench.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Blocks two shots in 16 minutes

    Layman finished Tuesday's loss to the Lakers with four points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, one steal and two blocks.

    Layman has started the last five games, but he's averaging just 7.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 22.8 minutes during that stretch, so he remains an afterthought in most fantasy formats.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Scores 14 points in spot start

    Layman totaled 14 points (5-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two steals, one rebound and one assist in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 135-102 loss to the Hornets.

    Layman shifted into the starting lineup as new head coach Chris Finch continues to play with his rotations. The promotion was a good move on paper, though it didn't spark spectacular production. The Timberwolves are a complete mess right now; outside of Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio and Anthony Edwards, they're not offering up much in the way of fantasy assets.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Starting Wednesday

    Layman will start in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Coming off a season-high 30 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Suns, Layman will get the start over Josh Okogie on Wednesday. It's a great opportunity for Layman, who managed to log 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and one block in his last appearance. While it seems unlikely that he'll be a fixture in the starting lineup for Minnesota going forward, he's certainly earned the opportunity for increased minutes.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Plays season-high 30 minutes

    Layman logged 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists and one block across 30 minutes Sunday in the Timberwolves' 118-99 loss to the Suns.

    After being outside of the rotation for the last three games, Layman surprising became one of three Minnesota players who logged at least 30 minutes in the loss, joining starters Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns. Jarred Vanderbilt (15 minutes) and Jaden McDaniels (eight minutes) both had their playing time squeezed as a result, and given how he performed, Layman may get a look on the second unit at least temporarily. With averages of 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.8 steals, 0.7 assists and 0.6 three-pointers in 15.0 minutes per game on the season, Layman doesn't profile as much of a fantasy option.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Boosts bench with eight points

    Layman scored eight points (3-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and collected three rebounds Friday in a loss to the Raptors.

    Layman played only 13 minutes in the contest, but his plus-14 plus/minus was tops on the team. Layman had not played in any of Minnesota's previous five contests, so perhaps Friday's positive performance will help him make his way back into Minnesota's rotation.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Outstanding numbers in Saturday's loss

    Layman tallied 16 points (6-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five steals, two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Timberwolves' 120-118 loss to the Thunder.

    The minutes, points and steals totals were all season highs for Layman, who has been included in the rotation in each of the past eight games while Jarrett Culver (ankle) has been on the mend. While the numbers don't look all that sustainable for Layman, he could see increased opportunities at small forward in future games, given how poorly both Culver and incumbent starter Josh Okogie have played this season.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Productive in limited minutes

    Layman totaled seven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot across 19 minutes Wednesday in a loss to Golden State.

    Layman didn't blow up in any particular category, but he produced a nice across-the-board stat line despite logging less than 20 minutes on the court. The forward is averaging 5.1 points and 1.3 boards in his second season with the Timberwolves.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Left out of rotation in return

    Layman (coach's decision) didn't leave the bench Monday in the Timberwolves' 108-97 loss to the Hawks.

    Layman was active after missing the Wolves' previous two games while tending to a personal matter, but head coach Ryan Saunders couldn't find a spot for the 26-year-old in his rotation. Even with three key contributors (Karl-Anthony Towns, Juancho Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio) out due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, Layman still found himself behind Josh Okogie, Jarred Vanderbilt, Jarrett Culver and Jaden McDaniels in the pecking order at either forward spot. Even in deeper leagues, Layman looks to be a long way away from attaining relevance.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Not on injury report

    Layman (personal) is not on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Hawks.

    Layman missed the last two games due to the birth of his child, but his absence from the report indicates that he'll be available Monday. With Karl-Anthony Towns and Juancho Hernangomez out due to health and safety protocols, Layman could see a slightly elevated role.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Out Friday

    Layman (personal) remains out Friday against the Grizzlies.

    Layman will miss a third straight game Friday as he deals with a personal matter. With Juancho Hernangomez (COVID-19 protocols) also sidelined, Jarred Vanderbilt should see an increased role.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Ruled out Wednesday

    Layman (personal) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Layman's role has been diminished over the last few games, especially following the return of Josh Okogie to the lineup. At this time, it's unclear why Layman was ruled out Wednesday, but he probably wouldn't have seen a lot of minutes even if he was available.

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  • Timberwolves' Jake Layman: Ousted from rotation

    Layman (coach's decision) didn't see the court Sunday in the Timberwolves' 96-88 win over the Spurs.

    After Layman played a season-low five minutes Saturday in the front end of the Timberwolves' back-to-back set with the Spurs, the 26-year-old's move out of head coach Ryan Saunders' rotation looked inevitable. The return of Josh Okogie (hamstring) from a six-game absence Sunday proved to be the knockout blow for Layman, as Saunders rolled with Okogie, Jarrett Culver, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt as his four forwards. With Vanderbilt having flashed promise in an expanded role of late and with Okogie and Culver both being recent first-round draft picks, finding more minutes for Layman likely won't be a high priority for Minnesota.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Norwood, MA
Age: 27