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Western Northwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
9-2 14-7
7-8 11-10
6-6 10-10
6-8 11-11
6-7 6-14

2021 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 15.8 2.8 34.2 2.6 1.2

Top Josh Okogie News

  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Set to start Monday

    Okogie will start Monday's game against the Pacers.

    Minnesota initially announced that Jarred Vanderbilt (illness) would start at forward, only to later clarify that Vanderbilt will not be available as he battles flu-like symptoms. Okogie will take over as the starter in Vanderbilt's place, and he'll be joined up front by Karl-Anthony Towns and Taurean Prince. This will be Okogie's fifth start of the season and first since Nov. 3.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Flops in start

    Okogie was limited to two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds, two steals and two blocks over 33 minutes in a 100-98 victory over the Pacers on Monday.

    With Jarred Vanderbilt (illness) unavailable, Okogie got the spot start and was unimpressive. It was easily the most minutes he has played this season, which could be an excuse for the poor showing given a lack of prior playing time and flow within the offense. The defensive savant will only appear on fantasy radars if he begins logging this kind of time consistently.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Available Friday

    Okogie (back) has been cleared to play Friday against the Hornets.

    Following a five-game absence due to back spasms, Okogie will be back in the rotation. In 14.5 minutes per game, he's averaging 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Questionable for Friday

    Okogie (back) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets.

    Okogie has already missed each of the past five games while recovering from back spasms. During Okogie's absence, Taurean Prince has logged more consistent playing time, recording at least 12 minutes across each of the last five matchups.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Available Wednesday

    Okogie (back) is available for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Okogie missed the past four games with back spasms but will return to action Wednesday after being considered questionable. The 23-year-old averaged 1.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 13.2 minutes off the bench in five contests preceding his absence.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Questionable Wednesday

    Okogie (back) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Heat.

    Okogie has missed the past four games with back spasms. If he remains out, Taurean Prince should continue seeing extra minutes.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Won't go Monday

    Okogie (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against New Orleans.

    Okogie was previously labeled as questionable, but he's set to miss his fourth straight contest due to back spasms. Taurean Prince should once again benefit from Okogie's absence.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Questionable Monday

    Okogie (back) is questionable for Monday's contest against the Pelicans.

    The defending wing has missed three straight games for Minnesota but has a chance to return to the team's lineup Monday. If Okogie can't suit up, his next chance to return to the Timberwolves' lineup comes Wednesday against the Heat.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Out again Saturday

    Okogie (back) is out Saturday against the Grizzlies, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    The fourth-year wing will miss a third straight game. Taurean Prince should continue seeing an elevated workload.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Questionable vs. Grizzlies

    Okogie (back) is questionable Saturday against the Grizzlies.

    Okogie is at risk of missing a third straight game Saturday. Taurean Prince has seen extra minutes in his absence.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Out vs. Spurs

    Okogie (back) is out against the Spurs on Thursday.

    Okogie will have sat out back-to-back games due to back spasms. Taurean Prince was the primary beneficiary of Okogie's previous three absences and averaged 18.3 game minutes across those matchups.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Questionable Thursday

    Okogie (back) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Spurs.

    Okogie is at risk of missing a second straight game with back spasms. If he sits out, Jarred Vanderbilt and Taurean Prince could see increased roles.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Out Wednesday

    Okogie (back) will not play in Wednesday's matchup with the Kings.

    After sitting out the second half of Monday's contest with the Suns, Okogie is still dealing with back spasms and will be out Wednesday. Jaden McDaniels and Malik Beasley will see larger roles in his absence. Okogie's next chance to return to the court will come in the second half of the back-to-back set Thursday against the Spurs.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Could play Wednesday

    Okogie (back) is questionable for Wednesday's game versus Sacramento.

    Okogie was unable to play during the second half of Monday's loss to the Suns due to back spasms, but he may not be forced to miss additional time. Jaden McDaniels and Malik Beasley figure to be more involved off the bench if Okogie is ruled out.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Contending with back spasms

    Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch said after Monday's 99-96 loss to the Suns that Okogie wasn't available for the second half of the contest after dealing with back spasms, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Okogie played 14 first-half minutes before exiting, finishing with zero points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-2 FT), two rebounds and one steal. In spite of Okogie's absence, the Timberwolves didn't replace him in the rotation in the second half, as Finch gave minutes to only two other reserves (Jaden McDaniels and Malik Beasley).

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Back to bench

    Okogie will play a reserve role in Friday's clash against the Clippers.

    Okogie will come off the bench in favor of Taurean Prince. It will be his fourth game out of eight that he has played a reserve role this season. All-in-all he is averaging just 3.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 steals across 15.5 minutes per game.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Starting Wednesday

    Okogie will start in Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Okogie will replace Jarred Vanderbilt in the starting five after coming off the bench in Minnesota's previous two games. The 23-year-old is averaging 2.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 steals in 16.6 minutes per game this season.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Coming off bench Wednesday

    Okogie will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

    With Jarred Vanderbilt entering the starting five to handle some of the defensive duties against Giannis Antetokounmpo, Okogie will shift to the bench. The 23-year-old is averaging 2.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 17 minutes per game this season.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Fails to score in Saturday's win

    Okogie scored zero points (0-1 FG, 0-2 FT), adding five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 18 minutes during Saturday's 96-89 victory over New Orleans.

    Okogie remained in the starting lineup against the Pelicans but came up empty on the offensive end, playing just 18 minutes. He is by no means assured of a starting spot the rest of the way and given what we saw in the victory, his playing time is going to be more in line with that of a bench player.

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  • Timberwolves' Josh Okogie: Stellar defense in start

    Okogie started at small forward and scored six points with five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 21 minutes in Wednesday's season-opening win over Houston. Okogie got the start, but head coach Chris Finch said the fifth spot in the lineup will be based on matchups, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Okogie got the nod as Minnesota's fifth starter, but the T-Wolves plan to rotate that spot with Taurean Prince and Jarred Vanderbilt as the top options, according to Krawczynski. Okogie drew praise for his defense Wednesday and looks set to get the most playing time when the T-Wolves don't need additional size in the front court. As more of a defensive specialist, he won't add much offense for fantasy purposes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 23
Class: Junior