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Western Northwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
28-14 52-20
26-16 47-25
23-19 42-30
15-27 23-49
12-30 22-50

2020 Stats

Regular Season 24 6.8 44.7 3.7 1.1

Top Jaden McDaniels News

  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Will play in Summer League

    McDaniels will play for Minnesota's Summer League team.

    During his rookie season with the Timberwolves, McDaniels made 63 appearances and averaged 6.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 blocks across 24.0 minutes per game. The Washington product will likely lead the Summer League squad that'll feature recent two-way signees Nathan Knight and McKinley Wright.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Scores 19 in start

    McDaniels totaled 19 points (8-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 136-121 win over the Mavericks.

    McDaniels only missed one shot from inside the arc on his way to 19 points against the Mavericks. The 20-year-old fell just one point shy of his career high (20), but far outpaced his season averages. In 27 games as a starter, McDaniels averaged only 9.0 points on 48.2 percent shooting. The former-Husky made a great last impression and should be considered a valuable piece for Minnesota in the future, but the extent of his role remains unknown.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Starting finale

    McDaniels is starting Sunday's game against Dallas.

    McDaniels will start the final game of the regular season while Ricky Rubio comes off the bench. In his last three appearances, McDaniels has averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Will come off bench Tuesday

    McDaniels will come off the bench Tuesday in his return from a two-game absence due to a personal issue, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    McDaniels had been a fixture in the starting lineup dating back to late March, but it looks like he'll be coming off the bench to close out the season. The 20-year-old forward has averaged 30.7 minutes per game over his last five outings, and he may see a slight decrease from that workload in the bench role.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Will play Tuesday

    McDaniels (personal) will play Tuesday against the Pistons, freelance NBA reporter Dane Moore reports.

    McDaniels will return from a two-game absence due to a personal matter with only four games remaining in the regular season. Across his previous five outings, McDaniels has averaged 6.4 points on 37.9 percent shooting, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 triples and 0.8 steals per game.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Out again Sunday

    McDaniels (personal) is out Sunday against the Magic.

    McDaniels will remain out for a second straight game due to a personal matter. In his absence, Jarred Vanderbilt will probably draw another start.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Won't suit up Friday

    McDaniels (personal) is ruled out for Friday's game against the Heat, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.

    McDaniels will miss time due to personal reasons, rather than an injury. The Timberwolves have yet to offer a timetable for his return, but Jarred Vanderbilt seems likely to take over at power forward in the meantime.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Secures career-high 10 boards

    McDaniels collected six points (2-9 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 105-104 victory over the Jazz on Monday.

    McDaniels struggled to get anything going offensively but recorded a new career-high rebound total. The forward typically doesn't get too many opportunities to score but had shot 50.0 percent or better in four consecutive games prior to Monday's contest. McDaniels has averaged 8.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks across his last five games.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Struggles against Brooklyn

    McDaniels posted five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists in 23 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Nets.

    The 20-year-old failed to take advantage of the extra opportunity with Karl-Anthony Towns (personal) out of the lineup. McDaniel's scoring has been a roller coaster lately, as he's posted seven, 14, four, eight, 11, four and five points over his last seven games, respectively. Before Tuesday's game, the rookie was averaging 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five games, so he'll look to bounce back defensively Wednesday at home against the Bucks.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Steady production continues in loss

    McDaniels totaled eight points (3-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 141-137 loss to the Pacers.

    McDaniels has clearly established himself as the starting power forward for the Timberwolves, as demonstrated by the fact he played a team-high 37 minutes in the loss. His role within the opening five is typically dependant on who else is healthy and so at this point, he should be viewed as a defensive specialist with upside to produce across the board.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Overshadowed in win

    McDaniels scored four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 FT) to go along with five rebounds and one block across 20 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Kings.

    McDaniels lost out on playing time due to a strong performance from Juancho Hernangomez and failed to play over 20 minutes for the first time in seven contests. While he'll likely see an increased role in terms of minutes going forward, his usage may suffer due to the return of D'Angelo Russell (knee).

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Bounces back in loss

    McDaniels recorded 14 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes during Saturday's loss to the 76ers.

    The 20-year-old bounced back from Friday's seven-point effort to post his 10th double-digit scoring output of the season on Saturday. McDaniels was averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 three-pointers and 1.8 blocks in his previous four games before Friday's performance, so Saturday's bounce-back game was an encouraging sign from a developmental standpoint. The rookie out of Washington should continue to start and play heavy minutes for a young Timberwolves team currently sitting in last place in the Western Conference.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Pops for 18 points in win

    McDaniels recorded 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt), five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 102-101 win over the Knicks.

    The rookie continues to start, as new head coach Chris Finch seems to trust him. That's not without reason, as McDaniels, as a starter, has averaged 12.4 points on 51.5 percent shooting, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 assists in 33.9 minutes. There will only be so many shot attempts available for the forward while he shares a team with Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley and D'Angelo Russell, but he's finding a way to impact the game.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Scores nine in start

    McDaniels totaled nine points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in a 128-108 loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday.

    McDaniels made his third start of the season but had a pretty quiet game in the blowout loss. The forward played 28 minutes and picked up at least one block and one steal for the ninth time this season. McDaniels has played an average of 24.3 minutes over his last five contests, but he's responded with just 5.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in that span.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Rejoins starting five

    McDaniels will start Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

    It'll be the 20-year-old's third start of the season. McDaniels averaged 9.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 32.5 minutes across his two previous starts.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Coming off bench

    McDaniels will return to a reserve role for Monday's tilt versus the Thunder.

    McDaniels got his second start of the season in Friday's loss to the Suns. However, he will retun to a reserve role against the Thunder, but still figures to see a relatively healthy workload off the bench.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Joins starting five

    McDaniels is starting Friday's game against the Suns.

    McDaniels averaged 25.0 minutes per game over the past two contests, and he'll join the starting lineup for the second time this season during Friday's matchup. Jarred Vanderbilt will take on a bench role against Phoenix.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Available for Tuesday

    McDaniels (COVID-19 protocols) is available for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.

    According to Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press, McDaniels had a false COVID-19 positive test Sunday, but he's since tested negative and is available to return Tuesday evening. He's averaging 5.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists over his last seven contests off the bench.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Won't play Sunday

    McDaniels is listed as out for Sunday's game against Portland due to the league's health and safety protocols, Danny Marang of NBC Sports Northwest reports.

    The Timberwolves are yet to comment on the situation, but it appears McDaniels has entered the protocols, so it's likely he'll end up missing multiple games. McDaniels had just five points in 21 minutes against Portland on Saturday night, but he broke out for 20 points, four rebounds, two steals and three blocks in Thursday's win at New Orleans.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Federal Way, WA
Age: 20
Class: Freshman