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.
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.
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.
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.
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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