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.
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.
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.
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.
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