Bates-Diop (illness) has been cleared to play Friday against the Clippers, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Bates-Diop was held out of Wednesday's matchup due to illness, but he's returned to health and will be available off the bench Friday. He's averaging 6.2 points and 1.2 assists over his last five matchups.
Bates-Diop (illness) is questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers, Dane Moore of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Bates-Diop missed Wednesday's game due to an illness and apparently still isn't 100 percent, leaving his status for Friday's clash up in the air. The Timberwolves will likely wait and see how Bates-Diop feels closer to tip-off before determining his availability.
Bates-Diop (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Jazz. Bates-Diop is dealing with an undisclosed illness and will miss at least one game as a result. He's enjoyed an increased role of late, averaging 10.3 points and 3.5 rebounds across 24.0 minutes over his past eight games.
Bates-Diop scored 11 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two blocks in 17 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 142-125 loss at the Lakers. Bates-Diop has cracked Minnesota's rotation and he is making his presence felt, as the second-year player has scored 10 or more points in five of his last seven games. He will try to extend that decent run of form Monday at Phoenix.
Bates-Diop scored eight points (3-3 FG, 2-2 3Pt) with two rebounds in 21 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Dallas. Bates had been averaging 28 minutes and 15.3 points per game over his last five games, so this was a slight step back. However, he's worked his way into a steady roll off the bench. He's shooting 53.6 percent from three-point range, which will continue to give him healthy minutes if he comes close to maintaining that pace.
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