Russell (quad) won't play Monday against Golden State, freelance NBA reporter Dane Moore reports. As expected, Russell will be given the night off to heal from a quad injury suffered Friday. Ricky Rubio figures to make the start at point guard in Russell's place.
Russell (quad) is expected to miss Monday's game against the Warriors, Chris Hine of the Star Tribune reports. Russell took a hit to the quad during Friday's game against Atlanta, and he was subsequently rested for Saturday's win over New Orleans. With the quad still bothering him, Russell is expected to remain out for at least one more game as the Timberwolves head into the first of two matchups in three nights against Golden State. Ricky Rubio will likely be set for another start at point guard Monday.
Russell is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Warriors due to a bruised right quad. Russell was rested for Saturday's win over the Pelicans, so he likely picked up the injury Friday night against Atlanta. The Timberwolves will keep an eye on his status, with an update likely coming after shootaround Monday morning. Russell played just 21 minutes Friday night, finishing with nine points, four assists and two boards.
Russell won't play Saturday against New Orleans due to rest. The Wolves are making their star point-guard sit this one out to rest, as Saturday's matchup will be the later of a back-to-back. Expect Ricky Rubio (COVID-19), if he's able to play, to garner the start and see an uptick in minutes as a result. Russell should be good to go for the Wolves' next contest against the Warriors on Monday.
Russell posted 19 points (7-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 32 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Magic. As it has been the trend since Karl-Anthony Towns went down due to COVID-19, Russell has done the heavy lifting in the Timberwolves' offense and continues to carry the team despite the team's overall struggles. Russell's defined role as Minnesota's go-to guy on offense makes him a must-start player across all formats. He's scored 19 or more points in four straight contests and six of his last seven.
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