McLaughlin contributed two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and nine assists across 18 minutes Tuesday in the Timberwolves' 124-101 loss to the Clippers. McLaughlin showed an ability to shoot efficiently and rack up assists when given playing time as a rookie in 2019-20, but his path to a consistent spot in the rotation remains blocked with D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Ricky Rubio and Anthony Edwards all ahead of him in the pecking order at guard. The two-way player has seen double-digit minutes in the Wolves' last two games, but both were blowout losses.
McLaughlin (not injury related) isn't on the injury report ahead of Saturday's game against the Jazz. McLaughlin was sidelined for the Timberwolves' season opener due to COVID-19 protocols, but it appears as though he'll be available Saturday. He's unlikely to play a significant role for Minnesota this season.
McLaughlin will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Pistons due to COVID-19 protocols, Chris Hine of the Star Tribune reports. It's unclear how long McLaughlin will remain in the league's protocol, but he'll miss at least one game before the Timberwolves head into a Saturday/Sunday back-to-back set.
McLaughlin signed a two-way deal with Minnesota on Thursday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. McLaughlin will return to the Timberwolves after appearing in 30 games during the 2019-20 season. Across those 30 games, the guard averaged 7.6 points and 4.2 assists.
McLaughlin produced 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt), nine assists, three rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 132-118 loss to Orlando. McLaughlin continues to impress, falling just one assist short of another double-double. The playing time was elevated due to the fact D'Angelo Russell couldn't hit the side of a barn; however, McLaughlin has certainly been making a name for himself of late. He has been a fringe top1-00 player over the past two weeks in only 22 minutes a night. It is hard to predict exactly what may lie ahead for McLaughlin but given the current production, he certainly warrants a roster spot in deeper formats.
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