Culver will come off the bench Wednesday against the Grizzlies. The 21-year-old had only two points (1-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and one block in 20 minutes Sunday against the Spurs, and he'll exit the starting five in favor of Josh Okogie (hamstring). Culver is averaging 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds over 23.3 minutes in his three appearances off the bench this season.
Culver scored 20 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-6 FT) with six rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes in Sunday's loss to Denver. Culver bounced back after failing to score, and going 0-10 from the floor, in 26 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Clippers; and scoring four points in 21 minutes of Friday's loss to Washington. He moved to small forward for much of the game after playing power forward the prior game. It looks like he'll continue to get significant minutes as the T-Wolves try new starting lineup combinations to offset the loss of injured Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist).
Culver scored no points (0-10 FG, 0-3 3PT) to go with 10 rebounds, a steal, a block an a turnover in 26 minutes of Tuesday's 124-101 loss to the Clippers. Culver drew the start with Josh Okogie joining Karl-Anthony Towns on the injury report, but he couldn't cash in on his opportunity. The second-year forward was awful from the floor, missing every shot he took, though at least he led the team in rebounding. Culver has yet to provide consistent scoring output since being drafted No. 6 overall in 2019.
Culver is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Clippers. The 21-year-old is averaging 10.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 23.3 minutes off the bench through the first three games of the season, but he'll join the starting five with Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) and Josh Okogie (hamstring) sidelined. Naz Reid is the only forward in the lineup, with D'Angelo Russell, Ricky Rubio and Malik Beasley starting with Culver.
Culver posted 14 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six assists, three rebounds and a steal across 20 minutes in Saturday's 116-11 win over the Jazz. The Jazz had no answer for Minnesota's three-point barrage Saturday. Culver went a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc in his second-straight notable game from the bench. After starting 35 games last year, the 2019 first-round pick is a great source of three-pointers and will continue to serve on the team's second unit.
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