Bayless agreed to terms on a contract Thursday with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.com reports.
Bayless, 30, will head overseas for the first time in his career after stints with the Trail Blazers, Hornets, Raptors, Grizzlies, Celtics, Bucks, 76ers and Timberwolves since he was selected in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft. Given his advancing age along with the fact that he shot just 35.7 percent from the floor in 34 games with Minnesota in 2018-19, Bayless' NBA playing days could well be over.
Bayless (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nuggets, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Bayless has missed the past two games due to a right ankle injury, and it's possible we've seen the last of him this season. More information may arrive closer to tipoff.
Bayless (ankle) will not play Tuesday against Toronto, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
The veteran will miss a second straight game, so expect Tyus Jones to see the bulk of the minutes at point guard, with Jared Terrell potentially in line for a larger role off the bench.
Bayless (ankle) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Bayless was a late scratch from Sunday's game against Oklahoma City due to a bruised right ankle, and he will likely end up being a game-time decision once again Tuesday.
Bayless (ankle) is inactive Sunday versus the Thunder.
Bayless, who will dress but won't play against the Thunder, was a late addition to the injury report Sunday with a sore right ankle. Bayless' next chance at returning to the court will be Tuesday versus the Raptors. Tyus Jones figures to play a large role Sunday.
Bayless (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Thunder.
Bayless is battling a bruised right ankle, and while he'll be on the bench and dressed, the veteran will not take the floor. Expect Tyus Jones to play heavy minutes at point guard.
Bayless is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Thunder due to a right ankle contusion.
It doesn't appear as though Bayless suffered the injury during Friday's game against the Heat, as the veteran guard was a late add to the injury report for Sunday's matchup. It's currently unknown how severe Bayless' ankle injury is, but for now, considered him a game-time call versus the Thunder on Sunday.
Bayless finished with 17 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and six assists in 26 minutes during Friday's 131-130 overtime win against the Warriors.
Bayless provided more points and assists than starting point guard Tyus Jones in this one. With Derrick Rose (elbow) and Jeff Teague (foot) both out for the season, Bayless has earned at least 16 minutes in eight straight appearances. However, he's not the most consistent contributor, and he's best reserved for use in deeper leagues that value counting stats more than efficiency.
Bayless contributed eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 23 minutes during Thursday's 120-100 loss to the Jazz.
Bayless has combined to earn 45 minutes across the last two contests. The absences of Jeff Teague (foot) and Derrick Rose (elbow) have resulted in the team turning to Bayless to fill the primary backup point guard role behind Tyus Jones, and it's unclear how long the aforementioned veterans will be sidelined. All things considering, those considering Bayless as a cheap option in daily formats for Sunday's showing versus the Rockets will want to be sure Teague and Rose are out before making a commitment.
Bayless (DNP-Coach's Decision) didn't see the floor during Tuesday's 131-120 win over the Thunder.
Bayless hasn't appeared in three straight games. With Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, and Tyus Jones all back to full strength, Bayless is buried on the bench and can likely be avoided across all formats unless another rash of injuries strikes.
Bayless (toe) played 15 minutes off the bench and contributed two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and two assists Monday in the Timberwolves' 130-120 win over the Clippers.
Due to a surfeit of injuries in the backcourt, Bayless had drawn six straight starts at point guard before sustaining a toe injury last Thursday in Orlando that resulted in him missing the second half of a back-to-back set. Though Bayless got the green light to play Monday, he saw only a limited role off the bench with both Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose back in the mix after recovering from injuries that kept both sidelined for multiple contests. Now third in the pecking order among the Wolves' healthy point guards, Bayless will probably fill only a limited role off the bench moving forward and could drop out of the rotation entirely when Tyus Jones (ankle) likely returns shortly after the All-Star break.
Bayless (toe) has been cleared to play Monday against the Clippers.
Bayless missed the last game with a minor toe issue, but the Wolves will have both he and Jeff Teague healthy for the first time in multiple weeks. Bayless has been a productive fill-in for Teague, and it's unclear how the pair of veterans will split the workload Monday night with Derrick Rose also available as a backcourt option.
Bayless (toe) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers.
Bayless missed the Wolves' last game with a big toe injury. The team's backcourt has been hit with a number of injuries, so Bayless was averaging 36.5 minutes per game. With Tyus Jones doubtful and Derrick Rose also questionable, Bayless could be in line for another large workload if he is able to go. More information on his status should come out following the team's morning shootaround on Monday.
Bayless (toe) will not play in Friday's game versus the Pelicans, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.
Bayless has played admirably in an extended role recently due to a plethora of injuries in the Timberwolves' backcourt, but he will be unable to go Friday. In his absence, Isaiah Canaan will draw the start at point guard, while Jeff Teague will be available off the bench following a relatively lengthy injury stint. Consider Bayless day-to-day heading into Monday's matchup with the Clippers.
Bayless (toe) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans.
Due to the glut of injuries at point guard, Bayless has started the last six games at the position, averaging 11.5 points, 7.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 36.5 minutes per game during those contests. However, after hurting his foot in the front end of the back-to-back set Thursday in Orlando, Bayless has become the latest in a long line of injured floor generals. Minnesota has already ruled Derrick Rose (ankle) and Tyus Jones (ankle) out for the contest, while Jeff Teague (foot) joins Bayless with the questionable tag. If both Teague and Bayless are sidelined, fifth-string option Isaiah Canaan would pick up all the minutes he can handle as the team's starter.
Bayless is questionable for Friday's game against Orlando due to a toe injury, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Bayless left Thursday's matchup with the Magic after suffering an apparent toe injury, but the team failed to provide any further updates. He was held scoreless but recorded two rebounds along with three assists and a steal in 27 minutes in Orlando. Expect an update on his status as tipoff nears. Jeff Teague (foot), Derrick Rose (ankle) and Tyus Jones (ankle) are all questionable for Friday's tilt, so if Bayless can't go, the Timberwolves would likely turn to Isaiah Canaan to handle a large workload at point guard.
Bayless was held to five points (2-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt), eight assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes Tuesday in the Timberwolves' 108-106 loss to the Grizzlies.
With the top three point guards on the depth chart still sidelined, Bayless drew his fifth consecutive start Tuesday. The veteran had paid dividends for those who scooped him off the waiver wire with double-doubles in the Timberwolves' past two games, but he turned in a dud in the first of Minnesota's three contests this week. It's far from a lock that any of the Wolves' injured point guards will be ready to play Thursday in Orlando, so Bayless could at least have a path to big minutes for one more game.
Bayless tallied 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), 10 assists, and three rebounds in 35 minutes during Saturday's 107-106 loss to the Nuggets.
Bayless remained in the starting lineup despite the return of Derrick Rose, finishing with 15 points and 10 assists in 35 minutes. There is still no timetable for Jeff Teague's (ankle) return and it appears as though Bayless is going to hold the starting spot moving forward. As long as he is playing big minutes, Bayless is worth rostering in most formats.
Bayless scored a team-high 19 points (8-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding 12 assists, seven rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes during Wednesday's 99-97 overtime win over the Grizzlies.
Injuries to Jeff Teague (foot), Tyus Jones (ankle) and Derrick Rose (ankle) have left Bayless as the last man standing at point guard for the T-wolves, and he's responded by scoring in double digits in five straight games while averaging 15.8 points. 7.6 assists, 4.8 boards, 3.0 three-pointers and 1.2 steals over that stretch. His role will diminish as soon as one of Minnesota's other backcourt options gets healthy, but until then Bayless is a solid short-term fantasy play.
Bayless accumulated 19 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds and six assists through 37 minutes Sunday against Utah.
The Timberwolves continue to deal with an injured backcourt, and Bayless has answered the bell with four straight double-digit scoring outputs. The 30-year-old is just one of two healthy point guards for Minnesota at this point, so he should continue to see plenty of opportunities as long as Jeff Teague (foot) and Derrick Rose (ankle) remain sidelined. Bayless is putting up 13.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists over his previous five contests.
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