The Timberwolves "feel positive" about Towns' wrist but have yet to announce any specifics regarding his recovery, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Towns was dealing with the injury prior to the suspension of the season, and while little clarity has emerged regarding where he stands in his rehab process, it sounds as though his recovery is moving in the right direction. President of basketball operations Gersson Rosas indicated that the team may wait to comment on the situation, as Towns is still mourning the loss of his mother, who passed away in April.
Towns (wrist) will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
The Wolves' medical staff is not having Towns pursue surgery, so it seems like the hope is that he can return before the season ends. We should learn more in a couple of weeks when he's re-evaluated, though it's possible there will be updates before then.
Towns (wrist) will not play Friday against Orlando.
Towns hasn't played since Feb. 10 due to a fractured left wrist. He's approaching his two-week re-evaluation, at which point an updated timetable for his return will hopefully emerge. In the meantime, Juancho Hernangomez, James Johnson and Naz Reid should continue to see plenty of run in the frontcourt.
Towns has been diagnosed with a fractured left wrist and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Towns sought a second opinion and got a firm diagnosis -- one that will keep him off the court for at least two weeks. In his absence, Juancho Hernangomez, James Johnson and Naz Reid should continue seeing plenty of run in the frontcourt. At this point, D'Angelo Russell may be the only consistent source of offense for the Timberwolves.
Towns (wrist) is seeking a second opinion on his injured left wrist, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Towns is still expected to be out multiple games, but more specific information on a timeline may emerge after his second opinion. For the duration of his absence, however long that may be, Naz Rid, James Johnson and Juancho Hernangomez are all candidates to see plenty of frontcourt minutes.
Towns (wrist) is without a specific timetable to return from his left wrist, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Towns missed the final game before the All-Star break, and Wolves are now preparing for him to miss multiple games after they resume play. Coach Ryan Saunders acknowledged that fact Wednesday, but he did not speculate as to how many games Towns is expected to miss. After Friday's matchup with the Celtics, the Timberwolves embark on a four-game road trip that will keep the team away from home until a March 1 meeting with the Mavs.
Towns (wrist) is expected to miss multiple games following the All-Star break, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Towns' absence from Wednesday's 115-108 loss to the Hornets came as a surprise, and it now looks like Towns could be out for an extended period. An official timetable, or even the specific nature of the injury, has yet to be released. While Towns sat Wednesday, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and D'Angelo Russell all saw at least 35 minutes. As expected, Russell led the team in usage (31.5 percent) while posting 26 points, 11 assists, six rebounds, two steals and one block.
Towns will not play Wednesday against the Hornets due to a left wrist injury.
Specifics regarding the injury are not yet known, but it will keep Towns sidelined for at least one game. The big man underwent an MRI on Tuesday and will be further evaluated during the All-Star break. In the meantime, the likes of Juancho Hernangomez, James Johnson and Naz Reid are candidates to see increased run in Towns' absence Wednesday.
Towns scored a team-high 23 points (5-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 10-12 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block in 37 minutes during Monday's 137-126 loss to the Raptors.
Matched up against an undersized Toronto frontcourt, KAT didn't exactly dominate but still put together a strong fantasy performance. He's reeled off five straight double-doubles to begin the month of February, averaging 24.0 points, 11.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 2.6 threes, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals. As he learns to work with new running mate D'Angelo Russell, Towns could find another gear down the stretch.
Towns supplied 22 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block across 34 minutes Saturday in the Timberwolves' 142-115 win over the Clippers.
Poor free-throw shooting aside, Towns turned in one of his most well-rounded outings of the season, with his assist production standing out in particular. Towns was thrust into more of a playmaking role than usual with D'Angelo Russell (quadriceps) out, so expect the big man's assists output to trend back down if Russell is cleared to make his team debut Monday in Toronto.
Towns dropped 21 points (7-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 38 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.
The Timberwolves came close to making a comeback in this one but ultimately fell short, making this a whopping 13 losses in a row. After participating in a huge, four-team trade that saw Robert Covington get shipped out to Houston, and Malik Beasley (among others) come to Minnesota, general manager Gersson Rosas has been looking to bring in even more backup for his team before the NBA trade deadline, with D'Angelo Russell being the most notable name tied to them, although discussions reportedly have stalled recently. If a dynamic guard like Russell were to be brought in, Towns obviously would be one of the safer players on the team and not have about his role on the team as the franchise cornerstone. His fantasy value likely wouldn't take any kind of significant hit, maybe barring a few points being knocked off of Towns' stat sheet occasionally. In fact, the addition of another real offensive weapon could even help Towns' value, as defenses would have another threat to key in on. With the trade deadline less than 24 hours away, we'll find out in short order.
Towns posted 22 points (7-17 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 113-109 loss at Sacramento.
Towns has scored 20 or more points in seven straight contests, and he has notched three double-doubles over that span. The Timberwolves might be going nowhere this season, but Towns remains an elite fantasy asset when healthy due to his imposing offensive skill set. The star big man has grabbed at least eight boards and dished out at least three dimes in six of those seven aforementioned games.
Towns dropped 37 points (13-23 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 7-8 FT) to go with eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks across 35 minutes during Saturday's 113-104 loss to the Thunder.
Towns took a hard fall in his last game, but he looked no worse for wear in this one. He scored 19 of the Timberwolves' 22 first-quarter points, and was responsible for half of the team's scoring output by halftime. Unfortunately, Towns' efforts weren't enough for the Timberwolves to break their nine-game losing streak the team is now on. Even with his team seemingly headed to the lottery again, Towns isn't expected to be shut down so long as he checks out fine on the health front. He's averaging 29.0 points, 7.5 boards, 3.8 assists, 2.7 triples and 1.0 block in 30.7 minutes per game over his first six contests since returning from the sprained left knee and illness that sidelined him for nearly a month.
Towns tallied 30 points (12-23 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT), three assists, 12 rebounds and two blocks across 28 minutes in Friday's 131-124 loss to Houston.
It was Towns' first double-double since his return from a 15-game absence and his third-straight effort with at least 28 points. He looks to have found his groove as the team prepares to take on Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Towns produced 40 points (16-24 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two assists across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 117-110 loss to the Bulls.
Towns' four flat-footed threes on Wednesday reminded us how effectively he can stretch the floor. Towns is well on the way to putting all the pieces back together after missing 15 games. IF he can match his prolific scoring with some double-digit rebound totals, he'll regain his footing as one of the league's top fantasy producers.
Towns had 28 points (9-19 FG, 2-5 3PT, 8-9 FT), eight rebounds and five assists in Monday's loss to Denver.
Towns was one of the few sources of offense for Minnesota, which had only three players in double-figures. The game marked Towns' third appearance since missing extended time with an injury, and he played 35 minutes -- his most since returning.
Towns put up 12 points (4-11 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT) in a loss to the Raptors on Saturday, throwing in six rebounds, six assists and one block in 27 minutes.
It's good to see Towns on the court, and playing decent minutes for both games of this back-to-back set considering his 27-point performance just one night prior to this game, was the first on-court appearance he's made in about a month. Fantasy owners can finally rest easy knowing the weeks of teasing "questionable" tags should be behind him.
Towns tallied 27 points (9-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Friday's 116-114 loss to the Pacers.
Towns returned to the lineup following a 15-game absence due to a left knee sprain and more recently an illness. Having finished with more turnovers (three) than assists while failing to make his usual impact on the boards, Towns will look to provide a more well-rounded effort during Saturday's matchup versus the Raptors, that is so long as he's able to give it a go on the second night of this back-to-back set.
Towns (illness) will play Friday against the Pacers, J. Michael of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Towns has been battling a knee injury and illness, but after going through some pregame activities, he'll get the green light for Friday's clash. He's missed the last 15 contests, though he'll immediately rejoin the starting lineup, per Michael. Coach Ryan Saunders didn't disclose if Towns would be on a minutes restriction, but he noted that rhythm and conditioning will play a factor in his playing time, according to Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Towns (illness) will be a game-time decision for Friday's matchup against the Pacers, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Towns hasn't played since Dec. 13 due to a knee sprain and, recently, an illness. His knee is reportedly no longer an issue, but he's waiting out the illness before returning. Look for his status for Friday's game to clear up closer to tip-off.
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