Culver will play a reserve role in Friday's game against the Rockets, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Culver will be replaced in the starting lineup by Josh Okogie, as the Timberwolves likely prefer the latter's defense against James Harden. The rookie is averaging 6.5 points and 2.2 rebounds across 19.2 minutes as a reserve this season.
Culver scored 26 points (8-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 6-9 FT) in a loss to the Raptors on Saturday, adding four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.
In the second game of a back-to-back set, Culver produced the most points on his team, while also shooting 40.0 percent from deep on 10 attempts. The soon-to-be 21-year old has been a top-100 player through his previous six outings and is trending upward with a presumably larger facilitating role now that Jeff Teague has been shipped back to Atlanta via trade. If he's not owned in your league, he's certainly worth the consideration.
Culver contributed 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 104-99 loss to the Pacers.
Culver was efficient offensively, pacing the team in scoring while chipping in across every statistical category. He has reached double figures in scoring in nine consecutive contests, and this is his 12th showing with at least two steals through 39 appearances.
Culver had 14 points (7-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five boards and two assists in 32 minutes of a 117-104 loss to Oklahoma City on Monday.
Culver took a slight step back, failing to make a trey for the second time in three games, but he still managed to reach double-digit scoring for the eighth consecutive game. He'll look to keep the streak going Wednesday against Indiana.
Culver scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding eight rebounds and five assists in 33 minutes during Saturday's 139-109 loss to the Rockets.
Culver led all Minnesota starters in scoring, boards, assists and minutes, as his more veteran teammates called it a night early in the rout. The rookie guard is on a nice roll, averaging 15.1 points, 5.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.7 threes and 1.6 steals over the last seven games, but his usage will likely shrink once Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) gets healthy.
Culver had 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3PT), six rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 30 minutes during Thursday's 116-102 win over the Blazers.
Culver extended his streak of double-digit scoring performances to six games, and he is averaging 15.2 points per game despite a clear lack of efficiency -- he is making just 44.0 percent of his shots and 29.0 percent of his three-point attempts over that span. Despite those woeful shooting percentages, expect Culver to remain in the starting lineup Saturday at Houston, since he has been producing enough to remain in that role.
Culver had 24 points (8-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 119-112 loss at Memphis.
Culver has started each of Minnesota's last six games, and he is averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds despite his poor shooting percentages of 43.6 percent from the field and 31.3 percent from three-point range. Culver has also scored in double digits in each of his last five starts.
Culver posted 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four steals, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 28 minutes Sunday in the Timberwolves' 118-103 win over the Cavaliers.
Though the Timberwolves welcomed Andrew Wiggins (illness), Jeff Teague (knee), Noah Vonleh (back) and Treveon Graham (illness) back after multi-game absences, Culver still retained his spot in the starting five. Culver made a good case to remain on the top unit permanently, as he checked off every column of the box score while putting up points in efficient fashion. The rookie out of Texas Tech has shown the ability to put up defensive stats throughout his inaugural campaign, but his inconsistent shooting makes his offensive output more difficult to predict from game to game. Even after Sunday's strong effort, Culver owns a dismal 41.8 true shooting percentage for the season.
Culver collected 10 points (5-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 106-104 loss to the Bucks.
Culver drew another start while Jeff Teague (knee), Andrew Wiggins (illness) and Karl-Anthony Towns (toe) were held out. Culver matched his career high in rebounding and perhaps even more impressively has logged 10 steals and nine blocks across the last seven contests. Depending on what Minnesota's injury report looks like heading into Thursday's matchup versus the Warriors, Culver could be in line for another plentiful load of playing time.
Culver contributed 21 points (8-21 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 38 minutes during Monday's 122-115 overtime win versus the Nets.
Culver finished with career highs in scoring and minutes while matching his career high in steals. It wasn't a pretty performance from a shooting percentage perspective, but Culver filled in admirably as a top offensive option with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) and Andrew Wiggins (illness) sidelined. Regardless of whether Towns and/or Wiggins returns for Wednesday's matchup versus the Bucks, Culver will have his work cut out for himself against one of the league's stingiest defenses.
Culver will start Saturday against the Cavaliers.
With Andrew Wiggins (illness) sidelined, Culver will be given the start. In his 16 previous nods, he's averaged 8.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24.3 minutes.
Culver is starting at point guard Monday against Golden State.
Culver is filling in for Shabazz Napier, who is missing another contest due to illness. Culver is averaging 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds over his last five matchups.
Culver will serve in a bench role Friday against Denver.
Culver was cleared to play Friday, but he's set for a new role after starting the last 10 games. He's averaging 9.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in his last three appearances off the bench.
Culver (illness) has been cleared to play Friday against Denver.
Culver missed Wednesday's clash while battling flu-like symptoms, but the team has announced that he'll be available for Friday's contest. He figures to return to his role in the starting lineup following a brief absence.
Culver (illness) is considered a game-time decision for Friday's game versus the Nuggets, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.
It sounds like Culver's status is not going to be determined until right before tip-off depending on how he is feeling.
Culver (illness) was a full participant in Friday's shootaround, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Culver missed Wednesday's game against the Pelicans due to an illness and did not practice Thursday. His participation Friday is a good sign for his availability for Friday night's game against the Nuggets, though he's yet to be officially cleared to play.
Culver (illness) did not practice Thursday, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He is questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.
Culver missed Wednesday's game due to an illness and apparently still isn't feeling well enough to take the court, leaving his status murky for Minnesota's upcoming back-to-back. If the rookie is forced to miss additional time, Jeff Teague would likely remain in the starting lineup in his place.
Culver is unavailable Wednesday against the Pelicans due to an illness, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
With Culver unavailable Wednesday, Jeff Teague will likely join the starting lineup and benefit from increased run. Since the beginning of December (seven games), Culver is averaging 8.0 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 22.4 minutes. He should be considered tentatively questionable for Minnesota's upcoming back-to-back set Friday/Saturday.
Culver had 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Sunday's 115-107 defeat against the Grizzlies.
Culver has scored in double digits during eight of his last nine contests, and he has added multiple rebounds and/or assists in every one of those games as well. He should remain as a starter ahead of Wednesday's road matchup at Dallas.
Culver will start Saturday against the Suns.
Treveon Graham was questionable with a forearm contusion earlier in the day and will hit the bench despite being cleared to play. Culver will start for the sixth time this season. He's averaged 28.2 minutes in his five starts thus far.
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