Culver will miss the rest of the season due to ankle surgery, which is scheduled for May 7, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Culver's second season in the league will come to an unfortunate conclusion as he needs surgery on his right ankle. The 22-year-old hadn't been a part of the rotation of late, having not appeared in a game since April 18. The team hopes he will be able to get healthy in time for summer workouts. Culver averaged 5.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and 3.1 rebounds per game across 34 appearances this season.
Culver dropped eight points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3PT, 1-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds, two assists and one block in a 141-137 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday.
Culver saw his most playing time in any game since Jan. 23, notching 18 minutes in a close game. The former Texas Tech standout outperformed his averages in points, rebounds and assists over the past two months. Although the 22-year-old hasn't received adequate time on the court, coach Chris Finch could opt to incorporate Culver more into the rotation as the last-place Timberwolves look to young players down the stretch.
Culver (toe) is available for Monday's matchup with the Thunder.
Culver drew a questionable designation after returning from a five-game absence for Friday's loss to the Suns. Look for him to take on his usual workload off the bench assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Culver is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder due to a strained toe.
Culver just returned from a five-game injury absence Friday at Phoenix, but he's banged up again and could be back on the shelf Monday. Dating back to late January, the Texas Tech product has missed 22 of the Wolves' last 26 games.
Culver (toe) is active for Friday's game against Phoenix, Jace Frederick of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Culver missed the past five games due to a toe strain but will suit up for the Timberwolves on Friday. However, the 22-year-old is unlikely to play a significant role for Minnesota.
Culver (toe) is questionable for Friday's game against the Suns.
The 22-year-old has missed the past five games with a toe strain but could return to action Friday. Culver has appeared in only three games since Jan. 25.
Culver (toe) will not play Thursday against the Suns.
Culver will miss his fifth game in a row due to a toe strain after he had been considered doubtful for the front end of the back-to-back. Coach Chris Finch has said that he hoped the 22-year-old could potentially return for the second end of the back-to-back Friday, so he should be considered questionable for that game for the time being.
Culver (toe) is doubtful for Thursday's game at Phoenix.
Coach Chris Finch said he hopes the 22-year-old will play either Thursday or Friday against the Suns, but he's unlikely to be available for the front end of the back-to-back set. That's unfortunate for the team and fantasy streamers alike, as Culver would provide a big boost for Minnesota with D'Angelo Russell (knee) and Malik Beasley (suspension) still out.
Culver (toe) is "right on the line" of returning, and coach Chris Finch is hopeful that he can play either Thursday or Friday against the Suns, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Culver has missed the past four games due to a strained left toe. His presence is especially important with both D'Angelo Russell (knee) and Malik Beasley (suspension) still sidelined.
Culver (toe) is out Tuesday against the Lakers.
As expected, Culver will miss a fourth straight game as he continues due to deal with a strained toe. His next chance to return is Thursday against the Suns.
Culver (toe) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.
Culver has missed the past three games due to a sprained left big toe, and he appears unlikely to return Tuesday. If he's ultimately held out, his next chance to play would be Thursday against the Suns.
Culver (toe) won't play Sunday against the Trail Blazers, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.
Culver will miss a third consecutive game due to a strained left big toe. His next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Lakers.
Culver (toe) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Portland.
Culver will likely to miss his third game in row due to a strained left big toe. His next chance to return comes Tuesday against the Lakers.
Culver (toe) is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 22-year-old will be sidelined for the second straight game due to a strained left big toe, which coach Chris Finch called a "pain management" issue. Finch also indicated Culver could be available for the second half of the back-to-back set Sunday versus Portland.
Culver (toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Culver missed Thursday's game against the Pelicans due to a strain in his left big toe, and it doesn't appear as though he'll return Saturday. If he's held out Saturday, it's not yet clear whether he could return for the second half of the back-to-back set Sunday.
Culver (toe) will not play Thursday against the Pelicans.
Culver picked up a toe strain recently which will keep him out of the team's first game after the All-Star break. He had averaged 12.4 minutes per game in the three previous games before the break, so his absence shouldn't have a significant impact on the rotation.
Culver is doubtful for Thursday's game at New Orleans due to a strain in his left big toe.
The 22-year-old had four points and three rebounds in 14 minutes during the final game before the All-Star break March 3, and he's now opening the second half of the season with a toe injury. Culver isn't expected to play Thursday, so his next chance to suit up is likely to come Saturday versus Portland.
Culver (ankle) logged 14 minutes off the bench Saturday in the Timberwolves' 128-112 loss to the Wizards, finishing with three points (1-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and one block.
After going unused in Wednesday's loss to the Bulls in his return from a 16-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Culver stepped back into the rotation Saturday with Malik Beasley beginning a 12-game suspension. The 2019 lottery pick should help fill minutes on the wing while Beasley is sidelined through late March, but he'll likely need better outings than what he provided Saturday to ensure he maintains a rotation spot once Minnesota is back to full strength. One of Culver, Jaylen Nowell, Josh Okogie or Jaden McDaniels will likely be the odd man out on the second unit once Beasley is back in action.
Culver (ankle) is available to play Wednesday against the Bulls and will be limited to about 15 minutes, freelance NBA reporter Dane Moore reports.
The 22-year-old hasn't seen game action since Jan. 25 due to an ankle sprain, so he'll face some restrictions upon his return to the court. Culver was averaging 17.2 minutes over the previous seven games before the injury, so the limit may not significantly affect his role for the Timberwolves.
Culver (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.
Culver has been sidelined since Jan. 27 due to a sprained left ankle, but he's on track to make his return Wednesday. There's a chance he'll be on a minutes limit if he's cleared to play. Culver's return could mean fewer minutes for the likes of Jaden McDaniels and Jaylen Nowell.
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