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Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins: Plays 37 minutes Monday
Wiggins put up 13 points (5-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 37 minutes during Monday's 120-113 victory over the Nets.
Wiggins, who has been in and out of the rotation of late, played 37 minutes Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting. A lingering quad injury has cost him some time so far this season. The Timberwolves are about to add Robert Covington and Dario Saric to their lineup which is going to mean a reshuffle to the lineup. Wiggins is likely safe as the starter but there will be some depth on the bench moving forward, something the Wolves have lacked in the past.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Derrick Rose: Continues strong season Monday
Rose tallied 23 points (8-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, two rebounds, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes during Monday's 120-113 victory over Brooklyn.
Rose managed 23 points Monday while chipping in with nice across the board production. That's four consecutive games scoring in excess of 20 points for Rose, who continues to turn back the clock with his performances. Both Dario Saric and Robert Covington are set to make their Timberwolves debut Wednesday which could send Rose back to the bench. Nonetheless, he has certainly played well enough to maintain a sizeable role in the rotation and should still be rostered everywhere until things slow down.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Jeff Teague: Double-doubles in return Monday
Teague had 24 points (8-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 11 assists, three steals, and one rebound in 34 minutes during Monday's 120-113 victory over the Nets.
Teague made his return to the lineup after missing seven straight games with a knee injury. He played 34 minutes Monday, producing his first double-double of the season in the process. Teague appeared healthy and owners have to be thrilled with his production. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to roll Wednesday when the Timberwolves host the Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns: Huge double-double Monday
Towns finished with 25 points (9-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 21 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 37 minutes during Monday's 120-113 victory over the Nets.
Towns was dominant Monday, recording his first 20/20 game of the season. He hit 9-of-11 shot attempts including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. Towns is ramping his production up and with Jimmy Butler now out of the picture, could be set for an explosion moving forward. He is currently averaging over two blocks per game which is by far the highest mark of his career. Dario Saric and Robert Covington are set to make their debut's Wednesday and it will be interesting to see how everyone fits together.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins: Starting Monday
Wiggins (quad) will start Monday's game against the Nets, Chris Hine of the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.
Wiggins is starting Monday's game and has no known restrictions after being initially listed as a game-time decision with bruised quad he suffered on Saturday. With Jimmy Butler traded to Philadelphia and Robert Covington and Dario Saric not yet ready to play, Wiggins will likely see significant run on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Jeff Teague: Will play vs. Nets
Teague (knee) is available and will start Monday's game against Brooklyn.
Teague managed to go through morning shootaround, and he's been cleared to return to action following a seven-game absence due to a lingering knee bruise. With Teague back in the starting lineup, Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones will revert back to the bench and should see less playing time going forward.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Jerryd Bayless: Ruled out Monday
Bayless (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nets, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Bayless was included in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the 76ers. The veteran guard is currently dealing with a knee sprain, though he doesn't figure to crack the rotation in Minnesota even when healthy with Jeff Teague (knee), Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones all ahead of him on the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Robert Covington: Ruled out Monday
Covington (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nets, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Covington was traded to the Timberwolves on Saturday in the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia, but he'll have to wait until Thursday (at the earliest) to make his Minnesota debut. The 27-year-old, who is averaging 11.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocks per game this season, should slot into the Timberwolves' starting lineup once he's cleared to play. Covington's next chance to play comes Thursday against the Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Dario Saric: Won't play Monday
Saric (coach's decision) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nets, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Saric will have to wait to make his Minnesota debut after coming over from the 76ers on Saturday in the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. It's unclear how the Timberwolves intend on using Saric right away, though he figures to see a healthy of dosage of minutes whether he's starting or coming off the bench. Look for Taj Gibson and Gorgui Dieng to see increased run with Saric out. His next chance to play will come Thursday against the Pelicans.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Jeff Teague: Goes through shootaround
Teague (knee) went through shootaround Monday morning, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Teague has been shelved for the last seven games with a bruised knee, but he was a full participant in shootaround Monday morning, leaving open the possibility that he could return to action later in the day against the Nets. Considering Teague was listed as "out" on the Wolves' initial injury report, it seems rather unlikely that he'll play Monday, but at the very least it appears he's nearing a return. If Teague is ultimately held out, his next chance to play would come Wednesday against New Orleans.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins: Will be game-time call
Wiggins (quad) went through shootaround and will be a game-time call for Monday's matchup with the Nets, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.
Wiggins missed Saturday's game with a bruised quad, but his participation in shootaround is a positive sign. Youngblood notes that Wiggins is "most likely" to play Monday night, but a final call likely won't come until close to tip-off. If he does play, Wiggins would likely be set for a heavy workload, assuming Robert Covington and Dario Saric are unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins: Questionable for Monday
Wiggins (quad) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Nets.
Wiggins was a late scratch for Friday's game against the Kings. If Wiggins is unable to go, Josh Okogie could see another start. More information on Wiggins' status should come out after Monday's morning shootaround.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Jeff Teague: Ruled out Monday
Teague (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Nets.
Teague will miss his seventh consecutive game as he continues to deal with a knee injury. Derrick Rose will likely continue to start in his place. Teague's next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Pelicans, and he should be considered questionable for that contest.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Keita Bates-Diop: Recalled from Iowa
Bates-Diop was recalled from the G League on Sunday.
The rookie played in one game on this latest assignment, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes in a loss to Santa Cruz.... See More ... See Less