Player News - Timberwolves

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Jeff Teague (left knee) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Teague logged 35 minutes as a starter on Monday, although he was seen limping at times, so hopefully, he didn't experience a setback. We'll have a better idea on his status based on his activity level at shootaround, so owners can expect to get another update tomorrow afternoon.
Nov 13 - 5:26 PM

Andrew Wiggins (quad) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Wiggins looked fine in his return from a one-game absence on Monday, so he should be able to get out there tomorrow night. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday's shootaround.
Nov 13 - 5:24 PM

Jerryd Bayless (knee) still doesn't have an official timetable.

There's a chance the Wolves will waive him, but either way, he's not going to have a meaningful role in the rotation in Minnesota. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 13 - 4:38 PM

Dario Saric was not allowed to participate at Tuesday's practice.

He was allowed to observe the practice, but with the Jimmy Butler deal still not finalized, he wasn't able to participate. We do expect all the new guys in Minnesota to be cleared in time for Wednesday's game, but with no practice time, they may not start right out the gates. Whether Saric starts or comes off the bench, he's sure to play a key role for the Wolves and his arrival will really cut into Taj Gibson's minutes. For what it's worth, Saric said his preference would be to start, but he'll do whatever will help the team win.
Nov 13 - 3:17 PM

Robert Covington and Dario Saric were unable to practice on Tuesday due to not having been cleared by the league.

The paperwork still needs to go through on the Jimmy Butler deal, which Tom Thibodeau said he hopes becomes official by Tuesday afternoon. RoCo and Saric were, however, in attendance at Tuesday's practice, and they should both be cleared in time for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans. Thibodeau said he didn't know if they would start right off the bat, but said the new additions will have a "significant role" on this Timberwolves team.
Nov 13 - 3:15 PM

Taj Gibson had 17 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes for the Wolves on Monday night.

He's been playing well, scoring at least 15 points in three of his last four games, but Dario Saric is on his way to the Minnesota and could be ready to steal Gibson's starting job. And for that reason, Gibson's trending in the wrong direction, despite his strong play of late. He probably belongs on waivers.
Nov 13 - 12:29 AM

Andrew Wiggins (quad) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Nets, scoring 13 points on 5-of-12 shots with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 38 minutes.

He's on pace to post mid-round fantasy value in 9-category leagues for the first time in his career, as his peripheral stats have improved -- he's averaging 2.1 triples, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.6 blocks. There are still some obstacles in his way with Robert Covington and Dario Saric set to debut on Wednesday and Derrick Rose traveling through time, but Wiggins' owners should be pleased for the time being.
Nov 12 - 11:47 PM

Derrick Rose started alongside Jeff Teague (knee) on Monday vs. the Nets and scored 23 points (8-of-18 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with six assists, two rebounds, one steal, one block and three triples in 39 minutes.

Robert Covington and Dario Saric will be activated in time for Wednesday's game, so Rose's stint with the starters could be over soon. However, he's playing too well to drop and has made a strong case to continue playing 30+ minutes going forward regardless of where he begins the game. He's been arguably the biggest surprise of the season and is a hold while we see what happens with the Wolves in their next outing.
Nov 12 - 11:42 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 25 points (9-of-11 FGs, 5-of-6 FTs) with a season-high 21 rebounds vs. the Nets on Monday, adding three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples in 37 minutes.

That was his seventh career game with at least 20 boards. It wasn't all good though, as KAT turned the ball over a career-high 10 times (his previous high was seven). His usage rate wasn't much higher tonight with Jimmy Butler out of the mix, but Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose both had it going. KAT should continue to trend up and has a shot to finish inside the top-5 now that the Butler drama is over.
Nov 12 - 11:37 PM

Jeff Teague (knee) returned from a six-game absence in style in Monday's 120-113 win over the Nets, scoring 24 points with a season-high 11 dimes and three steals.

He was 8-of-14 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line with four turnovers. He plays for Tom Thibodeau, so of course he played 35 minutes fresh off an injury. Teague did look like he was hurting a bit and was seen limping on several occasions, so hopefully he's OK for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans. We will take him off the injury report for now.
Nov 12 - 11:25 PM

Jeff Teague (knee) is back in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Nets.

He will start alongside Derrick Rose, Andrew Wiggins, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns. Teague missed the previous six games, but the Wolves aren't very transparent which means there's no telling if he will have restrictions.
Nov 12 - 7:19 PM

Andrew Wiggins (quad) and Jeff Teague (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's matchup with the Nets.

That "quad" issue that forced Wiggins to the sidelines on Friday is looking mighty suspect, as Wiggins had previously logged heavy minutes in five straight games prior to missing that one. Jimmy Butler was traded the next day, so one has to wonder if Wiggins' name was brought up in potential deals. Either way, he'll return to the floor tonight and should see his regular minutes, so owners can feel free to get him active. The Wolves will go with a starting five featuring Teague, Derrick Rose, Wiggins, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns.

Tom Thibodeau is optimistic that Jeff Teague (knee) will be able to return to the court for Monday's matchup with the Nets.

Teague has missed the past six games, but he was a full participant at shootaround, and it sounds like the odds are in his favor of getting back to the court tonight. Derrick Rose will likely head back to the second unit if Teague is active, and Teague will be much more involved on offense with Jimmy Butler no longer around. Stay tuned.
Nov 12 - 6:36 PM

Tom Thibodeau said he was "optimistic" regarding Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague's chances of returning to the court for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

Wiggins missed Friday's game with a minor quad issue, but he was a full participant at shootaround, and it sounds like he'll be back out there tonight. Teague has missed the past six games, so if he does play, it'll be interesting to see what his minutes look like. Check back for official confirmation on their status closer to tip-off.
Nov 12 - 6:34 PM

Dario Saric will not play on Monday against the Nets.

The Jimmy Butler trade has been approved by the league, but all the players involved still need to undergo their physicals. Saric should be able to make his Minnesota debut by Wednesday, but with him out tonight, Taj Gibson and Anthony Tolliver will split the PF minutes.
Nov 12 - 5:07 PM


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