Minnesota Timberwolves
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Naz Reid
Woj: Naz Reid inks three year contract with MIN
Sun, Jun 25, 2023, 3:41 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
Naz Reid signed a three-year, $42 million contract with Minnesota on Sunday, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Analysis: Reid was expected to be a coveted free agent after shining when Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert missed time last season. Instead, he'll remain in Minnesota for at least two more seasons, as he has a player option on the final year. Reid will continue to be a great streaming option when he gets to start, but unless the Wolves plan on moving either KAT or Gobert, Reid's value will be capped.
Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards among current Team USA commitments
Sun, Jun 4, 2023, 4:39 PM
Shams Charania on Twitter
Anthony Edwards, Bobby Portis and Austin Reaves are currently committed to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup this summer, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Analysis: Edwards is one of the brightest young stars in the league, so it shouldn't be surprising that he'll suit up for Team USA in August. After being a solid player at times last season, Reaves broke out for the Lakers and shined in the postseason for them, which clearly vaulted him into contention for a spot to represent the country. Portis has been a key bench piece for the Bucks over the last couple of seasons, and he'll likely play a similar role for them in the tournament. Reports from last October indicated that Trae Young and Bradley Beal could also play for Team USA. We'll see who Grant Hill and Steve Kerr fill out this team with as their training camp approaches in August.
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson underwent eye surgery on Wednesday
Fri, May 19, 2023, 10:28 AM
Darren Wolfson on Twitter
According to Darren Wolfson, Kyle Anderson underwent a surgical procedure on his left eye Wednesday.
Analysis: Anderson injured his eye during Game 4 of the Timberwolves' first-round series against the Nuggets, with teammate Anthony Edwards inadvertently hitting him in the face. Anderson sat out the decisive Game 5, and the injury was apparently more serious than many outside of the Timberwolves organization knew. On Wednesday, Timberwolves governor Glen Taylor told Wolfson that Anderson's procedure went well, so we should expect to see him on the court when next season begins.
Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards cited for third-degree assault
Wed, Apr 26, 2023, 5:51 PM
Chris Hine on Twitter
Anthony Edwards has been cited for third-degree assault after swinging a chair and hitting two female employees after Game 5 against Denver on Wednesday.
Analysis: Edwards swung a folding chair in the hallway after they lost Games 5 to the Nuggets, which ended their season. The chair hit two female employees, though reports say the injuries weren't serious. In Colorado, third-degree assault is a class one misdemeanor and could result in jail time and a $1,000 fine, according to Chris Hine's article for the Star Tribune.
Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards goes 29/8/7, Denver takes series
Tue, Apr 25, 2023, 11:02 PM
Anthony Edwards accounted for 29 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two blocks Tuesday as the Wolves fell to the Nuggets 112-109.
Analysis: The Timberwolves may have gotten lackluster efforts from Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert in this series, but the same can’t be said for Edwards. In Games 2-4, Ant Man averaged 37.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.7 dimes to go with 2.3 steals, 2.3 blocks and 4.7 triples. He did his best to put this team on his back, but the Wolves were a mess for most of the season, and they ultimately ran into a buzzsaw in Denver. Edwards enjoyed the best season of his career (fantasy and real life) in 2022-23, but he’s surely just scratching the surface, especially if he continues to rack up important defensive stats to compliment his scoring, shooting and rebounding.
Jaylen Nowell
All W's, no L's: Jaylen Nowell available Tuesday
Tue, Apr 25, 2023, 7:54 PM
NBA Injury Report
Jaylen Nowell (left knee tendinopathy) is available for Tuesday's tilt with Denver.
Analysis: The player known affectionately as "Father Christmas" will be available for a win-or-go-home matchup with Denver, but we're not expecting too much. Through four games in this series, he's averaged just 3.5 points in 13.5 minutes.
Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell (knee) questionable Tuesday
Mon, Apr 24, 2023, 4:50 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Jaylen Nowell (left knee tendinopathy) is questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday against Denver.
Analysis: They continue to list Nowell as questionable, but he has been available all series. That will likely continue on Tuesday, as they look to stay alive in Denver.
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson (eye) out for Game 5 Tuesday
Mon, Apr 24, 2023, 4:43 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Kyle Anderson (eye) has been ruled out for Game 5 in Denver on Tuesday.
Analysis: Anderson exited early from Game 4 after Anthony Edwards accidentally hit his face. Slo Mo’s absence will open up more minutes for Taurean Prince off the bench as the Wolves try to extend the series.
Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns posts 17/11/2/1/1 line Sunday
Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 11:36 PM
Karl-Anthony Towns accounted for 17 points (5-of-9 FGs, 7-of-10 FTs), 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one blocked shot in 36 minutes in Sunday's 114-108 overtime win over Denver.
Analysis: After struggling in the first two games of the series, Towns was better in the two games at home. He would foul out of Game 4 in overtime, but KAT shot better than 50% from the field and recorded his third double-double in four games. Rudy Gobert also recorded a double-double, finishing with 14 points, 15 rebounds, one assist, and two blocked shots in 39 minutes. Minnesota will look to extend the series to a sixth game with a win Tuesday night in Denver.
Anthony Edwards
Not done yet: Anthony Edwards scores 34 in G4 win
Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 11:29 PM
NBA on TNT on Twitter
Anthony Edwards shot 12-of-27 from the field and 5-of-6 from the foul line in Sunday's 114-108 overtime win over Denver, scoring 34 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks, and five 3-pointers in 45 minutes.
Analysis: Edwards came up big down the stretch, as his 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Timberwolves a four-point lead. He now has five 30-point playoff games in his career, the second-most for a player aged 22 years or younger in league history (LeBron James had eight). Mike Conley also made some big plays late, ultimately playing 43 minutes and finishing with 19 points, two rebounds, eight assists, and three 3-pointers. Minnesota kept its season alive on Sunday, and they're headed back to Denver for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson (left eye) will not return Sunday
Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 10:56 PM
Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Kyle Anderson has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Nuggets with a left eye/facial contusion.
Analysis: Anderson was injured late in the third quarter when he was inadvertently hit in the face by teammate Anthony Edwards. After a few minutes on the court, Anderson was able to walk back to the locker room with a team trainer. He has since been ruled out for the remainder of the night. Should the Timberwolves extend the series, Game 5 will be played Tuesday night in Denver.
Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell, Josh Minott available for Gm 4 Sun.
Sun, Apr 23, 2023, 8:04 PM
Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Jaylen Nowell (left knee tendinopathy) and Josh Minott (sprained left ankle) are available for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Nowell's status is of far greater importance to the Timberwolves, as he's usually in the rotation when healthy. He'll remain in his usual backup role, and Nowell hasn't been productive enough to be worth slotting into DFS lineups. As for Minott, it's likely that the only way he sees action in Game 4 is if things get out of hand.
Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell (knee) questionable for Game 4 Sun.
Sat, Apr 22, 2023, 4:31 PM
NBA Injury Report
Jaylen Nowell (left knee tendinopathy) is questionable for Game 4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Nowell played 12 minutes off the bench in Game 3, but he went 0-for-6 from the floor. He is capable of being an offensive threat, but it just didn't happen. They'll need him to be much better if he plays in order to avoid a sweep.
Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert double-doubles, fouls out of Game 3
Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 11:25 PM
Rudy Gobert fouled out after 32 minutes in Friday’s loss to Denver, and he finished the game with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
Analysis: Goober finished with his first double-double of the series, though his night was cut short thanks to the six fouls he committed. The big man picked up five in Game 2, and he’s got 14 over his last three games. For fantasy purposes, those who went with him in DFS contests were surely disappointed, as he failed to record a defensive stat for the second time in his last four outings. Gobert and the Timberwolves need a win to stay alive in the series, and they’ll try to get it Sunday in front of the home crowd.
Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards' 36 points not enough in Gm 3 loss
Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 11:20 PM
Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in Friday’s loss to the Nuggets, adding seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, a block and a trio of triples.
Analysis: Ant Man shot 10-of-22 from the floor and just 3-of-11 from beyond the arc, but he bolstered his final scoring tally with 13 made free throws. Edwards scored 18 points in Game 1 of the series against Denver, but he’s now poured in at least 36 in back-to-back contests. Unfortunately, Minnesota is in way over its head against the Western Conference’s top seed, and the Wolves are likely going to be swept. Denver will presumably break out the brooms Sunday, but Edwards won’t go down without a fight, and we can expect another big offensive showing.
Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell (knee) active for Friday's Game 3
Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 8:24 PM
Dane Moore on Twitter
Jaylen Nowell (left knee tendinopathy) is available for Game 3 against the Nuggets on Friday.
Analysis: Nowell has averaged just seven points and an assist across 19 minutes per game through the first two contests in this series. His availability won't have a significant impact on Minnesota's rotation.
Rudy Gobert
Gobert, KAT, Conley, NAW, Edwards starting Friday
Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 8:15 PM
Timberwolves PR on Twitter
The Timberwolves will start Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, Mike Conley, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Anthony Edwards for Friday's Game 3 matchup with Minnesota.
Analysis: Goober has been questionable for all three games of the series, but he played in Games 1 and 2 and will be available for Game 3. Nickeil Alexander-Walker will shift back to the starting lineup and replace Taurean Prince after he got the starting nod in Game 1.
Josh Minott
Josh Minott (ankle) questionable Friday vs. Denver
Fri, Apr 21, 2023, 12:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Josh Minott (left ankle sprain) is questionable to play against Denver in Game 3 on Friday.
Analysis: Minott isn't part of Minnesota's regular rotation, so his status for this game won't impact the series at all.
Jaylen Nowell
Jaylen Nowell (knee) questionable for Game 3
Thu, Apr 20, 2023, 5:19 PM
Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Jaylen Nowell is questionable Friday against the Nuggets due to left knee tendinopathy.
Analysis: Nowell carried a questionable tag into Wednesday’s matchup with Denver, but he played 16 minutes in the loss. He should be expected to play Friday with the Wolves staring at an 0-2 hole.
Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert (back) questionable Friday vs. Denver
Thu, Apr 20, 2023, 5:11 PM
Timberwolves PR on Twitter
Rudy Gobert is questionable for Friday’s matchup with Denver due to back spasms.
Analysis: Goober was questionable for Wednesday’s loss, but he ultimately played through his back injury. Down 0-2 in the series, it would be surprising if Gobert sat out Friday.


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