April 19, 2018, 12:24 pmJustin PattonC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Justin Patton is sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left foot Wednesday.
Patton, the No. 16 pick in the draft, broke his foot shortly after being selected last summer and was out until December. After returning and playing solely in the G-League, Patton got in for one game with the Timberwolves after the G-League season concluded. The young seven-footer is considered to be a fit for today's NBA game as a center with his length, athleticism, and slight ability to shoot outside. Coach Tom Thibodeau does not like to give younger players minutes so we may have to wait a long time until Patton sees heavy minutes.