March 6, 2020, 10:34 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin continued his run of production in Friday's loss to the Magic, posting 14 points (6-for-10 shooting), nine assists, three rebounds, two triples and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench.
His 27 minutes led the Wolves bench unit which also had a solid performance from Jake Layman (14 points, one triple). McLaughlin is worth a look as a points/assists streamer and is a must-start when D'Angelo Russell misses time.
March 3, 2020, 11:34 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin had a solid night in 20 minutes of action on Tuesday, putting up 13 points and six rebounds.
McLaughlin has been a top-150 guy over the past two months and has largely flown under the radar. With the Wolves solidly out of playoff contention and no reason to play their regulars every night, McLaughlin should remain a popular and productive streaming option throughout the rest of the fantasy season.
March 3, 2020, 8:53 amJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Seeing Jordan McLaughlin playing alongside D’Angelo Russell in a smaller Wolves lineup is something fans could see more of in the near future, as Ryan Saunders is trying to make it harder for opponents to slow down DLo.
Russell, who likes to work with the ball in his hands, has been attracting a lot of attention from teams lately without Karl-Anthony Towns on the floor. McLaughlin has been flying under the radar in recent weeks but he deserves consideration with his minutes slowly climbing to the teens.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
February 26, 2020, 10:40 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin saw 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and was able to be productive with 13 points (4-of-5 shooting), two 3s, five assists, one rebound and three steals, despite an offensive explosion by D'Angelo Russell.
McLaughlin is someone you should stick with in deep leagues, whether or not D-Lo is healthy. In tonight's game, McLaughlin was there to close out this nail-biter of a game and even successfully made a layup in the dying seconds of the contest. He's good for some efficient scoring, threes and some assists.
February 23, 2020, 9:23 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin went off for 15 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal vs. the Nuggets on Sunday.
D'Angelo Russell's (rest) absence clearly lets McLaughlin pickup the distributor's role for the Wolves. This is something to keep in mind whenever Russell is unavailable, which could happen a few more times as the Wolves season slowly creeps towards its ugly conclusion. McLaughlin will make for a valuable stream whenever Russell is out.
February 10, 2020, 6:13 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion) will make his debut for the Wolves on Monday.
Russell was previously listed as questionable. He has been nursing the injury and hasn't gotten into a game since being traded on Thursday. Jordan McLaughlin should see a diminished role.
Source: Alan Horton on Twitter
February 9, 2020, 6:05 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Raptors.
If Russell is unable to suit we should see a fair amount of Jordan McLaughlin again and he has been filling in admirably.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 8, 2020, 10:54 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin started on Saturday and scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go with 11 assists and two threes in 37 minutes.
McLaughlin scored 15 points with seven assists in 31 minutes on Wednesday and outplayed Jarrett Culver (five points in 23 minutes) on Saturday. The Wolves overhauled their roster at the trade deadline and McLaughlin is trending up after two good games in a row, but his value will take a hit when D'Angelo Russell returns. McLaughlin could have deep-league value as an assists specialist if he can be the primary backup point guard behind Russell. Culver, on the other hand, is trending in the wrong direction and is a drop in 14-team leagues.
February 5, 2020, 10:54 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin came off the bench on Wednesday and scored 15 points with seven assists and three steals in 31 minutes.
It's tough to read too much into the rotations for Minnesota in this game since they traded Robert Covington and don't have Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez active yet. Fantasy GMs should wait to see what McLaughlin looks like with Beasley in the lineup before they consider adding him in standard leagues. He is a speculative add in 16-team leagues after this performance.
January 17, 2020, 6:52 pmShabazz NapierPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Napier is set to start on Friday when the Wolves face the Pacers.
With Jeff Teague shipped to the Hawks Napier should be in for a nice run as the Wolves' starting point guard. A trade away from the team looms, but Karl-Anthony Towns is back to serve as the focal point of the offense, which should ensure Napier gets plenty of assists without destroying your field-goal percentage. Jordan McLaughlin has also joined the Wolves and will serve as the backup point guard.
Source: Al Horton on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 6:30 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (right knee) will not play in Thursday's game against the Warriors.
Teague will sit out for a second consecutive game on Thursday. Shabazz Napier could have fantasy value across all formats for as long as the Wolves are dealing with injuries to Teague and others. It is also worth noting that two-way player, Jordan McLaughlin, had his best game of his career against the Warriors the last time the two teams faced off and could be an intriguing low-cost DFS play.
Source: Jon Krawcynski on Twitter
January 2, 2020, 3:58 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin, a two-way player, has joined the big league club ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Warriors.
McLaughlin had by far the best game of his career against the Warriors and could get an opportunity again on Thursday as the Wolves have four players questionable along with Jeff Teague being doubtful. He could be a sneaky low-cost DFS play if Teague, Treveon Graham and Andrew Wiggins ultimately sit out. He might even have some appeal with only Teague ruled out.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
December 24, 2019, 1:04 amJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting while adding two rebounds, four assists, three steals and three triples on Monday.
He outplayed Jeff Teague (19 minutes, 12 points, one rebound, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer) but we're not buying it yet as he just got hot tonight.
December 4, 2019, 2:13 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin has returned from the G League and will be available to play during Wednesday's game.
McLaughlin has performed well for Iowa but hasn't played an NBA game since November 11. He's just depth for the Wolves at the moment.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
November 7, 2019, 7:17 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (illness) is listed as questionable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Warriors.
The Wolves are in need of their starting point guard back as they were forced to play rookie Jordan McLaughlin over 20 minutes in his first NBA game. They lost on Wednesday to the Grizzlies, a team who had only won one game prior to that contest. The Wolves are very thin at the point guard position which is encouraging for fantasy owners with Teague on their roster. Continue to monitor his status as we get closer to tip-off.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter