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January 9, 2019, 3:59 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie started and logged 37 minutes against the Thunder on Tuesday, but managed just nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one block and a three.
Okogie isn't producing right now but he's getting a boatload of minutes and the upside here is if things click at some point for him during the season. Still, hitting just 26.1 percent of his shots over the last eight games isn't something that screams pickup in 12-14 team formats.
January 6, 2019, 7:14 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie played 35 minutes on Sunday and put up eight points, two rebounds, a 3-pointer, a steal and three blocks in a cakewalk against the Lakers.
As we've said repeatedly this season, Okogie's fantastic athleticism and defensive instincts should yield defensive stats as he finds his footing in the league. He's a solid add in 16-teamers given the minutes that are coming his way with Robert Covington sidelined by a bone bruise in his right knee. The coaching change in Minnesota shouldn't hurt him much, and may even help him maintain steady work once Covington returns.
January 4, 2019, 10:44 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie posted eight points, five rebounds and five assists on Friday night but shot just 2-of-9 to get there.
Okogie did play 33 minutes and that should be the norm going forward with Robert Covington out for an "extended time" with a right knee bone bruise. He's probably not going to burst through with top-100 value or anything but his athleticism should turn into some all-around numbers, and we'd love to see it yield steals. There are better fliers to take but if nothing else the minutes will be there to help stabilize his floor.
January 2, 2019, 11:04 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie started for the injured Robert Covington on Wednesday and only scored three points on 0-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Celtics.
Some might have thought that he would be a good stream option for this game, but he did not back up those believers with this dud performance. He is just inside the top-300 on the season and can be left on the wire.
January 2, 2019, 6:53 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie will start against the Celtics on Wednesday with Robert Covington out.
Okogie has flashed his talent and potential at times this season but has disappointing numbers in his seven starts so far. He's not a great option, but with Minnesota so thin, he's got some blind upside.
Source: Alan Horton on Twitter
December 21, 2018, 10:03 pmDerrick RoseG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Rose sprained his ankle on Friday and will not return.
With Jeff Teague also out with a bum ankle, Tyus Jones makes for a decent low-end stream for some assists and steals if Rose has to miss time as well. Josh Okogie also gets a boost.
Source: Chris Hine on Twitter
December 20, 2018, 1:41 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie logged 31 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Pistons, scoring seven points on 1-of-4 shooting with six rebounds and 5-of-6 hits from the foul line.
The Wolves are low key shallow in the 2/3 slots and with Jeff Teague out it exasperates the issue. Okogie needs his role to change and he needs more consistent minutes to be on the fantasy radar, but his overall upside makes him somebody to watch or target in Dynasty formats.
December 9, 2018, 12:35 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
With Robert Covington out on Saturday, Josh Okogie was able to log 26 minutes and post eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.
Okogie looks like a promising young player but he simply isn't in the rotation when Minnesota is at full strength. He did have a nice self-pass off the backboard tonight (which you can view in the link below), which will surely tantalize dynasty owners who are betting big on Okogie's unreal athleticism.
Source: Aaron Bruski on Twitter
November 16, 2018, 10:53 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie only played one minute in Friday's win, missing one shot attempt to make his only mark on the box score.
This is not good news for Okogie, who did manage to play 17 minutes in Minnesota's first game with their new guys. Hopefully this is a blip on the radar but deep-league owners might want to at least consider alternatives going forward.
November 14, 2018, 11:32 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie played 17 minutes in Wednesday's home win and produced 11 points, five rebounds, three steals and three 3-pointers.
Okogie had a solid game here and this is a great sign for deep-league owners who decided to hold onto him through the Jimmy Butler trade speculation. He'll be inconsistent but the Wolves seem keen on actually letting him play rather than rot away on the bench, so feel free to use him in larger formats.
November 10, 2018, 1:31 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Andrew Wiggins (quad) in Friday's 110-121 loss to the Kings but did not do much as he posted six points, two rebounds and an assist.
The rookie is a stash candidate with the Wolves adamant to part with Jimmy Butler. Okogie is still raw and won't pop immediately once Jimmy B finds a new home. He does, however, bring enough potential to be a productive asset post-All-Star break.
November 9, 2018, 9:12 pmAndrew WigginsG/F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins (right quad contusion) will not play on Friday vs. the Kings.
With Wiggins out and Jimmy Butler’s (rest) status up in the air, Derrick Rose and Josh Okogie could be very busy tonight. Wiggins is averaging a surprising 2.1 threes and 1.8 steals a game so far this season which gives him top-70 value in 9-cat.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
November 8, 2018, 12:58 amJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie played just 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday against the Lakers with just two rebounds to his credit.
Okogie hasn't been very productive but he has earned minutes this season. Until Jimmy Butler gets traded, you can watch this action from the wire in standard leagues and even when that happens, Okogie will need to improve to make it on to rosters.
November 4, 2018, 8:51 pmJosh OkogieG, Minnesota Timberwolves
With Jimmy Butler (general soreness) out on Sunday Josh Okogie will draw the start vs. the Blazers.
Okogie has been a pleasant surprise so far this season with top-150 value in 8/9-cat leagues. The real issue is that performances are tied to Butler at this point. Look for value whenever the Wolves have a back-to-back set. It's predicted that Jimmy Butler will be ready for Monday's matchup with the Clippers.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter