May 20, 2020, 1:13 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves will be opening their practice facility for voluntary workouts on Thursday.
The Wolves will be operating under strict guidelines, including a 45-minute limit on all workouts and a 12-foot distance between the player and coach who are on the floor together. The restrictions point to how much more progress needs to be made before basketball can come back but the Wolves are now the 18th team to open things back up to some extent.
Source: Minnesota Timberwolves
May 3, 2020, 8:04 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Wolves' General Manager Gersson Rosas announced that the team plans to bring back Juancho Hernangomez when he hits restricted free agency this offseason.
Hernangomez had some sneaky value as a starter once the Timberwolves shifted there focus to the youngsters in the wake of Karl-Anthony Towns absence. He was a top-100 player under those circumstances, but he will have a tougher time landing major minutes when the Wolves have a healthier roster next season. Wherever he ends up, he is someone to monitor incase his role grows, but he'll need major minutes to cash in on his rebounding and 3-point shooting potential.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
May 3, 2020, 7:56 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
When asked about Wolves' long-term plan for Malik Beasley, General Manager Gersson Rosas replied that he wants Beasley to be part of the team "for a long, long time".
Beasley was an immediate starter once he landed in Minnesota and figures to remain a useful scoring option for next season. He will enter free agency in the offseason as a restricted free agent, and the Wolves should have a fair shot to retain his services by offering him a starting role. Over 14 games he averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 boards, and 3.5 treys on a .480 field goal percentage. The scoring will take hit when he is the third banana next to Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but Beasley will still have some upside as a late-round selection next year.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
April 14, 2020, 12:50 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jacqueline Towns, the mother of Karl-Anthony Towns, passed away on Monday evening after battling with Covid-19.
Our heart goes out to Towns, his loved ones, and anyone who was a part of Jacqueline's life. Please take social distancing seriously.
Source: Wolves on Twitter
March 17, 2020, 2:31 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic is hearing that the Wolves would certainly love to sign Malik Beasley to a long-term contract this summer.
Beasley has played great in the 14 games, all starts, since being traded to the Wolves, with averages of 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 threes on 48 percent shooting from the field. Beasley will be a restricted free agent this offseason, which means the Wolves will get the right to match any offer sheet he receives.
Source: The Athletic
March 10, 2020, 10:44 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell was one steal short of achieving a rare 5×5 line on Tuesday, posting 28 points on 8-of-15 shooting with five threes, ix rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Russell shot the ball well from the field tonight, which earned him a sigh of relief from his owners, who've had to deal with his .403 shooting clip over the last couple of weeks. In that span, Russell has hovered just inside the top-80 in 9-cat with his FG% and 4.1 turnovers per game being the biggest drags to his value.
March 10, 2020, 10:38 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Juancho Hernangomez put up a solid performance in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets, recording an 18-point (6-of-12 shooting), 10-rebound, double-double with one steal and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes as a starter.
Hernangomez has been quietly posting top-85 value in 9-cat leagues over the last two weeks. He's a solid play in standard leagues as long as Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined.
March 10, 2020, 10:32 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley's streak of big games in a Wolves uniform came to a screeching halt on Tuesday as he was limited to scoring just five points on 2-of-11 shooting in a 111-117 loss to the Rockets.
Beasley's been one hell of a potent scoring machine since being traded to the Wolves and this was his first time to fail to score in double figures since heading to Minnesota. This poor outing should not worry his owners one bit. It was just a bad game and against a tough matchup in the Rockets. He should stay rostered with confidence moving forward.
March 9, 2020, 9:51 pmKelan MartinPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kelan Martin (left ankle sprain) is listed out for Tuesday's game.
Martin doesn't have a large enough role in Minnesota to have him on the fantasy radar and his absence has little impact in fantasy.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 8, 2020, 6:52 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley led the Wolves with 21 points, nine rebounds and four 3-pointers in Sunday's 107-120 loss to the Pelicans.
That's right, Beasley led Minnesota in points, boards and triples, adding a steal for good measure while shooting 8-for-20 from the field. He's making himself a ton of money on the RFA market this summer and should sail to the finish as a fantasy difference-maker.
March 8, 2020, 6:51 pmJames JohnsonPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
James Johnson managed 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, a block and three 3-pointers off the bench in Sunday's home loss.
Johnson continues to roll right along as a nightly multi-cat threat and should be rostered in all leagues, especially with no return in sight for Karl-Anthony Towns. JJ's a nice bet for a handful of rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and threes on any given night, and on days where he puts it all together at once it's a fantasy delight.
March 8, 2020, 6:48 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie produced 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on Sunday.
Okogie started again and received 29 minutes, and this is the sort of line that keeps GMs intrigued in competitive leagues. Consistency remains enough of an issue that Okogie is best left for deep leagues right now, but he's been able to chip in about five rebounds, a 3-pointer and a steal per game over the last couple of weeks. That should help some of you out there.
March 8, 2020, 6:46 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid shot just 4-of-14 from the field on Sunday but still managed a useful statline of 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block.
Reid missed all five of his triples and that's just the risk for centers who do a lot of work from distance. He's got a fun stat set and has a place on rosters in just about all leagues these days, but Reid won't be the FG% boost that most big men are. Still, he's got a ton of breathing room with Karl-Anthony Towns out for an indeterminate period.
March 8, 2020, 3:07 pmKelan MartinPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kelan Martin (left ankle sprain) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.
He only played five minutes in Friday's game due to injury and outside of that he hasn't really been apart of the offense so he's not worth owning anywhere.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 5:55 pmKelan MartinPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kelan Martin (left ankle sprain) is doubtful to play on Sunday.
Martin was forced from Friday's game because of the injury, finishing with two points in five minutes. Martin's been working with a low-minute role anyway so there's minimal fantasy impact.
Source: NBA Injury Report