Minnesota Timberwolves

Fantasy News

  • Tyus Battle
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Wolves have waived Tyus Battle and Barry Brown Jr.

    They're still one over the roster maximum so they'll have to waive one more guy but regardless this move doesn't hold much weight in the realm of fantasy.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman played 26 fairly uneventful minutes on Thursday, with seven points and seven boards.

    Layman saw a few more minutes than rookie wing Jarrett Culver. If he's what stands between Culver and a heavier role, we should see less of Layman as the season progresses. Until then, Layman could end up being a volume play.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver struggled from the field on Thursday making just two out of 12 shots, finishing with eight points and two triples in 23 minutes off the bench.

    Culver is an interesting asset especially in dynasty leagues because he'll find playing time due to his ability to defend. He could definitely find low-end value in 2019 as well as a rookie.

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Treveon Graham (left hip contusion) will dress but is not expected to take the floor against the Bucks on Thursday.

    It appears as if Graham will be a part of the rotation to start the season with the possibility that he could be one of the starters. He is best left undrafted in standard redraft leagues but is someone to put on your watch list. This injury should not cause him to miss opening night but continue to monitor his status ahead of the Wolves first game next Wednesday against the Nets.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell (left calf strain) and Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) will both be available to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bucks.

    Bates-Diop and Bell are likely not relevant in standard redraft leagues. Bell has shown flashes but until he puts together a string of consistent fantasy production, he is best left for very deep leagues.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Treveon Graham
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Treveon Graham (left hip contusion) is questionable ahead of Thursday's game against the Wolves.

    Graham has been a surprising contender for Minnesota's starting small forward spot, so hopefully this doesn't impact his standing in the race. At this point he'll likely come off the bench behind Jake Layman but it looks like he'll be a 3-and-D presence in the rotation.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Keita Bates-Diop
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) is questionable for Thursday's preseason game against the Clippers.

    KBD was technically available for Tuesday's game but didn't check in, so he could still be nursing his injury. There's minimal fantasy appeal here.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell (left calf strain) is questionable for Thursday's preseason game.

    Bell made his preseason debut on Tuesday but only logged seven minutes, with most of it coming in garbage time. That doesn't bode well for his prospects of serious playing time on opening night but he remains worth a look in deep-league drafts given his ability to produce defensive stats in limited minutes.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns dominated on Tuesday with 33 points (13-for-20 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and four threes in a 119-111 win over the Pacers in Indianapolis.

    What, no steals? Kidding. This is about all you could ask for from a top-5 fantasy pick. Towns had all of his strengths on display in limited minutes tonight. He should certainly be in consideration for the first pick in drafts.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver came off the bench and dropped 15 points (7-for-14 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), four rebounds, three assists and one steal on the Pacers in 20 minutes in a win on Tuesday.

    Culver's lines are looking respectable already with minutes in the low 20s. The 20-year-old will likely have some growing pains, but he looks like an all-around player to keep an eye on as the season gets underway. Josh Okogie also played 20 minutes off the bench and put up five points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal.

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier dished out seven assists in addition to nine points (2-for-8 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, two steals and two triples in 19 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

    Napier could find himself in a good position should anything happen to Jeff Teague this season. Even as it stands now, there aren't many other trusted ball handlers on the Wolves. Those in deep leagues should make sure he's rostered as he's shown great production in the past.

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell (left calf strain) got his first action of the preseason on Tuesday and had four points (2-of-4 from the field) and five rebounds in seven minutes.

    Bell has a new opportunity with the Wolves this season and he returned to his crazy per-minute stats tonight. He's a definite watch, as he could get backup minutes at both the four and five spots. Bell only needs about 20 minutes per game to be worth starting in deeper leagues. Keita Bates-Diop (back spasms) was available but did not play in this one.

  • Jeff Teague
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jeff Teague didn't shoot well but had a solid night on Tuesday, providing nine points (3-for-14 FGs, 2-for-3 FTs), three rebounds, seven assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

    Teague isn't the solid bet to finish inside the top-50 that he used to be, but he's a great value around pick 90 where he's been going in drafts.

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Coming off of a 17-point performance off the bench, Jake Layman didn't do much with a starting opportunity on Tuesday as he put up 10 points (3-for-7 FGs, 2-for-4 FTs), three rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

    Layman is under consideration for the starting small forward position in Minnesota. He had some good stretches last season, but he'll need to show more consistency to be considered in standard leagues. If he wins the job, keep a close watch on him.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington filled up the box with 10 points (4-for-10 FGs), 19 rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and two threes in a victory over the Pacers on Tuesday.

    There may be no reason for concern over Covington's injury issues. This is a classic stat line from possibly the best player in the league when it comes to combined threes, steals and blocks. Covington can easily get back into the top-30 if he's able to play a full season.