January 18, 2019, 11:25 pmDerrick Rose - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Rose scored 23 points (0-for-3 from deep) to go with six assists and a turnover in Friday’s 116-113 loss to the visiting Spurs.
Rose also hit all 11 of his freebies in 27 minutes. Aside from the bum ankle keeping him bouncing in and out of the lineup, Rose has had a very nice bounce-back season with top-70 season-long value in 8/9-cat. Jeff Teague added 15 points, one 3, six assists and a steal and has been around the top-100 since returning from his ankle injury.
January 18, 2019, 11:21 pmAndrew Wiggins - G/F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins hit 3-of-5 threes but finished Friday's loss to the Spurs with an empty 17 points (0-for-2 from the line), five rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.
Since his 40-point double-double on January 8, Wiggins has gone back to providing low-efficiency, low-impact lines which makes him virtually unplayable in roto and a major drag in H2H (outside the top-200 in 9-cat over the last two months).
January 18, 2019, 11:15 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns had a game to forget in Friday’s home loss to the Spurs, fouling out after 21 minutes with 23 points, one 3, six rebounds and three turnovers.
Towns has had a bit of a rough week, shooting just 44 percent from the field coming into Friday’s game. He’s still a top-8 play for the year so don’t freak out. Taj Gibson double-doubled with 14 points, 11 boards and two blocks and has maintained his top-125 play under his new coach.
January 17, 2019, 2:20 pmTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
While there is no timetable for the return of Tyus Jones, the Wolves have said that he is only dealing with a regular sprain of his left ankle and not a high sprain.
Jones was reported to be in a walking boot for the next several days, so we'll have a better idea of a return date once he sheds that boot. In the meantime it'll be Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose soaking up all the point guard minutes so there isn't much change to the fantasy landscape. Perhaps Dario Saric becomes more of a facilitator in the second unit, but that's really the only fantasy-relevant wrinkle to look for.
Source: Jon Kraqczynski on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 10:15 pmTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
As per Adrian Wojnarowski, Tyus Jones will be wearing a walking boot for the next several days and will be day-to-day after that.
Jones has been a good steals specialist for streaming purposes but with Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague now both healthy, there's little need to hang onto him considering he's set to miss multiple games.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 9:00 amJames Nunnally - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
The Rockets are exploring the possibility of signing James Nunnally to a ten-day contract.
Houston is desperate for a forward after they were unable to come to an agreement with Danuel House Jr. who has returned to the G-League after his two-way contract expired. Nunally was recently waived by the Wolves and he has some offers from Europe but he is likely exploring the possibility of staying in the NBA. He is a 3-point specialist who could flourish under the right environment and the Rockets will be a good fit for him.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
January 16, 2019, 12:30 amTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported that Tyus Jones has a high left ankle sprain.
X-rays taken were negative and that's definitely a week-to-week injury and could easily be a month or more. It looked really bad when it happened. Now the Wolves are really shallow in the backcourt so look for Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose and Josh Okogie to get all they can eat, while Jerryd Bayless might get dusted off and play nominal minutes. Somebody like Dario Saric might be needed to run more offense, too.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 9:55 pmDario Saric - F - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dario Saric shot 5-for-9 from the field for 11 points with five boards, two assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes against his former Sixers in a 149-107 loss on Tuesday.
Saric saw his value drop sharply this season, especially after the trade to the Timberwolves for Jimmy Butler. He played well in limited minutes tonight, but he is still stuck in a position battle with Taj Gibson. He is not a must-hold player in standard leagues at this point.
January 15, 2019, 9:50 pmDerrick Rose - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Rose (right ankle) shot 6-for-13 from the field for 15 points with two boards, four assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Sixers on Tuesday.
Rose was removed from the injury report leading up to the game, which is a good sign moving forward. The Timberwolves were getting crushed all night, limiting minutes for all significant contributors. Rose is a solid hold in standard leagues.
January 15, 2019, 9:46 pmJeff Teague - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (left ankle) shot 4-for-9 from the field for 11 points with one board, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes on Tuesday against the Sixers.
Teague was a game-time decision coming in, but gutted it out and played on Tuesday night. He wasn't very effective, only helping with two steals in an otherwise forgettable stat line. Teague will have three days to heal up for the Spurs on Friday.
January 15, 2019, 9:42 pmKarl-Anthony Towns - F/C - Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns shot 4-for-10 from the floor for 13 points with three boards, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes on Tuesday against the Sixers.
KAT sure knows how to stink up the joint when Jimmy Butler is nearby. It was easily his worst game since Butler left town, as the Timberwolves were getting blown out by 25 by halftime. Expect KAT to bounce back against the Spurs in a big way on Friday, as long as Butler isn't in attendance.
January 15, 2019, 8:51 pmTyus Jones - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyus Jones (left ankle) was helped off to the locker room on Wednesday.
Jones landed awkwardly on his left foot and immediately went down in a lot of pain. He appeared seriously injured and is not expected to return to the game. Jones couldn't put weight on his foot, signaling a possible sprain. Stay tuned.
Source: Tim Bontemps on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 6:36 pmJeff Teague - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (left ankle) is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Sixers.
Teague was said to be a game-time decision after re-injuring his troublesome left ankle on Saturday but today was largely business as usual and he didn't seem to be in any danger of missing this one after going through morning shootaround. Going forward it'll be worth watching how Teague, Derrick Rose and Tyus Jones split minutes under Ryan Saunders.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 6:21 pmJeff Teague - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague (left ankle) is not on the Wolves' pregame injury update and will play on Tuesday.
Teague reinjured his left ankle on Saturday but was able to go through this morning's shootaround. He was said to be a game-time decision but we're taking his exclusion from this update as a positive sign. Make sure Teague is in your fantasy lineups.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 15, 2019, 6:18 pmDerrick Rose - G - Minnesota Timberwolves
Derrick Rose (right ankle) is available to play in Tuesday's game against the Sixers.
Rose was expected to play after his Saturday absence was deemed precautionary on the second leg of a back-to-back. He's good to get back into all lineups and will cut into Tyus Jones' playing time.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter