Minnesota Timberwolves

Fantasy News

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting that the Wolves are intensifying their pursuit of D'Angelo Russell.

    To this point, the Warriors have been inclined to keep Russell, though the Wolves have had obvious and reported interest in the guard dating back to last summer. His shooting and playmaking would be a big lift to a Minnesota team that's looking to find complements for Karl-Anthony Towns, though Golden State may wait until the summer when they can trade Russell without being hard-capped. Expect the Wolves to be a popular name during trade season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe is headed to the Wolves in a trade, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Crabbe has played a fairly limited role this season in Atlanta, averaging 18.7 minutes across his 28 games with the Hawks. That might even go down in Minnesota, where the Wolves have the wings occupied by Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie and Kelan Martin. Although Crabbe is a good enough shooter (or at least has been in the past) to carve out minutes on this roster, there's no fantasy impact here until we see positive movement. As for the rest of the Wolves, the team now has an open roster spot and the general consensus is that more moves are coming. They've been linked to several different guards in other trade talks and those could heat up again shortly.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Gorgui Dieng
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Gorgui Dieng continued his best Karl-Anthony Towns impression in Wednesday's 104-99 loss to the Pacers, dropping 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

    While Dieng is clearly no Karl-Anthony Towns, he continues to be a very serviceable option in the big man's absence. As long as KAT is out of the lineup, he is someone that can be deployed with relative confidence.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington drained four 3-pointers on Wednesday, ending with 14 points, seven boards, two steals and one block.

    This stat line is very on-brand with what we expect from RoCo. He gives you steals, blocks and threes. He has snuck his way into the top-40 by putting up performances like this.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins couldn't find his shot on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting, three boards, three assists, a steal and a block.

    This wasn't one of his better games and owners will want to move on quickly. He is still expected to see high volume as the team awaits Karl-Anthony Towns' (knee) return.

  • Jarrett Culver
    G-F, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jarrett Culver filled the state sheet on Wednesday, ending with 17 points, five rebounds, an assist, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

    Culver has been hot recently and owners should ride the streak while they can. It wouldn't be surprising to see the rookie cool off at some point as the team returns to full strength, but those in deeper leagues might want to stash him for a while.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns will once again sit out for Wednesday's matchup vs. the Pacers as he works himself back from an illness and a left knee sprain.

    This will mark KAT's 15th consecutive absence. Naz Reid and Gorgui Dieng will continue to see more opportunity at center until KAT is healthy enough for a return. The next opportunity for KAT to play will come on Friday vs. the Pacers.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (illness/left knee sprain) is being listed as questionable to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

    Towns caught an illness at an inopportune time as it appeared he would be making his return on Monday. With that said, it shouldn't be long before the All-Star big man is back on the court for fantasy owners. Gorgui Dieng will get another start if KAT is unable to go.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jake Layman
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jake Layman (left toe sprain) was able to do very basic of on-court work on Tuesday but remains far off from a return to game action.

    Layman can be left on the waiver wire as the turf toe injury continues to derail his first season with the Wolves.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Shabazz Napier
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Shabazz Napier had a nice line on Monday in a 104-117 loss to the Thunder as he produced 16 points on 4-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

    Napier isn't the most reliable, but he's a capable starting point guard, and that's worth something in most leagues. If you need some assists, threes and steals, see if he's a free agent in your league.

  • Robert Covington
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Robert Covington racked up the cash counters against the Thunder on Monday with four triples, three steals and a block to go with 18 points, four rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes.

    Covington had a slow start to the season and hasn't made as much of a splash in fantasy leagues as he did in Philadelphia, but he's crept his way into the top-50/40 (8-cat/9-cat) once again. His value is mainly based on his steals, threes and blocks. If he's rostered by someone that doesn't appreciate him, swoop in and grab Covington.

  • Naz Reid
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Naz Reid scored 20 points, a career-high, on Monday vs. the Thunder, adding four 3-pointers, one rebound, one assist and one block in 18 minutes.

    The Wolves have been banged up for a while, and Reid can get you a few threes in a streaming spot. He probably won't have a role solid enough to hold onto for long.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Monday's game due to illness, but he is expected to return in the near future once he's no longer under the weather.

    Towns' return is imminent, and basically the big takeaway here is that he's essentially cleared to return from his knee injury. KAT has missed the last 13 games and GMs have a tough call this week. All reports indicate that we'll see him return to the court this week, but with tonight's absence he'll play at most three times and is likely to have some minutes restrictions. This is also your very last chance to sell high on Gorgui Dieng.

    Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    According to Jon Krawczysnki of The Athletic, Karl-Anthony Towns (left knee sprain) is "nearing a return" after his latest bout with an illness.

    This is encouraging news after he was listed as out with an illness, as opposed to the month-long "left knee sprain" designation he'd been carrying. We hope you floated a few offers for the franchise big man while he was sidelined since it's likely he returns at full health after missing so many games. That said, this report isn't a guarantee that his return is imminent, but instead it's an intuitive reading of the tea leaves after Towns had been spotted in pregame warmups and effusively (and athletically) celebrating Jarrett Culver dunks on the sidelines. Rest assured, the end of Towns' first real bout with serious injury is nigh. Gorgui Dieng and Naz Reid would both fade into obscurity when Towns makes his eventual return.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns (left knee sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday’s game versus the Thunder.

    There has still been little released regards the extent of Town’s injury. Gorgui Dieng will continue to provide standard league value while he is out.