January 11, 2020, 8:31 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid strutted his stuff on Saturday, exploding for a fresh career-best 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one trey in 18 minutes off the bench.
Reid's time in the fantasy spotlight may be shortlived as Karl-Anthony Towns is expected back any game now. Naz is more of a dynasty stash than a deep-league season-long asset at this point in his career.
January 11, 2020, 8:28 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington was amazing on the defensive end of the floor on Saturday, collecting six steals and blocking two shots, adding 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with seven rebouns, two assists and one triple.
His defense was there but the Wolves' didn't have enough offensive punch to outgun the Rockets on the other end. RoCo is an intriguing player to watch heading into the trade deadline as he might be playing impressive 3-and-D wearing a different jersey before the season is over.
January 11, 2020, 8:21 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng was plagued by foul trouble on Saturday and saw just 19 minutes of action but it didn't stop him from posting a solid line of 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, four treys and one steal.
Dieng could soon see his value fall off a cliff with Karl-Anthony Towns now only being held out due to an illness. If you're in a weekly roster-lock league, you may want to sit Dieng, despite the Wolves' four-game week ahead.
January 11, 2020, 3:52 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (left knee sprain) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Rockets.
Towns will miss his 13th straight game and little has been released on the extent of his injury. Gorgui Dieng will draw another start in his absence.
Source: Timberwolves PR on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 5:48 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Like clockwork, Karl-Anthony Towns is questionable for Saturday's game with the Blazers as he continues to nurse a left knee sprain.
KAT continues to ever so slowly return from the injury but who knows when he will actually appear in a game. Keep holding Gorgui Dieng and reaping the nice numbers while Towns keeps us in suspense. Jake Layman has been ruled out for Saturday due to his left toe sprain.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 10:26 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves in their 116-102 win on Thursday with 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with three boards, eight dimes and two triples.
Wiggins was one assist shy of his career-high of nine and delivered his best game since returning from injury. He's just outside of the top-75 in 9-cat leagues on the year and with Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) having no timetable for a return, we can expect a bump in Wiggins' usage.
January 9, 2020, 10:26 pmJeff TeaguePG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jeff Teague scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three boards, six assists, a block and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Teague has been splitting time (25 minutes) with Shabazz Napier (20 minutes, nine points, two rebounds, four assists and a triple) and it's partly due to his knee issues, but we're still hanging on here. Even though the role is slightly diminished, he's still putting up solid value.
January 9, 2020, 10:25 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting while adding four rebounds, two steals, two blocks and two triples on Thursday.
Covington is as good as ever and tonight's line is exactly why we loved him years ago. As long as the minutes come, the cash counters should as well.
January 9, 2020, 10:24 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng double-doubled on Thursday with 12 points and 10 boards to go with two steals, a block and two triples.
Dieng is enjoying extra run due to Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) out without a timetable. He's worth a look for short-term big man stats if you need a boost there.
January 9, 2020, 6:25 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl Anthony-Towns will once again sit out on Thursday vs. the Blazers as he continues to nurse a left knee sprain.
Thursday's game will mark KAT's 12th straight missed game. Gorgui Dieng is a must-own, must-start player for as long as KAT remains sidelined.
Source: Jace Frederick
January 9, 2020, 1:10 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (left knee sprain) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
KAT last played on December 13, when he cooked the Clippers for 39 points. Since then he's been routinely listed as questionable, and this is really the first hint that he might be close to a return. Expect some kind of minutes restriction whenever Towns does get back on the floor, as this is the first significant injury of his career in terms of time missed. Gorgui Dieng's fantasy value appears to be on its last legs.
Source: Dane Moore on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 4:55 pmJake LaymanSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jake Layman will not play in Thursday's contest vs. the Blazers as he continues to deal with a sprained left toe.
Including Thursday's game, Layman has missed 22 consecutive contests and is well off the fantasy radar for now.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 8, 2020, 4:52 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns continues to be listed as questionable with a left knee sprain as they face the Blazers on Thursday.
Towns has missed 11 straight games, despite being listed as questionable repeatedly. It is unclear when he will return and Gorgui Dieng is a must-own player until Towns comes back. Dieng has been producing 6th/5th round value in 8/9-cat leagues over the past month. Continue to monitor Towns' status heading into Thursday as there is still a chance that he might return with the questionable tag.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
January 7, 2020, 10:26 pmJarrett CulverG-F, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jarrett Culver finished Tuesday's loss with a career-high 24 points (8-of-11 FG), five rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Culver's playing time is back on the upswing and this makes five straight games with at least 10 points, and at least one steal in each of his last seven with 15 in that span. The youngster is worth a short-term look in most formats with top-125 value in the last couple of weeks, but don't expect him to stick on your roster from here on out. We've seen big lulls, which is to be expected from most rookies.
January 7, 2020, 10:24 pmGorgui DiengC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Gorgui Dieng drew another start on Tuesday night but could muster just 11 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 25 minutes.
The Wolves ran a big rotation in this one with 11 guys playing 10 minutes or more, and Jonas Valanciunas being limited to 22 minutes didn't help Dieng's case for more time. Keep rolling him out there for as long as Karl-Anthony Towns is out.