February 9, 2020, 6:05 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Raptors.
If Russell is unable to suit we should see a fair amount of Jordan McLaughlin again and he has been filling in admirably.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 8, 2020, 11:20 pmMalik BeasleySG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Malik Beasley drained seven triples and double-doubled with 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting and 10 rebounds in his Wolves' debut on Saturday.
Beasley got the start in his first game for his new team and treated the Minnesota fans to a show. Beasley won't be this good and the return of D'Angelo Russell will take some shots away from him, but he is a strong add in standard leagues given his new situation.
February 8, 2020, 11:15 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench on Saturday.
Reid also hit four triples to cap off a stellar performance in limited minutes. Reid will struggle to get minutes in the front court with Karl-Anthony Towns, Juancho Hernangomez and James Johnson ahead of him. Reid can be left on the waiver wire.
February 8, 2020, 11:08 pmJosh OkogieSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Josh Okogie started on Saturday and scored 15 points (3-of-5 from the field) with two steals and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Okogie shot 7-of-8 from the free throw line for a second consecutive game and outplayed Jarrett Culver again (five points in 23 minutes off the bench on Saturday). D'Angelo Russell will hurt Okogie's value when he returns and he should be left for deeper leagues as a steals specialist.
February 8, 2020, 10:54 pmJordan McLaughlinPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jordan McLaughlin started on Saturday and scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go with 11 assists and two threes in 37 minutes.
McLaughlin scored 15 points with seven assists in 31 minutes on Wednesday and outplayed Jarrett Culver (five points in 23 minutes) on Saturday. The Wolves overhauled their roster at the trade deadline and McLaughlin is trending up after two good games in a row, but his value will take a hit when D'Angelo Russell returns. McLaughlin could have deep-league value as an assists specialist if he can be the primary backup point guard behind Russell. Culver, on the other hand, is trending in the wrong direction and is a drop in 14-team leagues.
February 8, 2020, 10:45 pmJuancho HernangomezPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Juancho Hernangomez started in his debut for the Wolves and scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting with three assists and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes on Saturday.
Hernangomez started at PF and he has the inside track to keep that role on his new team. He can be added in standard leagues after this performance, but don't expect more than late-round value from Hernangomez.
February 8, 2020, 10:39 pmJames JohnsonPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
James Johnson came off the bench in his debut for the Wolves and posted a full line with 15 points, five assists, two steals, one block and two triples in 20 minutes on Saturday.
Johnson flashed the type of well-rounded production that he can offer if given the minutes. He is a player to put on a watch list and could be a solid contributor across the board if he gets 27 minutes per game in Minnesota.
February 8, 2020, 4:46 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion) has been ruled out of Saturday's game versus the Clippers.
Russell will have to wait before making his debut with the Timberwolves, but the quad injury is relatively new. It does not appear to be anything serious and expect Jarret Culver to assume most of the ball handling responsibilities.
Source: Chris Milholen on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 6:28 pmD'Angelo RussellPG, Minnesota Timberwolves
D'Angelo Russell will be a game-time decision for the Wolves-Clippers matchup on Saturday.
Russell is dealing with a quad injury as well and the Wolves are working to complete his physical. He could miss Saturday, but the Wolves will want to see what their new shiny toy can do alongside Karl-Anthony Towns soon enough. His prospects look pretty good for the second half of the season as the lead guard in Minnesota.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 2:24 pmJacob EvansSG, Minnesota Timberwolves
Jacob Evans has been traded to the Timberwolves as part of the trade to acquire D'Angelo Russell.
Evans had become an afterthought in Golden State with the improved play of both Damion Lee and Jordan Poole recently, and he would've been pressed for playing time regardless. In Minnesota, he's theoretically in a better situation, but the Wolves will likely prioritize the development on Jarrett Culver or Josh Okogie, two former first-round draft picks, and Malik beasley, a recent trade acquisition who's headed toward restricted free agency. Hell, maybe even Kelan Martin gets ahead of him. Evans is off the radar.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 2:19 pmOmari SpellmanPF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Omari Spellman has been traded to the Timberwolves as part of the trade to acquire D'Angelo Russell.
Spellman joins a rapidly crowding roster with Jarred Vanderbilt, Juancho Hernangomez and Gorgui Dieng in the frontcourt, but Spellman has a chance to carve out a meaningful role in Minnesota. He's a player to watch as the Wolves turn their eye towards identifying players to keep through their rebuild.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
February 6, 2020, 1:49 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins has been traded to the Warriors in exchange for D'Angelo Russell, Jacob Evans and Omari Spellman.
The Wiggins era in Minnesota ends with a whimper, but this is as good a landing spot for Wiggins as he could've hoped for. Wiggins will get to play with Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green while learning from one of the best head coaches in the league in Steve Kerr, who has already helped develop rehab projects like Marquese Chriss this season. He could, of course, recede into the former low-usage, Harrison Barnes-type role, but GM Bob Myers doesn't trade for players he doesn't plan to feature or at least play to their strengths. Wiggins should be able to dominate touches until Curry returns and Damion Lee is no longer the clear-cut winner of the Dubs' previous trade.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski in Twitter
February 6, 2020, 11:06 amAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Wolves continue to dangle Andrew Wiggins in their effort to land Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell in a trade, according to Chris Crouse of Heavy.com.
It’s not certain how far those talks went but the Wolves continue to explore this route among others in hopes of landing their coveted point guard before the trade deadline. Wiggins is averaging 22.4 points per game this season while he has put an emphasis on taking better shots, resulting to him returning borderline top-100 value so far.
February 5, 2020, 11:21 pmRobert CovingtonSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Robert Covington is expected to be available to play for the Rockets on Thursday vs. the Lakers.
The trade to send Covington and Jordan Bell to the Rockets has been finalized and both players are expected to be available to play for the Rockets on Thursday. Covington should see increased value as a perfect fit in Houston's system and Bell may only see limited minutes as the Rockets seem to be committed to playing small and having P.J. Tucker play most of his minutes at the center position.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
February 5, 2020, 11:09 pmAndrew WigginsSF, Minnesota Timberwolves
Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points on 9-of-20 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two steals, one block and three triples in a 127-120 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday.
Wiggins shot 4-of-6 from the line and collected four turnovers to put a damper on an otherwise fantasy-friendly stat line. Unfortunately, Wiggins has cooled off from his hot start and is outside the top-150 the past month. Wiggins will likely remain a late-round player who's perceived fantasy value is better than his actual fantasy value. Try and sell-high on him if you can.