Minnesota Timberwolves

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  • Kelan Martin
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Kelan Martin started on Wednesday and scored nine points on 3-of-7 shooting to go with two steals and one block in 22 minutes.

    Martin could be out of the rotation when Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley join the Timberwovles so look past this line and leave him on the waiver wire.

  • Josh Okogie
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Josh Okogie started on Wednesday and scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting with three steals and one block in 37 minutes.

    Okogie's shot was great on Wednesday as he was also 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He won't shoot this well every game and if he shot at his regular shooting percentage of 39.7 percent this line would look lackluster. Fantasy GMs should wait to see what Okogie's role looks like when Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley join the team before considering adding him.

  • Jordan McLaughlin
    PG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan McLaughlin came off the bench on Wednesday and scored 15 points with seven assists and three steals in 31 minutes.

    It's tough to read too much into the rotations for Minnesota in this game since they traded Robert Covington and don't have Malik Beasley or Juancho Hernangomez active yet. Fantasy GMs should wait to see what McLaughlin looks like with Beasley in the lineup before they consider adding him in standard leagues. He is a speculative add in 16-team leagues after this performance.

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (left patella subluxation) will play in Wednesday's game against his former team.

    Crabbe will make his debut for the Wolves on Wednesday and his first game will come against the team that traded him just yesterday. Crabbe has not produced value in fantasy circles so far this season but is someone to watch to see what kind of role he can carve out with the new-look Wolves.

    Source: Wolves PR on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (left patella subluxation) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game.

    He was previously listed as doubtful. Josh Okogie will see more time if the 3-point specialist cannot play against the Hawks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jarred Vanderbilt
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Nuggets have traded Jarred Vanderbilt to the Wolves.

    Vanderbilt is one of the names who's being bounced around so that all the roster spots and salaries match up in a huge four-team deal. He has a chance to see spot minutes with the Wolves completely gutting their power forward rotation tonight — Robert Covington, Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh and Jordan Bell are all on new teams — though he's likely to play behind Juancho Hernangomez and whoever else the Wolves add between now and Thursday. He's been a strong rebounder throughout his career but has never played enough to pop on the fantasy radar. Don't expect that to change.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Evan Turner
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Evan Turner has been traded to the Wolves in Tuesday's four-team trade involving the Hawks, Rockets and Nuggets.

    The Wolves had to move several players to take on Turner's $18.6 million salary, but they'll also receive a first-round pick from the Hawks (via Brooklyn) as part of the deal, and are said to be stockpiling assets as part of their larger deadline plans. ET has been largely out of the rotation this year and shouldn't expect much playing time in Minnesota, either.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Juancho Hernangomez
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Nuggets will trade Juancho Hernangomez to the Wolves.

    Hernangomez should get a new lease on life with Minnesota, though the Wolves may continue to shake up their roster through Thursday's deadline. As of right now he looks like a plausible add in competitive 12-team formats, though it's tough to read too much into his modest production this season, as he's averaged just 11.9 mpg. Back in 2018-19, Hernangomez averaged 5.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.4 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.9 threes in 19.4 mpg. He'll have a shot at low-end value, especially with the combo forward role completely wide open in Minnesota.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    As part of Tuesday's four-team trade, the Wolves will receive Malik Beasley from the Nuggets.

    Beasley has been on the block for most of this season, with the Nuggets unwilling to simply lose him for nothing in restricted free agency. He performed admirably in an elevated role last season but has seen his playing time dwindle with Will Barton and Gary Harris both healthier than last year — down to 18.0 mpg and only 40 appearances. Beasley could've been a potential pickup in fantasy with a bigger role but that's unlikely to come in Minnesota, where he'll be battling for playing time with Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie. The Wolves are said to be active on the trade market, however, so his situation may change yet again. Right now Beasley is only a speculative pickup in deeper formats but we'll see where he's at when the dust settles on Thursday. The inclusion of Shabazz Napier in this megadeal opens things up a bit more but he's only a low-end speculative add in 12-team leagues right now.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Clint Capela is headed to the Hawks in a dizzying four-team trade that sends Robert Covington to the Rockets, Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Noah Vonleh, Jarred Vanderbilt and Keita Bates-Diop as well as Denver's two first-round picks for 2020 to the Wolves with Denver getting Gerald Green and Shabazz Napier.

    Capela will make for an intriguing frontcourt partner with John Collins. Capela's arrival all but snuffs out any viable value Alex Len and Damian Jones were holding onto. It's noteworthy that Capela has not played alongside a true scoring frontcourt threat, like Collins, so there will definitely be an adjustment period for both big men. That all said, expect Capela's marching orders to be simple. Focus on crashing the boards and blocking shots, which makes sense as those are his strengths. On the other end of the coin, he will see dips in his scoring. Overall, Capela's value should remain close to stable, but will be downgraded due to the Hawks' less than ideal fantasy playoff schedule.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    The Timberwolves, Hawks and Rockets are in advanced talks on a trade involving Clint Capela, Robert Covington and Evan Turner, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Hawks would land Capela, Covington would head to the Rockets and the Timberwolves would end up with Turner and draft picks. A fourth team is also rumored to be in the mix. The trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Buckle up, this would be a big one with some serious fantasy implications.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • D'Angelo Russell
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer reports that the Warriors and Wolves discussed a swap of D'Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins but talks are held up due to protections on the Wolves' 2020 first-round pick.

    The Wolves have long been interested in adding Russell, and it sounds like they were close with this new route. If talks reignite and a similar deal is consummated, each player might have as much opportunity as they could handle on their new team.

    Source: Kevin O'Connor on Twitter

  • Allen Crabbe
    SG, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Allen Crabbe (left patella subluxation) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks.

    This is exactly how the Wolves treated his status prior to Monday's game against the Kings. He has yet to garner serious minutes on either team he has been on this year, though.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Karl-Anthony Towns
    C, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns had a strong overall game on Monday, scoring 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds, six assists, a steal, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

    It's more or less of the same with KAT, he had one of his lower scoring nights, but has been playing heavy minutes as of late which is what we want to see. He'll continue to fill it up across the stat sheet in the next one.

  • Andrew Wiggins
    SF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Andrew Wiggins misfired on Monday, scoring 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting while adding six boards, five dimes, a steal and a block.

    Wiggins was extremely passive tonight, which hurt your percentages, but he was able to do a bit of everything else to help him salvage his night. He's come a long way from his one-dimensional chucking days.