March 8, 2020, 6:46 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid shot just 4-of-14 from the field on Sunday but still managed a useful statline of 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and a block.
Reid missed all five of his triples and that's just the risk for centers who do a lot of work from distance. He's got a fun stat set and has a place on rosters in just about all leagues these days, but Reid won't be the FG% boost that most big men are. Still, he's got a ton of breathing room with Karl-Anthony Towns out for an indeterminate period.
March 6, 2020, 10:41 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid contributed 16 points (5-for-14), three rebounds, three assists, one three, one steal and one block in 28 minutes of action in Friday's loss to the Magic.
Reid continues to show off his scoring prowess in the wake of the Karl-Anthony Towns injury. His ability to score from distance and provide defensive numbers while also hitting his free throws (5-for-6 from the line tonight) make him an intriguing pickup, especially with the Wolves announcing Towns will miss at least another two weeks.
March 4, 2020, 11:40 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid posted his second straight double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.
It took Reid a little bit to get going even with the lengthy absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, but it's safe to say that things are starting to click. With a steady role and a fun stat set, as evidenced by the blocks and threes, it's probably time to scoop Reid up if he's still available in your leagues. He's just a late-round guy in 8-cat formats but is a top-100 player in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks.
March 3, 2020, 11:28 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid was very active on Tuesday, going for 13 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in the Wolves' win over the Pelicans.
In the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, Reid has been a usable fantasy player. His stat-stuffing effort on Tuesday only solidified that fact. He's always shown mouth-watering per-36 numbers, ranking inside the top-50 this season in that regard, and he is finally getting a shot to make good on those statistics. He has been productive with KAT out and should continue to be as long as he is seeing floor time.
March 1, 2020, 6:51 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid picked up nine points, a career-high 12 rebounds and two assists in Sunday's loss.
Reid didn't register a block or a three and shot just 4-for-13 from the field, but did log 27 minutes. He's been outside the top-150 in 9-cat over the last two weeks but has an outside shot at late-round value as long as he's getting minutes like this.
February 26, 2020, 10:46 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid got bitten by the foul-trouble bug on Wednesday (five fouls) and limited to playing just 19 minutes and producing nine points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one block.
Reid's upside is tantalizing, there's no question about that. He can do it all, but may not be ready for high-level pro play just yet. Due to his lack of reliable, consistent production, Reid is best suited as a guy to own in 16-teamers or deeper.
February 25, 2020, 12:05 amNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid shot an awful 2-of-10 from the field for six points, five boards, two dimes, one triple and three blocks in 27 minutes on Monday.
Reid is still getting a feel for his new role as the Wolves' starting center. The three blocks were a nice touch, but we've seen his flashes of upside and are waiting patiently for him to deliver on a regular basis. James Johnson continues to outplay him. Johnson put up 19 points, five rebounds, one trey and two blocks in his 24 minutes off the bench.
February 23, 2020, 9:33 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid produced 13 points (5-of-12 FG), five rebounds, one 3-pointer and one steal against the Nuggets on Sunday.
Reid only saw 22 minutes and picked up five fouls in the process. He has now had five fouls in three straight outings, and that issue could cripple his value in the long run if he does not get it under control. It'd be nice to see Reid pick up some blocks, but the upside remains tantalizing for as long as Karl-Anthony Towns is out of the picture. James Johnson also remains a productive option for the Wolves, emerging with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer while coming off the bench. Johnson is a standard league pickup while KAT is absent.
February 21, 2020, 11:58 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid tied his career-high with nine rebounds on Friday, adding 19 points and three steals in the Wolves' loss to the Celtics.
Reid is starting with Karl-Anthony Towns on the shelf for the next couple of weeks. He looks very good and is making the most of his opportunity. Reid's per-36 minute numbers have been mouthwatering all season and it is his time to shine. He should be one of the hottest waiver pickups this week.
February 21, 2020, 6:29 pmNaz ReidC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Naz Reid will draw the start when the Wolves clash with the Celtics on Friday.
With Karl-Anthony Towns dealing with a left wrist fracture that will be re-evaluated in two weeks, Reid has a nice couple of weeks of value ahead of him. He will have to coexist with James Johnson in a timeshare, but he has enough upside between the blocks and 3-pointers to deliver standard league value as a starter.
Source: Jon Krawczyn on Twitter
February 12, 2020, 6:00 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns (left wrist) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Hornets and he will undergo further evaluation over the All-Star break.
This is the first that we are hearing about this injury and we will need to wait to get more news before deciding to stream anyone in particular. Naz Reid, James Johnson and Juan Hernangómez just became a lot more attractive in DFS on Wednesday's slate.
Source: Wolves PR on Twitter
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.
January 16, 2020, 5:48 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, Minnesota Timberwolves
Karl-Anthony Towns is once again questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers with a sprained left knee.
For the last couple of games, KAT was dealing with an illness but that is not on Thursday's edition of the injury report. KAT appears to only be questionable with a left knee sprain that has now cost him 15 games. Gorgui Dieng and Naz Reid will continue to see an increase in minutes for as long as KAT remains sidelined. If KAT is on your roster, make sure to check the news before tip-off to see if KAT is finally able to return.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 15, 2020, 6:26 pmKarl-Anthony TownsC, 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
January 13, 2020, 11:00 pmNaz ReidC, 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.