Player News - Timberwolves

Date: Team: Pos:

Brandon Rush played 33 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday, but missed all five of shots and failed to score.

He finished with five rebounds and two assists. He was averaging 27.0 minutes per game in February prior to tonight, but he might be the least productive starter in the league with averages of 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in that span. There's no fantasy value here.
Feb 26 - 12:40 AM

Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points in 37 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday.

Wiggins finished 11-of-22 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line with two rebounds, two assists, three steals, one triple and six turnovers in the loss -- the Wolves finished with a season-high 25 turnovers that led to 38 points for Houston. He's now scored 20+ points in 17 straight games, the longest streak in franchise history. He's a safe bet to keep the streak going against the Kings on Monday.
Feb 26 - 12:35 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points with a career-high 22 rebounds in Saturday's 142-130 loss to the Rockets.

So good. KAT has been the top player in standard leagues for over a month and showed why tonight, shooting 16-of-24 from the field, 4-of-4 from the line and 1-of-2 from beyond the arc with three assists, one block and one steal. He took advantage of a Houston team that has allowed the fourth most fantasy points to centers this season, but he gets another great matchup on Monday vs. the Kings. There's no reason to sell high.
Feb 26 - 12:28 AM

Gorgui Dieng double-doubled with 16 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday vs the Rockets.

Dieng finished an efficient 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, adding two assists, four steals and one block in 36 minutes. The big man has slowed down considerably in February with averages of 7.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in his previous 11 games this month, so there's some buy-low appeal here for a guy who's still returning top-60 value in standard leagues on the season.
Feb 26 - 12:21 AM

Tyus Jones scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 25 minutes vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

He played 13 minutes next to Ricky Rubio and 11 minutes next to Kris Dunn, so it's encouraging that the Wolves may use more two-PG lineups going forward. Jones fell one point shy of his career-high and hit a career-high three triples in the win, so put him on your radar if you're in a deeper league.
Feb 25 - 12:21 AM

Ricky Rubio double-doubled with 13 points and 14 assists on Friday vs. the Mavericks.

He was a popular name at the deadline and there was a good chance that he was going to end up with the Knicks, but the Wolves stood pat and will likely roll with Rubio as their starting PG until a playoff spot is out of reach -- The Wolves are only three losses behind the eighth-seeded Nuggets. Rubio shot 6-of-13 from the field in 35 minutes with five rebounds and three steals, and it's also encouraging that the Wolves are utilizing more two-PG lineups with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season. Rubio's owners can breathe easy.
Feb 25 - 12:14 AM

Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting in Friday's win over the Mavericks.

It would be tough to find a hotter player in the NBA right now. Wiggins added seven rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer, and he's now scored 25+ points in seven straight games. Wiggins is averaging a ridiculous 32.8 points on 56.3 percent shooting with 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 3-pointers over his last five outings, so he's quickly developing into a complete player in both real life and in fantasy. He just turned 22 years old on Thursday.
Feb 25 - 12:04 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 26 points with 18 rebounds, three assists, one steal and seven turnovers in a 97-84 win over the Mavericks on Friday.

He had 20 points and 10 rebounds alone in the second half, and this was his 13th straight game with 20+ points. Towns shot 12-of-18 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, and there's simply no reason to sell high even though he's been the best player in standard leagues for over a month. He's just that good.
Feb 24 - 11:57 PM

The Wolves opted not to trade Ricky Rubio on Thursday, despite talking to the Knicks about a possible deal involving Derrick Rose.

"Different things are thrown around but we didn't think anything was close or made sense for us," said coach Tom Thibodeau. The Knicks reportedly wanted to get Nemanja Bjelica in addition to Rubio, but the Wolves declined and the deal fell through. It'll be business as usual for Rubio and Rose down the stretch.
Feb 23 - 3:51 PM

Ricky Rubio is practicing prior to the trade deadline on Thursday.

There's not much information to be gleaned here, but at a minimum it doesn't sound like a Rubio trade has already been agreed upon. The Knicks have repeatedly been mentioned as suitors for Rubio, possibly in a deal involving Derrick Rose, and we won't have to wait much longer to learn his fate.
Feb 23 - 1:53 PM

The Knicks and Timberwolves "remain engaged in trade talks" toward a deal with Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This is pretty much a non-update here, but it's worth a mention that ESPN is following up on The Vertical's report of the Knicks and Wolves talking. For some reason, the Wolves look like they're trying to fight for the eighth spot and get some assets, as well.
Feb 23 - 12:43 PM

The Wolves are determined to move Shabazz Muhammad according to TNT reporter David Aldridge.

The Wolves still have their eyes on a playoff push and Ricky Rubio and Muhammad are the most likely to be moved. Muhammad is a pure scorer with very little upside in standard fantasy leagues, so he doesn't have much stash appeal. He's averaging 9.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 3-pointers in 19.6 minutes this season and he's been linked to the Rockets and Wizards so far.
Feb 23 - 11:24 AM

Ricky Rubio remains a "significant target" for the Knicks on Thursday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Woj added late on Wednesday night that at least a couple teams received a call from Minnesota about Ricky Rubio, so the Knicks could be one of them. Woj also added that the Derrick Rose rumors have lost some steam with no teams really interested in him right now. Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn could be decent stashes for PG-needy owners in competitive leagues.
Feb 23 - 9:28 AM

Shabazz Muhammad is another player on Houston's radar.

This report adds that it doesn't sound like anything is close. Muhammad's name has popped up before with some rumors tied to the Suns and he could be dealt as coach Tom Thibodeau tries to mold the team in his image. He doesn't have much fantasy value regardless.
Feb 22 - 6:38 PM

The Knicks have liked Nemanja Bjelica for a while and inquired about his availability in Derrick Rose talks, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

Much to the dismay of Wolves fans, the Rose talks look like they'll continue through the deadline. Coach Tom Thibodeau was going to entertain the idea of playing Bjelica at the three, but it just hasn't happened to limit his minutes. If the Knicks are selling and possibly shut players down, Bjelica could get a slight bump in value with a deal. Obviously fantasy owners can stand pat here.
Feb 22 - 5:55 PM


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