Player News - Timberwolves

Date: Team: Pos:

Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) will not play on Saturday against the Bulls.

Gorgui Dieng continues to get major minutes and is move involved in the offense now too. Pekovic can be ignored in basically all leagues.
Feb 6 - 6:39 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Saturday.

He is not close to a return and is likely out through the break. Garnett can be ignored in all leagues.
Feb 6 - 6:38 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Bulls.

These guys are not close to a return. Martin may have played his last minutes with the Wolves as the trade deadline approaches. Zach LaVine will get close to 30 minutes tonight and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 6 - 6:36 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett and Nikola Pekovic (foot) are all doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

To be clear, none of them will play and the Wolves should've just listed them as out. Martin may not play again until the trade deadline, and by that by point he might be wearing a different uniform. He's not worth stashing in most leagues, while Zach LaVine will continue to benefit in his absence.
Feb 6 - 1:34 PM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Damjan Rudez has earned more minutes.

"Right now Rudez has put me in a situation where I have to give him more minutes," Mitchell said. "I have to figure out how to get him in the game. Because he played well." Rudez has replaced Nemanja Bjelica in the rotation and scored eight points in 18 minutes vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, but he isn't worth a look in deeper leagues unless he can carve out a role with minutes in the 20s. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 6 - 10:27 AM

Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said that Nemanja Bjelica is "struggling a little bit."

"Bjelica’s been struggling a little bit," Mitchell said. "It happens during the season. The merry-go-round continues to go around. Bjlelica might not be on it right now. But something will happen at a certain point where he has a chance to get back on." Bjelica picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, as Mitchell decided to give his minutes to Damjan Rudez. Bjelica is safe to drop in almost all leagues.
Feb 6 - 10:24 AM

Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

No surprise here. The burly center can't shake his ankle injuries and coach Sam Mitchell said that he's not close to returning, so it's possible the Wolves will shut him down until the All-Star break. He shouldn't be owned.
Feb 5 - 7:47 PM

Kevin Martin (wrist) is officially questionable to play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

Martin has missed six straight games, he hasn't logged 30 minutes in a contest since early December, and Sam Mitchell said recently that he wasn't close to returning. The Wolves' only incentive to play him at less than 100 percent would be to showcase him for a potential trade -- he's not a desirable fantasy asset unless he lands in an ideal situation.
Feb 5 - 7:44 PM

Kevin Garnett (leg) is doubtful to play Saturday vs. the Bulls.

Garnett isn't close to making a return, so plan on him being out tomorrow. Gorgui Dieng will continue to start, and needs to be owned in all leagues.
Feb 5 - 7:44 PM

Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) is not expected to return any time soon.

He can't play big minutes anyway and he might just be a reserve right now. Pekovic shouldn't have been added to begin with, but he can be dropped in basically all leagues.
Feb 5 - 2:35 PM

Kevin Garnett (knee) is not close to a return.

Coach Sam Mitchell said he likes the rotation as is. That means Gorgui Dieng should be locked in to the starting lineup. His scoring is way up, but Dieng's blocks have fallen off. He should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 5 - 2:33 PM

Coach Sam Mitchell said the Kevin Martin (wrist), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) are not close to returning.

"I love the way we're playing right now," Mitchell said. In other words, those guys are basically out of the rotation. This is terrific news for Zach LaVine and Gorgui Dieng. Martin is on the trade block for next to nothing and will need to be dealt to have value.
Feb 5 - 2:30 PM

Andrew Wiggins scored 31 points with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers during a 108-102 win over the Clippers on Wednesday.

He was on fire in the first half with 21 points on 9-of-12 from the field. Wiggins scored 30 points in back-to-back games for the second time this season and now he's doing a better job of getting to the basket -- also playing some more SF minutes recently. His team picked up a big win after suffering a tough loss to the Lakers on Tuesday. Wiggins is doing a little more in fantasy, but he'll have to transform into a multi-cat player to put up must-start value.
Feb 4 - 3:13 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and five turnovers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

Where did the blocks go? Dieng only has one block combined in his last four games in 145 minutes. His five turnovers also matched a season high. As long as he's getting minutes, he should be close to a must-start player.
Feb 4 - 3:06 AM

Zach LaVine scored 17 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against Clippers on Wednesday.

Coach Sam Mitchell went with a lineup quartet of LaVine, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns for 15.3 minutes -- that combo actually has a positive net rating on the year, too. The UCLA product has hinted he likes playing shooting guard more and he's had some solid success there recently. LaVine should be owned in standard leagues. Additionally, he will be in the dunk contest next week.
Feb 4 - 2:57 AM


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