Player News - Timberwolves

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The Nets will reportedly pursue Shabazz Muhammad as a restricted free agent this offseason.

Both Minnesota and Brooklyn will have a ton of cap space this offseason, but given Muhammad's skill set, the Timberwolves may let him walk if the Nets come in with a big time offer. Muhammad would provide the Nets with a much-needed scoring punch, so he could potentially have some value in Brooklyn.
Apr 20 - 12:48 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns put a pretty bow on his second season during a 123-118 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 21 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

There's really nothing left to say about a guy who will still be just 21 years old when next season starts. In the final three months of the season, KAT averaged 28.2 points, 12.7 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys on 59.0 percent from the field and 84.9 percent from the line. He's basically the prototype for a fantasy big man and is the frontrunner to be our No. 1 pick for fantasy drafts next year. Oh and he hasn't missed a game yet.
Apr 13 - 12:15 AM

Kris Dunn made a start against the Rockets on Wednesday, handing out a career-high 16 assists with 10 points, one steal and two rebounds in 32 minutes.

That's a great sign for the Wolves heading into the offseason. Dunn was expected to be a somewhat NBA-ready guard after three years at Providence and he also lit it up in Las Vegas. However, his lack of a jump shot limited his opportunity to get consistent minutes. The Wolves could be active in the trade market, so Dunn's role is somewhat unclear. If he gets a jumper at all, look out.
Apr 13 - 12:05 AM

Tyus Jones scored a career-high 17 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

While he still hasn't really shown much in his NBA career, it's important to remember Jones is still just 20 years old. He has shown some bright spots as a scorer and isn't quite as bad on defense, so he could have a chance to be in the rotation next year. The Wolves could make a move with three candidates for point guard minutes.
Apr 12 - 11:57 PM

Ricky Rubio (rest) did not play on Wednesday against the Rockets.

The Wolves wanted to get a look at their young point guards, so they gave Rubio his first game off since Jan. 22. Considering how well he played, the Rubio trade rumors should subside this summer, but anything is possible after this team was a disappointment.
Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

Kris Dunn will start Wednesday's game in place of Ricky Rubio.

This was announced after 8pm, so DFS owners can't take advantage, but it'll still be fun to see what Dunn can do in an expanded role with Minny's other starters.
Apr 12 - 8:05 PM

Kris Dunn will start for Ricky Rubio against the Rockets on Wednesday.

In the season finale, there is a very good chance Rubio gets the night off and Tyus Jones backs up Dunn. Rubio had a great run post break, averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Dunn will be a risky DFS play, but he has upside.
Apr 12 - 8:03 PM

Ricky Rubio played 36 minutes and hit just 4-of-13 shots, but still finished with 14 points, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Tom Thibodeau doesn't rest his guys - ever. It's possible he could sit his studs in Wednesday's finale at Houston, but it doesn't appear to be a likely scenario. Make sure they're all playing prior to game time and then feel free to unleash the Wolves in DFS play. Tonight's game was meaningless, yet Thibs' four key starters (Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rubio) each played at least 36 minutes in a two-point loss.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns hit 10-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, 12 rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes of Tuesday's tough 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Although the game was meaningless, Tom Thibodeau played his studs and both teams played hard. Maybe it was because this was Minnesota's home finale, but then again, Thibodeau doesn't really ever rest anyone. The Wolves are at Houston on Wednesday for their season finale and we had to bet on whether the studs would sit or play, given who their coach is, we're going with "play."
Apr 11 - 10:26 PM

Gorgui Dieng ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and a steal over 37 minutes in Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Dieng's fantasy stat line was overshadowed by Andrew Wiggins (41 points) and Karl-Anthony Towns (40 points, 21 rebounds), but it was a very solid showing worthy of attention. The former standout at the University of Louisville has managed at least six boards and at least one blocked shot in nine of his past 10 outings. His offense comes and goes, and he certainly wasn't need in that area Sunday with Wiggins and KAT going off.
Apr 10 - 12:24 AM

Ricky Rubio misfired on nine of his 10 field-goal attempts in Sunday's 110-109 loss against the Lakers, finishing with just two points.

It's a good thing Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins were on fire, each going for over 40 points. Rubio's offense had been surprising good recently. This deuce in the scoring column looks even worse with Rubio coming off a 26-point effort at Utah against the NBA's No. 1 scoring defense.
Apr 10 - 12:20 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns was a very efficient 17-of-22 from the field, finishing with 40 points, 21 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a blocked shot in Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Towns and Andrew Wiggins each eclipsed the 40-point mark to become the first duo in franchise history to hit the number in the same game. KAT is a special player who is still very young. He'll be one of just a handful of players in the discussion for the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts in 2017-18. And he has played only two NBA seasons, so Towns is just scratching the surface.
Apr 10 - 12:17 AM

Andrew Wiggins poured in 41 points on 13-of-26 shooting in Sunday's 110-109 loss against the Lakers.

Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns each went over for 40 points, becoming the first duo in franchise history to score that many in a single game. He continues to roll up solid scoring totals, but he won't take that next step for fantasy value until he starts to contribute better across other categories. Wiggins is just 22 years old and he has plenty of time to improve, and he will.
Apr 10 - 12:13 AM

Wolves owner Glen Taylor said Nikola Pekovic's career is likely over.

"I don’t think so," Taylor said. "I mean, that’s for him and his doctors but just listening to what the doctors have told me and what he has said, I’m not expecting it in our plans going ahead. We won’t rely on him." Pekovic hinted earlier this season that he may retire from the game of basketball due to chronic ankle injuries, so this shouldn't catch anybody by surprise.
Apr 9 - 9:54 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns scores 32 points with 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Jazz on Friday during a 120-113 loss.

It doesn't look like coach Tom Thibodeau is going to limit his guys and Towns could play in 82 games for each of his first two seasons. According to our database, he's only gone to the locker room just once in his NBA career. That kind of durability makes him fantasy's No. 1 pick next year. Ricky Rubio also continued his awesome run with 26 points, three rebounds, 12 assists and one 3-pointer.
Apr 8 - 12:22 AM


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