Minnesota Timberwolves

Western Northwest

According to President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas, Robert Covington is "on course" for training camp. He underwent surgery in the last two weeks of the season, and was set to miss 4-6 weeks. Covington has had a tough history with knee problems, and Minnesota likely wants to be very cautious bringing him back into action. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Rosas additionally discussed that the Timberwolves intend to play Covington at power forward more often, where he will be tasked with guarding 1-4. His previous knee issues are concerning for his fantasy outlook, but with strong upside, Covington is a high-risk, high-reward pick in drafts.

Category: Injury Updates

Isaiah Canaan headed to China

Thu, Aug 22nd 10:21pm EDT
By Shaan Hoda

Isaiah Canaan has agreed to a contract with the Shandong Heroes of the CBA. He spent last season playing with Minnesota, Phoenix, and Milwaukee. (Source: Sportando)

Fantasy Impact: Canaan will be able to make a return to the NBA once the CBA season comes to an end. It is certainly possible that he reaches a deal with a team to play as a reserve, but he wouldn't be worth using in fantasy.

Category: Transactions

Jerryd Bayless agreed to sign with the Sichuan Blue Whales in China. The terms of the contract are yet to be disclosed, but he could theoretically make a return to the NBA at the end of the season if it is a one-year deal. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Bayless played in 34 games for Minnesota last season, where he averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 assists.

Category: Transactions

Tyus Jones heading to Memphis

Wed, Jul 10th 6:45am EDT
By Brad Camara

Tyus Jones is joining the Grizzlies after the Timberwolves declined to match the three-year, $24 million offer sheet. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones was a restricted free agent, and Minnesota declined to match the offer. He will serve as the backup point guard to second overall pick Ja Morant. Jones averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 68 games for the Timberwolves last season.

Category: Transactions

Anthony Tolliver and the Trial Blazers have agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tolliver, 34, will add depth at power forward and a veteran presence to a young Blazers front court. He will most likely come off the bench and compete for minutes with Jake Layman and Mario Hezonja. Tolliver averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.2 triples made in 65 games for the Timberwolves last season.

Category: Transactions

Taj Gibson signed a two-year $20 million dollar deal with the New York Knicks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski)

Fantasy Impact: The Knicks really lost out in free agency, with their two big signings on June 30th being Julius Randle and Taj Gibson. Gibson will most likely be a role player who is past his prime at 34 years old.

Category: Transactions

Derrick Rose and the Pistons have agreed to terms on a two-year, $15 million contract (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rose will compete with Reggie Jackson for minutes at the point. He was having a strong 2018-2019 campaign, before an elbow injury cut his season short. If healthy, he should provide the Pistons with another solid option on offense. Rose averaged 18.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 0.6 steals in 51 games for the Timberwolves last season.

Category: Transactions

Karl Anthony-Town will miss Tuesday's game versus the Toronto Raptors due to a left knee injury. With KAT out, Gorgui Dieng will start in his place. (Source: Jace Frederick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With KAT out, Dieng should be a popular DFS option in this one despite the matchup with Marc Gasol. Taj Gibson is also out so Dario Saric and Andrew Wiggins get a boost as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Andrew Wiggins finished with 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting (2-of-5 from deep, 4-of-4 from the charity stripe), and grabbed six rebounds, five assists, and two blocks while logging 36 minutes in Minnesota's 109-118 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Wiggins has now scored 20 or more points in six straight games. Although Wiggins has been inconsistent for most of his career he has stepped up in the final stretch of the season, and with Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, and Robert Covington all remaining out for the year, now is the best time to roll with Wiggins.

Category: Game Recaps

Gorgui Dieng posted a double-double on Friday against Golden State finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Dieng added two steals, one block, and one assist in just 22 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Dieng played more of a role in the rotation as Taj Gibson sits out with a calf injury. Dieng and Anthony Tolliver will be daily options with Gibson out.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Okogie matched his career-high with 21 points in Friday's win over the Warriors. Okogie shot a solid 6-for-11 from the floor plus 6-for-8 from the line. Okogie added five rebounds, four steals, three three-pointers, and one assist.

Fantasy Impact: With Covington and Deng done for the season, Okogie will pick up plenty of minutes down the stretch. Okogie is a possible starting option for the Wolves next season next to Andrew Wiggins.

Category: Game Recaps

Dario Saric put in 11 points, four rebounds, three dimes, one block and one steal in 26 minutes of game action.

Fantasy Impact: Saric continues to be a somewhat consistent if unexciting presence for the T-Wolves. He's not really great at anything but he's decent at most things. He's not really worth a look in fantasy though.

Category: Game Recaps

Jeff Teague will not play the rest of the season after receiving an injection in his left foot to treat chronic inflammation. Tyus Jones will close out the season at the point with Jerryd Bayless backing him up. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jones will be a solid option the rest of the way this season. Teague has a player option for a solid $19 million so it remains to be seen if he stays or walks and looks to sign with another team.

Category: Injury Updates

Luol Deng will not play on Sunday due to a sore left Achilles. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Deng has been out and will be out indefinitely so expect more Josh Okogie the rest of the season.

Category: Injury Updates

Keita Bates-Diop poured in 18 points to go with six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one dime in 35 minutes of action on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: KBD started again for Wiggins and played very well, going 2-for-3 from deep during the 103-92 win. If Wiggins gets shut down, KBD would be a major beneficiary and could even be worth an add down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps