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Josh Okogie totaled seven points (2-5 FG, 0-0 3PT, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and three assists in 36 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 117-111 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: In 36 minutes of play, Okogie was unable to muster up any meaningful offensive productivity for the Timberwolves this past Tuesday against the Rockets. Although provided with ample playing time and a defined role in the rotation, he has failed to provide consistent value in the majority of the games this year. His amount of playing time makes him a possible candidate for deep-league play, but even that isn’t enough to prevent him from being a fade in all formats at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Jarrett Culver totaled 12 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-2 FT), one rebound, and two assists in 18 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 117-111 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Culver had his second consecutive double-digit scoring performance against the Rockets this past Tuesday. Although he only took a handful of shots, he was able to shoot 62.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc. Culver has mostly been a low-volume high-percentage shot kind of player for most of the year; however, Culver has been able to maintain a relatively respectable floor. He may not be worth a roster spot at this point, but it wouldn’t hurt you to keep him on your radar for deep-league play.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan McLaughlin totaled five points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT), two rebounds, and three assists in 19 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 117-111 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: McLaughlin was only able to score five points this past Tuesday against the Rockets. Since starting the month off hot, his level of play and playing time have tapered off. He has the talent to be a great source of fantasy production; however, his role within the rotation has been so inconsistent that he is simply undependable at this point. If you are in a deep-league, it would be worth to keep him on your radar and take a wait-and-see approach as he could be a sneaky value play somewhere down the line.

Category: Game Recaps


Naz Reid totaled 11 points (5-8 FG, 0-0 3PT, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 23 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 117-111 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: After taking 10 or more shots in his previous five games, Reid found himself limited to only eight this past Tuesday. He played a total of 23 minutes, the lowest of this month, and was unable to get anything going against the Rockets. His first three games of the month were explosive, with him putting up double-digit efforts on the board for all three contests. However, since then, he hasn’t been able to get back to that ceiling level of play that made him so valuable with Karl-Anthony Towns being out. Reid is still a great source of value; however, expectations should be managed as his output may not look the same from game-to-game.

Category: Game Recaps


James Johnson totaled 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 25 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 117-111 loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: James, the “Jack of all trades,” Johnson continued to fill the stat-sheet against the Rockets this past Tuesday. To go along with six rebounds, three assists, and two steals, he also shot 50 percent from the floor and from beyond the arc for a total of 16 points. Since joining the Timberwolves, his game has taken on a new form, and he has been able to play impactful minutes every time he has hit the floor. Yes, Johnson is due to have a poor outing at some point; however, his high-floor and ability to produce fantasy value in a variety of ways make him a must-own in most formats, especially in deep-league play.

Category: Game Recaps


Juancho Hernangomez totaled 18 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), ten rebounds, and one steal across 29 minutes of play Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Since joining the Wolves in mid-February Hernangomez has started all 14 games, logged three double-doubles, and averaged 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds, making him a low-end fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


D'Angelo Russell put up 28 points (8-15 FG, 5-12 3PT, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and four steals across 33 minutes of play Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Russell put up one of his better games since joining the Wolves at the trade deadline. He's easily their best player with Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined but Minnesota probably won't push him too hard down the stretch since they're not competing for a playoff spot.

Category: Game Recaps


Malik Beasley scored 21 points (8-20 FG, 4-7 3 PT, 1-3 FT), with nine rebounds, one steal, and one turnover in 32 minutes in Sunday's 120-107 loss to the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: That's now four straight games with 20+ points for Beasley. He's averaging a whopping 21.9 points in 33 minutes per game with the Timberwolves, compared to just 7.9 points in 18 minutes per game with the Nuggets this season. He's been given an incredible opportunity to start in Minnesota, and fantasy owners that picked him up after his first couple performances with the Timberwolves are feeling extremely excited about the prospects of having him on their roster during the stretch run of the fantasy season.

Category: Game Recaps


Karl-Anthony Towns continues to heal from the broken left wrist, and the Wolves say surgery is not being discussed as an option, and he will be re-evaluated in another two weeks. (Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is what the Wolves said two weeks ago too, so we’re starting to get a little skeptical that Towns will return at all this season. Keep KAT stashed if you have an IR spot for him, but just realize you may not get anything from him the rest of the way. Naz Reid and Juancho Hernangomez continue to start and reap the benefits in a big way with Towns on the shelf. Reid and Hernangomez have probably been two of the most valuable waiver wire pick-ups late in the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Kelan Martin totaled six points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in nine minutes in the Timberwolves’ 115-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Martin saw an increase in his playing time to nine minutes, a whole minute more than his playing time in the Pelican’s game, and he played better. Although the improvement was minimal, Martin put up his best line since February’s matchup against the Heat. Martin has shown throughout the season that he is capable of more when provided the opportunity, but for some reason, we have seen his minutes cut-down to a season-low average of 9.7 per game in March. Now, this may be due to the return of Jake Layman, but that doesn’t justify the drastic shift, especially when the rookie is outperforming the veteran with less playing time. Don’t get me wrong Martin at this time isn’t fantasy material, however, if things continue to go down-hill with Layman, he could see an increased role which would completely change his fantasy potential. Until that time, however, keep him sideline but still on your radar specifically for deep league play.

Category: Game Recaps


Jake Layman totaled two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3PT, 0-0 FT), two rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 115-108 victory over the Bulls on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Layman continued to be “lame-man” (see what I did there), as his struggles continued against the Bulls this past Wednesday. After putting up his worse performance of the year against the Pelicans, he didn’t fare much better in this contest, taking a total of three shots and putting up minimal action on the boards. The chance of better days based on his earlier play this season is dwindling quickly; however, you never know what can happen. He is a definite fade in all formats, at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Allen Crabbe was waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Crabbe has missed time recently for personal reasons. Still playoff eligible, Crabbe will have the opportunity to latch on with a contending team.

Category: Transactions


Evan Turner worked out for the Clippers on Saturday, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Turner received permission from the Timberwolves to workout for the Clippers on Saturday, while the two sides discuss a buyout. The 31-year old is averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks across 19 games this season. Even if Turner latches onto another team, he is not on the fantasy radar and should be left on the waiver wire in all league formats.

Category: Transactions


Jared Vanderbilt totaled two points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and a rebound over four minutes in the Timberwolves’ 115-108 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Vanderbilt has logged a total of five minutes since joining Minnesota, and he's not on the fantasy radar even in the deepest of leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Gorgui Dieng was traded from the Timberwolves to the Grizzlies on Thursday in exchange for James Johnson (Source: Jon Krawczynnski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Dieng will provide depth at center for Grizzlies and should backup starter Jonas Valanciunas. His fantasy value should remain roughly the same, but he could see a few extra minutes in the Grizzlies rotation. The 30-year old center is averaging 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.9 blocks across 46 games this year.

Category: Transactions


Andrew Wiggins has been traded to the Warriors in a deal involving D’Angelo Russell, Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: As expected, Russell was moved ahead of the trade deadline and it made sense for Wiggins to be the centerpiece of the deal that brought him into the fold for Minnesota. Wiggins is in the middle of a career year, and he’s a better fit in Golden State for the longterm where he’ll likely see plenty of open looks on the wing opposite the Splash Brothers.

Category: Transactions


Minnesota has traded Robert Covington to the Houston Rockets in a four-team package that has Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Evan Turner, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Atlanta's first-round pick via the Nets all heading to the Timberwolves. Covington will also be joined by Jordan Bell as part of the agreement. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Covington returns to the team that originally picked him up as an undrafted rookie free-agent coming out of Tennessee State. It remains to be seen how the Rockets will utilize him, as they gave up starting center Clint Capela to obtain the 29-year-old wing. If Houston decides to slot him into the starting lineup as part of an extreme, small-ball approach, Covington may be tasked with defending against opponent's top scorer, perhaps limiting his fantasy value. On the other hand, new teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden should create plenty of catch-and-shoot opportunities for the forward averaging 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Covington's first games in his new threads will go a long way in the assessment of his fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


Shabazz Napier compiled 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) 10 assists, four rebounds, two steals and four turnovers across 34 minutes in Saturday's 118-106 loss to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Napier continues to fill the stat sheet on a nightly basis, and has recorded a double-double in two of his last three games. He is averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.7 triples during that stretch. Napier contributes in multiple categories and should be added in all standard leagues. The Timberwolves next scheduled game is Monday, away against the Kings.

Category: Game Recaps


Treveon Graham will miss Friday's matchup with San Antonio after being dealt to Atlanta on Thursday. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: His next chance to debut with his new club will come on Saturday, as Atlanta takes on Detroit in the second of a back-to-back. His role with the team is not yet known.

Category: Injury Updates


Jeff Teague will not play Friday against the Spurs after being traded to Atlanta on Thursday. (Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Teague won't be available Friday, just a day after being acquired by his former team. Atlanta has a quick turnaround and plays again Saturday, so it's not yet clear when Teague will make his 2019-20 Hawks debut.

Category: Injury Updates


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