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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (illness) appears ready to return to the lineup Saturday against the Thunder, with the team having removed him from the injury report. The 22-year-old has been sidelined for three games with an illness. He will be making his return at a vital time, as the team has just lost Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) to injury and help is needed on the frontcourt. McDaniels has been a regular starter for Minnesota this season, averaging 11.4 points per game with 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.4 blocks. Austin Rivers has logged a couple of starts during McDaniels' absence and Wendell Moore Jr. also ran with the starters in Wednesday's win over Memphis, but both players become redundant for fantasy managers now.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Anthony Edwards had one of his best offensive games of the month Monday versus Washington, finishing a 142-127 loss with a team-high 29 points on 9-for-19 shooting. He made only one of his six attempts from deep, but Edwards was able to boost his scoring numbers by getting 10 points at the charity stripe with 11 shots. He produced a good all-around line with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals but also had seven turnovers in 37 minutes. This should be the start of a very productive period for Edwards, as Karl-Anthony-Towns (calf) was hurt in the contest and looks set to miss some time. He will be the focal point of the offense, and with efficient shooting, Edwards should rack up points in a hurry.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a right calf strain in Monday's loss to Washington. He left in the third quarter after posting eight points in 22 minutes with two rebounds and four assists. Towns will undergo further tests Tuesday, but there is optimism that he avoided a serious injury. However, he is still looking at some time on the sidelines, with muscle strains typically taking a few weeks to heal. Fantasy managers should key in on Kyle Anderson whilst Toews is absent. He logged extended minutes Monday and looks set to join the starting five. Anderson is a guy who does a bit of everything for his team, so he should be a useful piece in all fantasy formats.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (illness) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Washington Wizards. The young forward sat out on Sunday as well due to a non-COVID related illness. His absence will result in more playing time for Kyle Anderson and Austin Rivers. Neither of them have much streaming appeal for this matchup. Rivers will likely play more minutes, so he'd be the better choice between the two players.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns logged a big double-double on the way to a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. The veteran big man posted a season-high in points and tied a season-high in rebounds. He finished with 29 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block while shooting 11-for-16 overall and 3-for-6 from deep. His fantasy output hasn't been the same since Rudy Gobert arrived, but the growing pains were expected for a while.