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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (back) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Grizzlies. The 22-year-old is a late addition to the injury report, with the team indicating he developed upper back spasms. However, Edwards isn't known to miss time, so it would be surprising if he weren't in the lineup. With that said, if he can't suit up versus Memphis, Shake Milton, Kyle Anderson, and Troy Brown Jr. are the favorites to enter the starting lineup.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Anthony Edwards produced a game-high 31 points against a Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia on Wednesday. He hit half of the team's 10 three-pointers and shot 11-for-22 overall as the Timberwolves dominated from start to finish, winning 112-99. Edwards added six rebounds, six assists, and two steals for a full fantasy line. The young Minnesota star has been a bit quiet as of late, but he certainly brought his A-game for Wednesday night. Edwards will be let loose against a below-average Sacramento defense next.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker will slide into the starting five for Wednesday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers. As expected, Alexander-Walker will move into the starting unit with Jaden McDaniels (ankle) sidelined. This is likely going to be the plan going forward until McDaniels is ready to return to the court. That being said, Alexander-Walker will see extended playing time and is looking like a decent streaming option. Kyle Anderson should also see more run, so he's worth a look as well.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (ankle) was forced to exit early on Monday due to an ankle injury. It has been revealed that McDaniels has suffered a Grade 1 right ankle sprain. That being said, the team plans to shut down McDaniels and re-evaluate him in one week. Although, there's a good chance that McDaniels miss more time than just one week. In the meantime, Nickeil Alexander-Walker should move into the starting five and see increased fantasy value. Kyle Anderson and Troy Brown Jr. should also benefit as well with McDaniels on the sideline. Between the three, Anderson has the highest upside in terms of fantasy value.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels logged just 1:43 of action in Tuesday's matchup against the Warriors, as he was ejected from the game for picking up two technical fouls following an altercation with Klay Thompson. The Warriors star also received two technicals and was tossed from the game. The two had a coming together midcourt, which ended with McDaniels ripping up Thompson's jersey. The incident sparked a brawl and also led to Draymond Green's ejection from the game. With McDaniels missing almost the entire game, Kyle Anderson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Troy Brown Jr. got some extra burn off the bench.