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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards led his team with 24 points in Wednesday's blowout loss against Milwaukee, shooting 8-for-21 from the field and 3-for-5 at the foul line. The top pick of last year's draft had a very inefficient performance from the field, but he actually shot a nice 5-for-11 from downtown. Edwards added three assists and three steals to his line with two turnovers in 31 minutes. The 19-year-old is having a prolific month, failing to reach the 20-point mark just twice in eight games. Next up, he will try to impress against Jimmy Butler and the Heat on Friday.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (personal) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. He'll sit this one out due to personal reasons, but should return for their next contest. Naz Reid will likely be asked to join the starting five on Monday. He's averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals as a starter this season. Reid could be an intriguing option in fantasy formats for Monday's game.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard D'Angelo Russell missed only four shots and had 27 points off the bench in Sunday's victory over the Bulls, adding four assists and two rebounds with two turnovers in 26 minutes. He finished with 9-for-13 shooting from the field and with a 6-for-6 record at the foul line while sinking half of his six shots from deep. Russell has returned from a knee problem very strongly, and he gets a classic revenge game spot on Monday against the Nets, who dumped him to Golden State in 2019 to bring in Kevin Durant. However, with him fresh back from injury, the team might elect to keep him out of the matchup.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns almost posted a triple-double in Sunday's 121-117 victory over Chicago, going for 27 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes. He had a pair of blocks as well while shooting 8-for-15 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 at the foul line. KAT was also solid from behind the arc with a 3-for-7 effort. Towns averaged only 2.2 dimes per game for his career before 2020-21, but he's upped his assists numbers to 4.6 this season and is even averaging 5.5 helpers this month. He'll be a huge problem for Brooklyn on Monday if he doesn't get rested.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell (tibia) is available to play off the bench Sunday against the Chicago Bulls. Nowell has missed the past three games after leaving with a bone bruise on his right tibia, but has recovered enough to be active. Nowell will come off the bench on Sunday and should get extended run with Michael Beasley (hamstring) out for the next few weeks. Nowell's return should take some minutes away from Josh Okogie and Jordan McLaughlin.