Minnesota Timberwolves Roster
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley could sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves long-term this summer. The organization is reportedly interested in keeping Beasley around for multiple years, according to Jon Krawczynski. Beasley is averaging 20.7 points and 5.1 rebounds during his 14 games in Minnesota. He was buried on the bench in Denver, but a new team has brought new life to Beasley. He will be a restricted free agent, which means that the Wolves have the right to match any offer he receives. It sounds like Minnesota is committed to keeping Beasley around longer than just one season.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez produced a double-double in the loss to Houston, finishing the night with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The 24-year-old has maintained a routine role with the team since being acquired from the Nuggets in February. He should continue to log between 28-34 minutes as a starter for the foreseeable future and should have a home on fantasy rosters in deeper formats, especially for those who are dealing with injuries.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley had an uneventful evening on Tuesday in the loss to the Houston Rockets. Beasley finished with five points, doing so by shooting an abysmal 2-for-11 from the field in addition to going 1-for-5 from deep. He also added just three boards, an assist, and a steal, but in the end, it was easily his worst outing since being acquired by the team in early February. The 23-year-old entered this one by compiling at least 21 points in each of his previous four outings, so fantasy managers should give him a pass. He will have a chance to turn it around on Thursday night against OKC.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell produced 28 points in the loss to the Rockets on Tuesday night. His 53.3 percent shooting from the field was his second-highest mark since joining the team in early February, and his four steals were a season-high. He also added six boards and five assists, and though turnovers were an issue (six), the 24-year-old did enough elsewhere to offset his lack of ball security. The former Net continues his seesaw season, which has been the norm for him throughout his career. Still, fantasy managers should keep him rolling as the majority of fantasy leagues advance into the playoffs.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard D'Angelo Russell had 19 points with six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's loss to the Pelicans. Russell has struggled with his shooting lately and that didn't chance against New Orleans when he went 0-for-7 from downtown and 6-for-18 overall from the field. Five turnovers were also a negative on Russell's line, which included one steal and one block. Luckily for Russell, he gets all the shots he needs in Minnesota to get himself out of his current funk, so look for him to be busy again on Tuesday against the Rockets.