Minnesota Timberwolves Roster
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On Tuesday, the Timberwolves acquired guard Patrick Beverley from the Grizzlies in exchange for Jarrett Culver and Juan Hernangomez. Beverley can't catch a break, having been dealt to Memphis by the Los Angeles Clippers just a few days ago. The veteran played sparingly last season due to a hand injury, averaging 7.5 points, 3.2 boards, and 2.1 assists throughout 37 games. While he is heading to yet another team, his fantasy ceiling is just as low, although there may be times throughout the year where he will come in handy as a streaming option.
The L.A. Clippers traded guard Patrick Beverley, along with Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu, to Memphis in exchange for Eric Bledsoe. Beverley wasn't much of a factor on the fantasy end last season, appearing in only 37 games because of a fractured hand and averaging just 7.5 points, 3.2 boards, and 2.1 assists. Although the 33-year-old is a capable defender, his on-court talents don't translate well to contests in nearly all fantasy formats. As a result, it's expected he won't have much interest from many managers, regardless of where he ends up playing during the 2021-22 campaign.
The Timberwolves are acquiring forward Taurean Prince from the Cavaliers in exchange for guard Ricky Rubio, a 2022 second-round draft pick, and some cash. The 27-year-old battled injuries last season and appeared in only 29 games in Cleveland after landing there from Brooklyn. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.7 boards, and shot nearly 42 percent from deep. However, he hasn't been able to match the success he had in Atlanta, where he averaged just over 14 points during the 2017-18 campaign. Although the upside is there, primarily if Prince takes on a more prominent role and stays healthy, he isn't worth much on the fantasy end at the moment.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (ankle) has left Las Vegas and will be evaluated at the team's facility. The 19-year-old injured his ankle during a recent scrimmage against Team USA last Wednesday. Although any injury is alarming, primarily since Edwards was originally thought to have hurt his knee, he is expected to be fine and ready to go when the season begins in October. He averaged 19.3 points while sporting a 27 percent usage rate during his inaugural year in the league, and he is presumed to garner plenty of interest in fantasy drafts for the 2021-22 campaign, and rightfully so.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez (shoulder) suffered an injury while training with the Spanish national team on Thursday. At first glance, the Wolves thought it was a minor injury, but sadly they were wrong. It was announced that Hernangomez suffered a grade 4/5 left shoulder dislocation. An injury that often times requires surgery that sidelines a player roughly six months. There is a good chance that Hernangomez misses the beginning of the NBA season, assuming he decides to have surgery. This won't change much in fantasy drafts since Hernangomez averaged 7.2 points last season. The hope is that Hernangomez can beat his timetable and won't miss much of the 2021-2022 season.