- Target Center
|5||C||6' 11"||252||01/18/1990 (29)||5|
|32||C||7' 0"||248||11/15/1995 (23)||3|
|2||PF||6' 9"||224||01/07/1995 (24)||1|
|32||PF||6' 9"||250||08/24/1995 (24)||4|
|3||PG||6' 3"||227||02/10/1995 (24)||0|
|0||PG||6' 2"||195||06/10/1988 (31)||9|
|8||PG||6' 3"||200||08/20/1988 (31)||10|
|0||PG||6' 1"||185||04/09/1996 (23)||0|
|55||PG||6' 6"||225||04/27/1992 (27)||0|
|13||PG||6' 1"||180||07/14/1991 (28)||4|
|22||SF||6' 8"||194||02/23/1995 (24)||4|
|10||SF||6' 9"||215||03/07/1994 (25)||2|
|31||SF||6' 9"||229||01/23/1996 (23)||0|
|33||SF||6' 9"||225||12/14/1990 (28)||5|
|21||SF||6' 5"||225||10/28/1993 (25)||2|
|20||SG||6' 4"||212||09/01/1998 (21)||0|
|9||SG||6' 5"||198||06/10/1994 (25)||1|
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jordan Bell (calf) will be available for Tuesday's preseason game against the Indiana Pacers. Bell has been dealing with a left calf issue, but the Wolves should be able to get him into the game on Tuesday. However, Bell is going to have limited value even when healthy. He's worth looking at in deep leagues, but that's about it at the moment.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman might find himself in the starting five to begin the regular season. It appears that the Wolves want to put Robert Covington at power forward. They also want to move Andrew Wiggins to shooting guard, so that opens up small forward for Layman. He'll be given more minutes in the starting lineup, so that'll make him relevant in fantasy leagues. He's someone worth looking at in 12-team standard leagues.
Free agent power forward Taj Gibson will join the New York Knicks next season, but the veteran finds himself in an unenviable position in terms of playing time. The Knicks signed two younger bigs, Julius Randle and Bobby Portis, who will likely be prioritized on a young New York squad, leaving Gibson to be a veteran presence whose actual playing time is likely to vary. As the fourth big on the team, hes unlikely to be a huge fantasy contributor, making this a tough move for a player who started 139 of the 152 games he played as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Expect Gibsons scoring average to drop down into single digits.
The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a two-year deal with former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. The point guard joins Detroit after playing 51 games last year for the Timberwolves. Rose averaged 18 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while posting the highest effective field goal percentage of his career last season, a huge comeback for Rose. But there are questions about Roses health and how much his bounce back year can be believed, especially if Rose is asked to carry the starting job in Detroit. Hes bound to be overdrafted in fantasy leagues this season based on last years production, but there are plenty of reasons to not believe that Rose can sustain that with a larger offensive load as a Piston.
Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard/small forward Andrew Wiggins provided 25 points, but it was not enough as the Nuggets closed out the game on a 15-0 run to seal the win. Wiggins was more efficient on this night as he connected on 11-for-20 shooting and added five rebounds and four assists while making half of his six attempts from three. Wiggins continues to be a high-usage, low-efficiency wing who did up his defensive numbers this season to 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks. He is a tough player to draft with his low percentages, so tread lightly with the Canadian in next year's drafts.