Timberwolves News

Andrew Wiggins    SF  Timberwolves



Wiggins scored nine points and shot just 4-of-12 from the field in Tuesday's loss at Orlando. Wiggins had been on a roll as he was averaging 19.4 points and shooting 47.1 percent from the field over his previous five games. It was an off night for Wiggins and the T-Wolves and they should bounce back.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 17 - 11:05 AM

Nemanja Bjelica    PF  Timberwolves



Bjelica was ejected from Tuesday's loss at Orlando in the second quarter after getting into a fight with Arron Afflalo. Afflalo threw a punch and Bjelica then wrapped Affalo in a headlock, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Bjelica scored two points in five minutes before the ejection. It doesn't sound like he'll face any further suspension for the incident.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 17 - 9:25 AM

Jimmy Butler    G/F  Timberwolves



Jimmy Butler hit 11-of-22 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in Tuesday's loss to the Magic. On top of all that, he also made all four of his free throws and didn't have a single turnover. After a slow start to the season, Butler has played like a premier NBA small forward and worked his way up to the No. 9 fantasy player according to Basketballmonster.com. Karl-Anthony Towns had a 15 & 12 double-double with three blocks, but the Wolves didn't get much out of Andrew Wiggins on a night Evan Fournier went crazy for the Magic.


Jan 16 - 9:49 PM

Jeff Teague    G  Timberwolves



Jeff Teague hit 6-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, two rebounds, six assists and two steals in 35 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Magic. Teague was coming off a big game against Portland on Sunday when he had 22 points and eight assists, but returned to form tonight. Teague hasn't shot the ball particularly well since returning from his knee injury, but then again, he's only played in four games after missing seven straight with the injury. He should be nearing 100 percent health for the second half of the season.


Jan 16 - 9:44 PM

Taj Gibson    F  Timberwolves



Taj Gibson hit 9-of-16 shots for 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Magic. He probably would have done even more, but he ended up fouling out before it was over. The 18 points are the most he's scored in January, but he's been playing really well, scoring in double digits in five of his last six games while doing some nice rebounding. He's not a huge shot blocker, nor does he steal the ball a lot, but he does have five steals over his last two games. He's been worth a sixth-round pick this season and is putting the ball in the basket right now.


Jan 16 - 9:38 PM

Nemanja Bjelica    F  Timberwolves



Nemanja Bjelica was ejected in the second quarter of Tuesday's game vs. Orlando after getting into an altercation with Arron Afflalo. Both players received double technical fouls after jawing at one another earlier in the quarter. Then, a few minutes later, Afflalo threw a right-handed punch to Bjelica's face. Gorgui Dieng could see a few extra minutes in the second half of Tuesday's contest with Bjelica out of the game.


Jan 16 - 7:52 PM

Jimmy Butler    SG  Timberwolves



Butler provided 28 points (11-22 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, five steals, four assists and two blocks across 39 minutes during a 108-102 loss to the Magic on Tuesday. Butler was excellent across the board despite the loss as he matched a season high with five steals and scored a team-high 28 points. He has been particularly pesky on the defensive end of late, with averages of 3.4 steals and 1.0 block per game over his last five outings. Butler has also scored at least 21 points in seven of nine January games.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 15 - 11:24 PM

Amile Jefferson    NA  Timberwolves



Jefferson will sign a two-way contract with the Timberwolves, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Jefferson spent time with the Timberwolves during the preseason before being waived during the last few rounds of roster cuts, so he does have some familiarity with the organization. Since then, he's been playing in the G-League with the Iowa Wolves, where's he's taken part in 22 games and averaged 18.0 points, 13.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals across 34.1 minutes. His strong production was enough to earn a two-way deal with the Timberwolves, though the nature of the contract will keep him limited to a max amount of days he can play at the big league level. For that reason, Jefferson should still get plenty of run in the G-League and likely won't be a fantasy contributor.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 15 - 2:19 PM

Amile Jefferson    F  Timberwolves



Amile Jefferson has signed a two-way deal with the Timberwolves. Jefferson spent some time with the Wolves at training camp, so he's familiar with the system, although he'll spend most of his time with Minnesota's G-League affiliate. Leave him on the wire.


Jan 15 - 2:13 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns    C  Timberwolves



Towns scored 20 points (6-11, 2-3 3PT, 6-7 FT) to go with 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 120-103 win against Portland. For the ninth straight game, Towns clinched a double-double with 11 rebounds. In addition to averaging 14.0 boards over this span, the center has scored in bunches, too. During this run, Towns has scored at least 20 points four times for an average of 19.5 points over his last nine games. Combining these stellar numbers together and it is no wonder that he has collected a double-double in 37 of 45 games this season. In addition, Towns has not scored less than 10 points in 20 straight games, making him a viable double-double candidate almost every night from a scoring standpoint.

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Jan 15 - 8:04 AM

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Pos Name
C Cole Aldrich    
C Gorgui Dieng    
C Justin Patton    
C Flip Saunders    
C Kleon Penn    
C Kyrylo Fesenko    
C Nikola Pekovic    
C Karl-Anthony Towns    
C Tom Thibodeau    
F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute    
F Nemanja Bjelica    
F V.J. Beachem    
F Glenn Robinson    
F Amile Jefferson    
F Robbie Hummel    
F Taj Gibson    
F Sam Mitchell    
F Anthony Brown    
F/C Vin Baker    
F/C Ronny Turiaf    
F/C Kevin Garnett    
G Nick Wiggins    
G Brady Heslip    
G Mo Williams    
G Nick Wiggins    
G Kevin Martin    
G Mo Williams    
G Aaron Brooks    
G Jeff Teague    
G Jermaine Taylor    
G Marcus Georges-Hunt    
G Jamal Crawford    
G Tyus Jones    
G/F Othyus Jeffers    
G/F Brandon Roy    
G/F Jimmy Butler    
G/F Andrew Wiggins    
G/F Mickael Gelabale    
G/F Shabazz Muhammad    
G/F Chase Budinger