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Karl-Anthony Towns questionable to play Thursday vs. Trail Blazers [UPDATE]

Timberwolves finally getting healthy, but KAT remains out of the lineup.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns and forward Andrew Wiggins during a game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and New Orleans Pelicans at Target Center.  Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jan. 8, 6:08 p.m. — Towns is being listed as questionable — again — for Thursday’s game vs. the Portland Trail Blazers.

UPDATE: Jan. 7, 6:37 p.m. — Towns will miss his 11th straight game Tuesday vs. the Grizz.

UPDATE: Jan. 6, 4:36 p.m. — The Timberwolves injury report has finally shrunk. Karl-Anthony Towns is questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. That’s about it.

UPDATE: Jan. 6:20 p.m. — So here’s the full scoop for the T-Wolves tonight:

Four players will be back, including Wiggins and Teague. KAT remains out. So Wiggins and Teague should go back to bigger roles for Minny. Wiggins is a solid overall play in DFS and season-long.

UPDATE, Jan. 4, 4:58 p.m. — The Timberwolves have another lengthy injury report Sunday vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. Towns, Wiggins, Teague, Graham and Vonleh are all questionable to play against Cleveland.

UPDATE: Towns, Wiggins, Teague, Graham and Vonleh have all been ruled out against the Warriors.

So as you can see per that Tweet, the Timberwolves depth chart is pretty thin. This only opens up a ton of value against the Warriors, who aren’t a very good defensive team. Shabazz Napier, Josh Okogie and Robert Covington should see the most playing time. Keita Bates-Diop has played well when given additional minutes and Kelan Martin should also be in the mix.

UPDATE: Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are both questionable, while Jeff Teague is doubtful for Thursday night’s game vs. the Golden State Warriors.

Also on the report is Treveon Graham and Noah Vonleh, who are both questionable as well. Josh Okogie is probable. It’s a long list for the T-Wolves, who have been struggling this season with injuries and inconsistency. We’ll see if KAT and Wiggins can get back on the court, that’s the most important news to watch.

UPDATE: Teague and Graham have been ruled out for Wednesday night’s game vs. the Bucks. Noah Vonleh and Jake Layman also won’t play.

UPDATE: Things aren’t getting better for the T-Wolves in 2020. They’ll start the New Year without Towns and Wiggins again Wednesday vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. Jeff Teague is doubtful and Treveon Graham is questionable.

UPDATE: The Timberwolves picked up a big win over the Nets on Monday night thanks to Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Napier. Dieng finished with 11 points and 20 rebounds for 48.5 DKFP. Bazz had 24 points and eight assists for 43.25 DKFP in the win. Jarrett Culver and Keita Bates-Diop also hit value; Culver went over 40 DKFP and KBD had 33.25.

UPDATE: Towns and Wiggins have officially been ruled out for tonight’s game.

UPDATE: Wiggins was not at shootaround this morning and remains questionable, while Towns also remains questionable, but is unlikely to return.

Minnesota Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns and SG/SF Andrew Wiggins are both questionable to play Monday vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

KAT has missed the past six games due to a knee injury, while Wiggins was held out of Saturday’s game due to an illness. If the T-Wolves are down their top two players again, things could get ugly against the Nets. The good thing is, both being out again will open up a ton of value on the T-Wolves for Monday’s slate.

Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Minnesota Timberwolves

So again, if both remain out, I think Jeff Teague is your best bet, though he’s coming off the bench for whatever reason. Robert Covington should be forced into big minutes again — he played 35 against the Cavaliers on Saturday. Gorgui Dieng should see run with no KAT again and he’s averaged nearly a double-double in place of Towns the past six games. Kelan Martin was a surprise off the bench Saturday, scoring 17 points with six boards in 30 minutes. He’d be a candidate for increased playing time again if Wiggins is out. If Wiggins is back and KAT remains out, Wiggins is a decent GPP play.