Timberwolves Status Report for Feb. 24 at Dallas:— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2020
Jake Layman - Left Toe Sprain
Allen Crabbe - Personal Reasons
Omari Spellman - G League Assignment
Karl-Anthony Towns - Left Wrist Fracture
Evan Turner - Not With Team
Jake Layman being probable is also noteworthy. He hasn’t played since Nov. 18 due to a toe injury. Russell will return to the starting lineup and send Jordan McLaughlin back to the bench. Karl-Anthony Towns remains out with a fractured wrist and none of the T-Wolves trade deadline acquisitions will be able to play.
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With Russell back, it’s a downgrade for McLaughlin, who started on Sunday and played 34 minutes, scoring 15 points with 10 assists and four rebounds. McLaughlin should still see some run off the bench, but probably won’t get more than 20-25 minutes. Layman’s potential return could cut into Kelan Martin and Jarrett Culver’s playing time on the wing.
On DraftKings Sportsbook, the line has the Mavs favored by 13 points at home. The Timberwolves have won one game since Jan. 9 ... So yeah, Minnesota isn’t playing inspired basketball right now. Even with D’Lo back, Dallas should have an easy time winning this contest. As for the spread, it’s a bit high. I can see some value in the T-Wolves maybe covering. While they have a penchant for losing, they don’t lose big.