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Anthony Edwards ruled out Saturday vs. Trail Blazers [UPDATE]

The Timberwolves SF will miss another game this week. We break down the impact.

Philadelphia 76ers v Minnesota Timberwolves
Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves walks on the court during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 25, 2022 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Update, March 5 — Edwards has been ruled out for a third straight game on Saturday vs. the Portland Trail Blazers. Edwards missed Tuesday’s game vs. the Dubs and was out again against the Thunder on Thursday. The T-Wolves have been fine without him, extending their win streak to three games. With Edwards out again, D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns will handle most of the heavy lifting on offense. Malik Beasley should get some more run off the bench as well.

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without Anthony Edwards for Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors due to a knee injury. It’ll be Edwards’ first missed game of his career due to an injury.

Edwards has been a big factor for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 21.4 points per game. Minnesota is starting Jaden McDaniels in Edwards’ place, making McDaniels a trendy addition to fantasy/DFS contests. Taurean Prince is also a nice add in fantasy/DFS lineups, with Malik Beasley being a potential value play. D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns are already strong plays, but become better options Tuesday.

The Timberwolves were slight underdogs to the Warriors, but are likely going to lose a few points on the line here. Minnesota is solid at home this season and could cover here despite Edwards sitting out. The Warriors are also missing some key players, so the Timberwolves have an opportunity here to make a big statement even with Edwards out.