D’Angelo Russell’s debut with the Timberwolves will come on Monday at the earliest. The point guard did not play in the Wolves’ 142-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night at Target Center because of a bruised right quadriceps.
Russell, obtained on Thursday before the NBA trade deadline in a deal that sent Andrew Wiggins to Golden State, did not play on Monday for the Warriors in Washington, but scored 17 points and played 32 minutes on Wednesday at Brooklyn. Russell spent last season with the Nets.
“We expect him to be day-to-day,” Wolves coach Ryan Saunders said Saturday. “He’s been doing shooting and some of those things, too. But he’s been around all of us, spent a lot of time in the last two days, (and) he’s eager to learn the offense, learn the coverages.”
Russell was doing work before Saturday’s game and could make his debut with the Wolves on Monday in Toronto. The Wolves’ next home game is Wednesday against Charlotte.
Wiggins, meanwhile, made his Warriors debut on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. He had 24 points, three assists, two rebound and five steals in a 125-120 loss.
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) February 8, 2020
Updated Timberwolves Status Report Feb. 8 vs. L.A. Clippers:
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D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion)
Jake Layman (left toe sprain)
Evan Turner (not with team)
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