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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
14-4 8-2 W3
14-6 6-4 W4
12-6 7-3 W1
6-12 3-7 W2
6-13 4-6 L2

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 23.6 9.5 58.2 2.2 1.3

Top Jaden McDaniels News

  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Set for multi-week absence

    The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that McDaniels has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 right lateral ankle sprain and will likely return to game action in 2-to-3 weeks, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Minnesota is set to re-evaluate McDaniels in one week, after which he could be cleared to resume conditioning work and on-court activity. The fact that McDaniels sustained the lowest grade of sprain to his ankle in Monday's win over the Knicks bodes well for his rest-of-season outlook, though the Timberwolves will be forced to rely more heavily on the likes of Kyle Anderson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Troy Brown and Naz Reid to fill his minutes over the next several games.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Likely out at least one week

    Coach Chris Finch said Tuesday that McDaniels (ankle) is "certainly not going to be a day-to-day" situation and will "probably be [out] a week or so," Joe Nelson of reports.

    Finch added that McDaniels still needs to go through further testing Tuesday, but it sounds like he'll miss at least a few games. Nickeil Alexander-Walker started the second half of Monday's win over the Knicks in McDaniels' stead and finished with 33 minutes, but Troy Brown and Naz Reid are also candidates for increased roles until McDaniels is cleared to return.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Shut down vs. Knicks

    McDaniels won't return to Monday's game against New York due to a right ankle sprain, Dane Moore of 'The Dane Moore NBA Podcast' reports.

    McDaniels rolled his ankle during the first quarter of Monday's action, and he was spotted hobbling to the locker room prior to being officially ruled out. Troy Brown and Kyle Anderson are the team's two top candidates to receive additional opportunities with McDaniels out of commission.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Gets ejected Tuesday

    McDaniels was ejected from Tuesday's game versus the Warriors with 10:17 remaining in the first quarter for fighting with Klay Thompson, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He missed his only field-goal attempt and recorded no other statistics during his time on the court.

    McDaniels and Thompson were assessed two technical fouls and were tossed from the contest after the two began tussling when they became tangled up with one another on a long rebound. Multiple players ran toward McDaniels and Thompson when they began fighting, with Draymond Green also getting ejected after being assessed a Flagrant 2 foul for putting Rudy Gobert in a headlock. The NBA will presumably review the incident before doling out any potential punishment, so McDaniels' fantasy managers in leagues with daily lineup moves will want to keep tabs on his status heading into the Timberwolves' next game Wednesday in Phoenix.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Season-best outing in victory

    McDaniels finished Monday's 114-109 overtime win over the Celtics with 20 points (8-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 45 minutes.

    McDaniels tallied his best outing of the young season, finishing as one of two Wolves players with 20 or more points. McDaniels posted 20 points for the first time this season and also connected on a season-high mark from three in the win. Over four appearances this year, McDaniels has reached double figures in scoring twice, but this was the first time he attempted more than six shots in a game.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Cleared as expected

    McDaniels (calf) will play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    McDaniels will suit up for a second straight outing after missing a pair of contests with a strained left calf to open up the season. In his 2023 debut, he logged 24 minutes and scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. While he likely won't handle a full workload, expect McDaniels to see a few more minutes than he did Monday.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Expected to play against Denver

    McDaniels is probable for Wednesday's game versus the Nuggets due to a left calf strain.

    McDaniels is expected to play in his second straight game after missing the first two contests of the season with a calf injury. While McDaniels played only 24 minutes in his season debut, he will likely see his playing time ramp up over his next couple of outings.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Solid showing in season debut

    McDaniels ended with 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists and one block across 24 minutes during Monday's 127-113 loss to the Hawks.

    After missing Minnesota's first two games of the season with a calf injury, McDaniels saw a smaller workload than usual -- he averaged 30.6 minutes a night across 79 games in 2022-23 -- but still delivered solid production. The fourth-year forward will be the glue between Anthony Edwards in the backcourt and the Twin Towers of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert in the frontcourt. Even without high usage, McDaniels can still contribute useful fantasy numbers due to his defensive chops.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Making season debut Monday

    McDaniels (calf) is active for Monday's game against Atlanta, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.

    McDaniels will make his season debut after being sidelined for Minnesota's first two contests. Even if he's limited, McDaniels' return marks a boon for the Timberwolves' defense. In a corresponding move, Nickeil Alexander-Walker will head to the second unit.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Questionable for Monday

    McDaniels (calf) is questionable for Monday's game against the Hawks.

    McDaniels continues to take positive steps forward in his recovery from a left calf strain. After being ruled out one day in advance of Wednesday's regular-season opener, McDaniels was initially listed as doubtful ahead of Saturday's game against Miami before later being downgraded to out. The fact that he's taking a questionable tag into Monday is an encouraging sign, though the Timberwolves may not decide whether he's available to play until after evaluating him in pregame warmups. Whether McDaniels returns Monday or at a later date, his arrival will likely translate to fewer minutes for Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Naz Reid, Kyle Anderson and Troy Brown.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Won't face Miami

    McDaniels (calf) won't play Saturday against the Heat, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Coach Chris Finch confirmed the absence of McDaniels, but since he was already unlikely to play, this is not really surprising. McDaniels' next chance to make his season debut will come against the Hawks on Oct. 30.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Unlikely to play Saturday

    McDaniels (calf) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Heat.

    McDaniels suffered a calf strain during the preseason and missed Minnesota's regular-season opener against Toronto. While he'll likely be sidelined for a second straight game, McDaniels did return to practice Friday and was a full participant, so it appears he's trending toward potentially suiting up Monday in Atlanta.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Returns to practice

    McDaniels (calf) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Alan Horton of the Timberwolves Radio Network reports.

    McDaniels missed Minnesota's regular-season opener with a left calf strain he suffered in the preseason. However, his full practice participation is a good sign of his availability for Saturday's matchup with Miami. McDaniels will likely replace Nickeil Alexander-Walker in the starting lineup when he returns to action.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Will miss opener

    McDaniels (calf) is out for Wednesday's regular-season opener against Toronto.

    McDaniels suffered a left calf strain in the preseason that will force him to miss Wednesday's contest. The 23-year-old recently agreed to a five-year, $136 million contract extension with the Timberwolves, and though he's not a household name, his prowess on the defensive end is a key part of the Wolves' success. The Timberwolves seem to be viewing McDaniels as day-to-day, so he could have a shot to play Saturday versus Miami.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Agrees to massive extension

    McDaniels (calf) and the Timberwolves agreed to a five-year, $136 million contract extension Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    This is a testament to how much the Timberwolves believe in the versatile forward. Already an elite defender, McDaniels has also made strides on the offensive end and hit 39.8 percent of his three-pointers in 2022-23. Going into his age-23 season, McDaniels has been a popular late-round pick in fantasy drafts because of his ability to contribute across the board. As for Opening Night against the Raptors on Wednesday, the forward is currently considered questionable with left calf soreness.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Limited to individual drills

    McDaniels (calf) was limited to individual drills Sunday, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    McDaniels is currently sidelined due to left calf soreness. He was expected to be re-evaluated ahead of Opening Night, but it looks like he's trending toward being doubtful for Wednesday's regular-season opener in Toronto. If McDaniels is out, Kyle Anderson would presumably slide into the starting lineup, but Troy Brown, Naz Reid and potentially Leonard Miller could see increased playing time as well.

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  • Timberwolves' Jaden McDaniels: Re-evaluated in 7-10 days

    McDaniels (calf) is expected to be sidelined and re-evaulated in 7-10 days, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    McDaniels' current timeline means he will be re-evaluated right around the time the regular season tips off, which means he could be sidelined to start the year. When healthy, he is expected to start at small forward for the Timberwolves. Should the young wing ultimately miss any time, Troy Brown and Kyle Anderson are prime candidates to replace his minutes. The 23-year-old McDaniels averaged 12.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.4 triples across 30.6 minutes per game last season. He also shot a career-high 39.8 percent from beyond the arc.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Federal Way, WA
Age: 23
School: Washington
Experience: 3