Nick Friedell: Andrew Wiggins (leg contusion) getting checked out by Warriors medical staff, according to Steve Kerr. Chriss also did not practice. They are questionable for tomorrow vs. Kings. Draymond also questionable as well.
Kyle Ratke: Andrew Wiggins (illness) was not with the team for shootaround in Utah today. Josh Okogie (knee) participated in shootaround, but team will see how he feels going into tonight's game.
Christopher Hine: Andrew Wiggins is doubtful for tomorrow's game against Utah, but the Wolves are listing him with an illness, not personal reasons. Okogie questionable. Napier doubtful.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are out. Wiggins a game-time decision Ryan Saunders said.
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Andrew Wiggins — all of whom missed Tuesday’s game in Denver are questionable to play Thursday in Utah. Karl-Anthony Towns is probable to play in that game. His knee ailment is inflammation/stiffness that he doesn’t anticipate missing time for.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns is PROBABLE to play tonight against Denver. Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are questionable. Robert Covington and Luol Deng are both out.
Jon Krawczynski: In Denver, Ryan Saunders says Towns and Wiggins will go through shootaround and warmups before deciding if they will play
Dane Moore: Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns are questionable for the Wolves game at Denver tomorrow. Robert Covington and Luol Deng will be out again. That will be Covington’s 31st game missed in a row.
Christopher Hine: Ryan Saunders said Towns’ injury was a re-aggravation of some knee soreness that was lingering. He will go through warmups before seeing if he can play. Wiggins is out again. Bates-Diop to start again
Dane Moore: Andrew Wiggins is questionable to play tonight with an illness, per the team. Wiggins was at practice yesterday but wearing a hoodie — which he usually doesn’t do.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Wiggins both available tonight. Important with Butler gone and the Sixers guys not available
Christopher Hine: Andrew Wiggins is out tonight because of a right quad contusion (same injury that caused him to miss time recently). Wiggins was hit again there in the Lakers game
Dave McMenamin: Tom Thibodeau says Andrew Wiggins went through shootaround without any limitations. He will play against the Lakers tonight, barring any hitch in warmups.
Malika Andrews: Andrew Wiggins (right quad) is out tonight against the Bucks. Jimmy Butler will be a game time decision.
John Meyer: Andrew Wiggins has missed 1 game in his entire career (330/331) so it's weird to see him leave with an injury tonight (questionable to return: right quad contusion). Josh Okogie should see more minutes in AW's absence.
April 1, 2023 | 8:18 am EDT Update
Anthony Davis injury not serious
Jovan Buha: Anthony Davis: “I knew I was going to play regardless. Just that initial tweak — a little bit of pain.” He said he didn’t want to go out afterward and continued to play on adrenaline.
Anthony Davis hobbled through a turned ankle and the Los Angeles Lakers continued their march toward a postseason return with a 123-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. “He kicked our ass in every way possible,” Wolves coach Chris Finch said after Davis scored 17 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers to their fifth win in their past six games to go above .500 for the first time all season. Davis twisted his left ankle when he stepped backwards onto Lakers forward Wenyen Gabriel’s foot midway through the third quarter.
Davis didn’t miss a single possession. He checked back into the game after the stop in action and contributed to a 24-2 run by the Lakers that put them into the driver’s seat heading into the fourth quarter. “I knew I was going to play,” Davis said after the game. “Tied the shoes up tighter and just kind off played off adrenaline until the end of the game and was able to get some treatment. But I’ll be fine.”
StatMuse: Anthony Davis tonight: 38 PTS 17 REB 2 BLK 15-26 FG The only player with double-digit 30/15 games this season. pic.twitter.com/K3sCn2705P
Jovan Buha: The Lakers are staying overnight in Minneapolis instead of flying to Houston because of the ongoing blizzard warning. Here’s what the streets currently look like. pic.twitter.com/aSiM8tdNEZ
Damian Lillard on being shut down for the season: 'I wouldn't say it's my decision at all'
Players feel the wrath of fans for load management in the NBA, but more often than not it’s a team’s medical and training staff — driven by analytics and the use of wearable sensors — that sit a player. Guys don’t get to the NBA not wanting to compete. Case in point, Damian Lillard. The Trail Blazers have shut him down for the rest of the season, but he told Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show that it was a team call, not his. “I wouldn’t say it’s my decision at all. I think maybe the team protecting me from myself… Every time that I’ve had some type injury like that kind of get irritated or aggravated or something like that, it’s come from just like a heavy load, and stress, and just, you know, going out there and trying to go above and beyond. So, you know, I would say just; there is something there, and also them just trying to protect me from myself as well.”
Lillard also talked about his loyalty to Portland, which is partly tied to how he wants to win a ring — the way Dirk Nowitzki and Giannis Antetokounmpo did, with the team and city that drafted them. “I just have a way that I want to get things done for myself… I just have my stance on what I want to see happen, but in this business, you just never know.”