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The Minnesota Timberwolves are not officially out of the playoff chase, but to reach that difficult goal, they’ll have to do so with a decidedly shorthanded roster. The team announced today that forward Robert Covington and guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are all expected to miss the rest of the season due to injury. Rose and Teague had missed the last four games with injury, with Rose suffering with soreness and swelling in his right elbow while Teague had re-aggravated a left foot injury originally suffered in December.
Dane Moore: Robert Covington, Luol Deng, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague will all miss the Timberwolves Thursday evening game against Charlotte. Taj Gibson is also questionable to play — he missed the second half on Tuesday with a calf strain. Running out of 30 year-olds quick…
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Robert Covington are all OUT tonight against the Warriors. No specific updates on timetables for any of those players.
Christopher Hine: At practice today, Ryan Saunders said Jeff Teague went back to Minnesota for further evaluation on his left foot injury. Derrick Rose “did some things” at practice. Saunders said Rose would be questionable for tomorrow.
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: Jeff Teague is available tonight against the Pacers, Wolves say
Kevin Chouinard: Jeff Teague will not play tonight.
Kevin Chouinard: For tomorrow’s game in Atlanta, Jeff Teague (left knee soreness) is questionable and Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) is out.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is OUT tonight (left knee soreness).
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague is questionable with left knee soreness.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is active but won’t play tonight, per the Wolves.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague still listed as doubtful for tomorrow against Orlando. Jones, Rose, Covington continue to be out.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Rose both out tonight. Get ready for more point Wiggins
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague (ankle) out for Wolves tonight vs. Lakers.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is out tonight. Wolves clarify it’s left FOOT soreness, not ankle soreness
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague is starting for the Wolves.
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague (illness) now questionable tonight.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are expected to play, per Ryan Saunders
Christopher Hine: Robert Covington questionable for tomorrow’s game because of right ankle soreness. Jeff Teague upgraded to questionable from his usual doubtful. Derrick Rose still doubtful. Maybe there’s a chance the Wolves get Teague back tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague are out again tonight for the Timberwolves.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are officially out tonight for the Timberwolves.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is officially inactive tonight.
Christopher Hine: Talked to Jeff Teague about his ankle injury: “That last game in Phoenix, I just couldn’t move. The pain was just too bad. Just trying to do some things to get right.”
Dane Moore: Tom Thibodeau on Jeff Teague’s injury: “it’ll be a few days.” Wolves play Friday and Sunday.
Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammmation) went into Monday night’s game against the Kings listed as questionable. Teague is active, but will not play. Derrick Rose will start in his place.
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose is out tonight. Wiggins and Teague in, Thibs says
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Wiggins both available tonight. Important with Butler gone and the Sixers guys not available
Christopher Hine: Thibodeau said Jeff Teague is “real close” to returning to the lineup.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves tomorrow. Rest of injury report (outside of Justin Patton and his foot) is clear.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is questionable tonight. Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves vs. the Clippers.
Christopher Hine: Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler is playing tonight. Jeff Teague is still out, “day to day.” Tyus Jones will return tonight after a one-game absence.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is missing tonight’s game against the Jazz. He said he already had some tendinitis in his left knee and then he “banged knees with LeBron” on Monday. Teague will receive additional assesments later today — but is definitely out.
Chris Dempsey: Jeff Teague is “expected to be a go,” coach Tom Thibodeau said for tonight vs. Denver. Jimmy Butler’s status is still up in the air.
Tony Jones: Jeff Teague will be out tonight with knee soreness. Tyus Jones will start in his place
Jon Krawczynski: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague officially listed as questionable for tonight. Jimmy Butler remains out.
John Meyer: Jeff Teague is back in the starting lineup tonight vs. OKC.
Adrian Wojnarowski: There’s optimism within Timberwolves that Jeff Teague could return from MCL sprain within two to four weeks, league sources tell ESPN.
Jeff Teague left the Wolves’ 128-125 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets late in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury. An MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning. Teague was hurt when Nuggets guard Gary Harris rolled over Teague’s planted left leg in a scrum for the ball. Teague went down to the floor and stayed there before gingerly walking off the court.
Kyle Ratke: Jeff Teague is available to play tonight for the Wolves.
The Timberwolves list starting point guard Jeff Teague in their latest injury report as questionable for tonight’s game at Oklahoma City, but he sounded at the morning shootaround like a man who intends to play. He said he’ll decide for sure after warming up tonight. “See how it goes,” he said. “Hopefully, I’ll be out there tonight.”
Kyle Ratke: Bjelica out tonight. Teague is questionable.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague out again for Wolves. Tyus back in as a starter
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague is also out for Minnesota. Tyus Jones another start
Wolves starting point guard Jeff Teague and backup forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss their second consecutive game each this afternoon against Phoenix at Target Center.
Teague said he started to feel soreness in his right Achilles late in Wednesday’s home victory over Orlando and it persisted for Friday’s loss to Miami and today against the Suns. Asked before the game if it’s painful, he said, “Just annoying,” and added that’s it better to be careful with such a delicate thing as an Achilles.
Jerry Zgoda: Teague said he won’t play today
Jerry Zgoda: Jeff Teague (right Achilles soreness) and Nemanja Bjelica (left mid-foot sprain) are both questionable for tomorrow’s matinee with the Suns at TC
Teague was ruled out minutes before the game with a right Achilles injury. Teague is averaging 14.0 points and 7.5 assists this season and is coming off playing 37 minutes on Wednesday. Thibodeau said Teague’s status is day to day and he’ll be re-evaluated Saturday.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague also out with a sore right achilles. #Timberwolves
Jeff Teague said he played last season with a “tear in my patella” according to a statement that the Hawks point guard posted on his Instagram account Thursday. In the post – which was later deleted – Teague said: “They wont tell y’all but I played with a tear in my patella the whole year and could barely jump or stop but it’s coo got that taken care #illbebackdunking #theywontsaythatpart.”
In a brief interview with the media following the Hawks’ season-ending playoff loss to the Cavaliers last month, Teague mentioned his summer plan was “just getting healthy. Here is the exchange: Q: What’s not healthy? A: Knees. Ankles. Q: Just from playing normal 82-plus games? A: A little different this year than previous years but I will be all right. Q: Will you need surgery? A: Nah. I hope not. Better not.
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July 23, 2019 | 9:41 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Undrafted Boston College guard Ky Bowman has signed a two-way NBA contract with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
The N.B.A. has begun an investigation into how teams handled free agency this summer, focusing on whether improper inducements were offered to players to circumvent the salary cap, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The issue was raised by multiple team owners at a meeting of the league’s board of governors this month in Las Vegas, according to the person, who requested anonymity because of a lack of authorization to speak publicly on the subject.
It is unclear what the scope of the investigation is, or whether the league, which declined to comment, is acting on information other than reports in the news media. The investigation follows one of the most tumultuous off-seasons in N.B.A. history, with many high-profile players switching teams. The N.B.A. is also exploring whether it needs to change its rules against tampering. Several players committed to signing with a team as soon as free agency negotiations officially opened at 6 p.m. on June 30 — even though teams were not allowed to begin recruiting before then. League rules prohibit players, coaches and front office executives from enticing an athlete under contract with another team to come play for their franchise.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell said he thinks he’ll be able to show more of his versatility & skillset in Minnesota. Per 36 minutes in his two-year career, Bell has averaged 10.9 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.4 BPG & 1.2 SPG
July 23, 2019 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Asked Ryan Saunders today about Robert Covington starting at the 4. Saunders said “there is a strong possibility of that.” Saunders also said, “I have liked Andrew Wiggins playing the 2.” Sounds like the other wing spot is up for grabs — w/ Layman and Culver as frontrunners.
Dane Moore: Today, when Ryan Saunders was asked what his biggest focus for Andrew Wiggins is this summer, he nodded to the shot chart below and said: “Shot selection. Shot values. I think that’s really important. And it’s not something that’s just a suggestion in the NBA anymore.” pic.twitter.com/uaJoPuqJ9f