Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins questionable, Karl-Anthony Towns probable vs. Lakers
According to the Timberwolves’ PR team, their two stars are still nursing injuries. While Wiggins is still unsure to make a start, Towns is healthy enough to try to take on the impossible task of stopping either LeBron James or Anthony Davis.
Timberwolves Status Report in Advance of Dec. 8 at L.A. Lakers:
Shabazz Napier – Right Hamstring Strain
Karl-Anthony Towns – Right Knee Tendinopathy
Jeff Teague – Left Ankle Soreness
Andrew Wiggins – Left Thumb Sprain
Jake Layman – Left Toe Sprain
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) December 8, 2019
Even with both players fully healthy, it would be hard for the Wolves to pull off an upset against the Purple & Gold. Both LeBron and AD are playing exceptionally well this season, and only a few teams have managed to take them down a peg. A team with many holes like the Timberwolves will find it hard to take down a group that sits at the top of the Western Conference like the Lakers.
It’s a shame that they may have to miss out on seeing Wiggins play, though. He’s having a breakout year so far, averaging 24.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists a night. He’s become the deserving costar that the Wolves hoped he would become when they traded for him in 2014.
With Karl-Anthony Towns most likely back by tipoff, the Timberwolves shouldn’t lose by much. He’s definitely the best big man in the league, averaging 26.2 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists. He’ll be a nightmare to deal with for the Lakers frontcourt.
Unfortuantely, even the two of them in good health wouldn’t be able to contain this iteration of the Lakers. The Wolves are still too raw to even hold a candle to the Purple & Gold.