Andrew Wiggins set to return vs. Jazz, Jeff Teague out with a knee contusion
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins is set to make his return for Wednesday night’s match-up against the Utah Jazz, according to a report from Dane Moore of Zone Coverage. Jeff Teague, however, will be held out.
Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau gave an update on Wiggins’ status on Wednesday morning, noting that he “should be ready to go.”
Andrew Wiggins “should be ready,” per Tom Thibodeau.
Jeff Teague is out — knee contusion
Jimmy Butler is out — “general soreness”
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) October 31, 2018
Wiggins, now 23 years of age, has been dealing with a quad injury, which has caused him to miss three games. Prior to this set-back, he had only missed one game over the course of his career. The Timberwolves thought the former No. 1 overall pick would be well enough to play on Monday night, but it wasn’t to be. Now, however, it sounds like he’s recovered enough to take the floor.
“I only miss a game if I’ve absolutely got to,” Wiggins told Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic following his injury.
In his four appearances with the Timberwolves this season, Wiggins has racked up averages of 15.8 points on 43.1 percent shooting from the field (31.3 percent from beyond the arc), 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 steals in 27.3 minutes per outing.
If Wiggins is indeed well enough to play against the Jazz on Wednesday night, he’ll likely have to carry the load on offense, as Jimmy Butler, who says he will not play with team anymore, and Jeff Teague, who’s suffering from a left knee contusion, will not play.
Wednesday night’s Timberwolves-Jazz match-up is scheduled to tip inside the Target Center at 8:00 p.m. EST. Additional information with regards to Wiggins’ status should be released prior to tip-off.