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Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague remains out vs. Lakers with injury

Jeff Teague

The Minnesota Timberwolves revealed via their PR account that guard Jeff Teague would miss their game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a nagging right foot injury.

This will be the fifth game that the Indiana native will miss as he continues to rehab from his injury.

Jeff Teague had gotten off to a slow start to the season, posting averages of 12.7 points, 6.9 assists, and 2.4 rebounds in seven games. He has yet to find a consistent shooting stroke. He’s currently shooting 35.9 percent from the field and 31 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, both well below his career averages.

Teague will more than likely be replaced in the starting lineup by Derrick Rose, who has excelled in the starting role. Rose has surpassed expectations and had one of the best moments in the NBA season so far when he scored a career-high 50 points against the Utah Jazz.

Even though Rose is filling in nicely as a starter, the Timberwolves have gotten off to a slow start to the season and are only 4-7, sitting dead last in the Northwest Division.

The Jimmy Butler saga continues to drone on, wrecking team chemistry and causing Butler to sit out games due to “general soreness,” perhaps in an effort to preserve his trade value.

Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns are great talents, but neither of them have found consistency this season. Hopefully, the team can get its starting point guard healthy and begin to turn around a season that had a nightmare of a start.