The Minnesota Timberwolves have been without key players, such as guard Anthony Edwards, center Karl-Anthony Towns and guard D'Angelo Russell, who have all been in the league's COVID protocols. However, the Timberwolves' COVID situation has improved recently, as Edwards returned to the team's lineup on Friday. In addition, the Timberwolves got some further good news on the COVID front, as Towns and Russell both cleared the protocols. The Timberwolves center had a hilarious social media reaction to exiting the league's COVID protocols.
👀 @Timberwolves pic.twitter.com/vkrel22MBn
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 3, 2022
That is an expert-level use of the Vince McMahon gif by Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, who is probably walking exactly like that to get to the Minnesota practice facility after being in the COVID protocols since December 23.
While Towns and Russell both cleared the protocols, they are both going to miss Monday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers, as both players need to ramp up their conditioning after the long layoff, as reported by Timberwolves reporter Dane Moore.
Moore noted that Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch spoke on Sunday about Towns and Russell, saying that both were trending towards a Wednesday return against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Towns, who has averaged 24.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and over a block and steal per game this season, will be a welcome addition to the Timberwolves lineup, as Minnesota has lost three games in a row.
Minnesota fans will likely get to see Karl-Anthony Towns strutting out like Vince McMahon for warmups on Wednesday night against the Clippers.