The Minnesota Timberwolves have been without one of their centerpieces for over a week, but they'll be getting him back in the lineup on Saturday. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Karl-Anthony Towns will return against the San Antonio Spurs after missing six games.
Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns (wrist) will return and start tonight vs. San Antonio. https://t.co/DianQVs3Mt
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 10, 2021
Back on December 26 in a game versus the Utah Jazz, Towns suffered a wrist injury in the second half of the game. After undergoing tests, KAT was diagnosed with a dislocated left wrist.
The Timberwolves announced that they would check on Towns on a week-to-week basis before they allow him to return. Seeing that he's going to be in the starting lineup on Saturday, Minnesota seems to be confident in his recovery progress.
Before suffering the injury, Karl-Anthony Towns was averaging 19.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.0 blocks. While those numbers are inflated because of the limited amount of games he has played, Towns' return to the lineup will definitely be a welcome sight.
Of course, with Towns missing over a week of action, it remains to be seen if he's limited in any fashion. If Towns has a minutes restriction, then Ed Davis, Juancho Hernangomez and Naz Reid could continue to see more playing time in the frontcourt.
Even though the Timberwolves sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 2-6 record, Minnesota has a young roster that could be much better with Towns on the floor. With that being said, hopefully KAT can remain healthy for the Timberwolves in his return.