Timberwolves news: Karl-Anthony Towns out vs. Hornets with wrist injury
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Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will have wrist injury evaluated over All-Star break

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Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns won’t play on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.

Towns underwent an MRI on Tuesday which revealed a left wrist injury. He will be further evaluated over the All-Star break.

Towns has played in 35 games this season and is averaging a career-best 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per contest.

Unfortunately for Towns, he won’t be able to play with newly acquired point guard D’Angelo Russell, who will make his home debut with Minnesota. It is worth noting that KAT had been pushing the front office to make a move for his good friend before they actually did right before the trade deadline last Feb. 6.

The Timberwolves are 16-36 on the season and are in 14th place in the Western Conference standings. The playoffs are likely out of reach for the team this season, but the goal is for Russell and Towns to establish chemistry and rapport so that they can push the Minnesota franchise to playoff contention next season.

Karl-Anthony Towns missed a bunch of games earlier in the season because of a knee injury. The former No. 1 overall pick won’t be going to the All-Star game this season after playing in the game the last two seasons.