Opening night is just three days away for the Minnesota Timberwolves. A long offseason will finally conclude Wednesday night when the Wolves tip off against the Raptors in Toronto in the regular season opener.
It will be the first time Minnesota will be opening a season on the road since the 2019-20 season, when they traveled to Brooklyn for opening night. With a few guys’ playing status in question for Wednesday, fans are wondering who will be suiting up for the game and who will be sidelined with injuries.
The most recent injury update was provided on Sunday afternoon. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reported that Karl-Anthony Towns will officially be good to go against the Raptors. However, there is still uncertainty about Jaden McDaniels’ availability.
Jaden McDaniels is still questionable for the Timberwolves’ opener
A little over a week ago, McDaniels was ruled out of the Timberwolves’ preseason game against the Knicks due to a minor left calf strain. He was set to be re-evaluated in another week and a half.
As far as we know, this injury is nothing to be concerned about. Krawczynski noted that it came up during the Abu Dhabi trip, and is probably a minor ailment that will not lead to significant time out for Jaden. There is no indication that McDaniels’ contract situation is playing in to him missing time.
Outside of J-Mac, the only other player fans had been keeping an eye on was Karl-Anthony Towns after he sat out the preseason finale against the Bulls last week. All accounts are that KAT should be good to go on Wednesday.