Timberwolves take a hit vs. Pelicans

Jordan McLaughlin, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
Jordan McLaughlin, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves just got some terrible news when it comes to their team. They are riding a hot streak right now and are probably the hottest team in basketball as we speak, with wins over the two best teams in the league, the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics.

But it’s not going to get any easier from here. It will only get harder, especially with the recent news. The Timberwolves roster is pretty good, to say the least. They have the stars that all play their role to perfection. They have the defense in the paint, on the wing, and on the perimeter. They also have depth.

But part of that depth will be tested on Wednesday night for the next few weeks against the New Orleans Pelicans at home. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves will be without backup guard Jordan McLaughlin for at least 4-6 weeks. That’s not the ideal situation, especially for Wednesday against the Pelicans, who are extremely talented and have a lot of great guards. McLaughlin has been a great depth piece and a great defender on the perimeter.

As far as the other injuries go and the injury report for Wednesday’s game, it is as follows:

"OUTClark – Right Achilles Tendon Rupture RehabMcLaughlin – Right Knee MCL Sprain Miller – G League Assignment Moore Jr. – G League Assignment"

While the injury report isn’t great for the Timberwolves, the Pelicans will also be without one of their best players, if not their best player. Zion Williamson will be out Wednesday as he is expecting the birth of his child. This will not only make it easier on the Timberwolves’ defense but also make it easier on their offense, as Williamson is a great defensive rebounder, too.

The Timberwolves will be wearing their classic throwback uniforms that we all know and love.