While Andrew Wiggins will play for his new team Saturday night, D'Angelo Russell won't.
The Timberwolves ruled Russell out for their home game against the Clippers due to a right quad contusion.
Updated Timberwolves Status Report Feb. 8 vs. L.A. Clippers:— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 8, 2020
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D'Angelo Russell (right quad contusion)
Jake Layman (left toe sprain)
Evan Turner (not with team)
While Russell won't play, former Warriors Jacob Evans III and Omari Spellman will make their Minnesota debuts.
Russell, Evans and Spellman were all traded by the Warriors to the T-Wolves on Thursday for Wiggins, a top-3 protected 2021 first-round draft pick and a 2021 second-round draft pick.
Of the Warriors' 52 games so far this season, Russell missed 19 due to injuries. In 33 games, he averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 32.1 minutes.
The T-Wolves have been after Russell since last summer, and they finally got him this week, so the fact that he can't play right away has to bum Karl-Anthony Towns out.
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Russell and Towns are close friends and have openly talked about wanting to play with each other.
Now, that first game together will have to wait until at least Monday when the T-Wolves travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors.