Anthony Edwards injured, Timberwolves’ season will worsen

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ season from hell continued Friday evening time as they misplaced to the Chicago Bulls in double further time and will have misplaced Anthony Edwards for the the rest of the common season to an ankle damage. There hasn’t been an official replace from the staff. Edwards returned to the bench in a strolling boot in direction of the tip of the sport and briefly informed reporters he was going to be high-quality.

I can admire Ant’s angle and toughness. He’s performed in seventy one of seventy one video games whereas fully different stars can barely be bothered to play seven straight. There are solely three weeks left on the NBA common season calendar, and the T-Wolves are a sport out of the playoffs and a sport away from lacking the play-in.

however haven’t obtained any fear, Minnesota, backup should be arriving any time. (Hey, Karl, that’s your cue.) Karl-Anthony cities is shut to coming back from a calf damage that has lingered for months. The replace from two days in the past was that KAT shall be again inside the “coming weeks.” no matter which means larger imply he’ll be again on the floor quickly.

the good

All issues thought of, it’s nonetheless not that dangerous as a outcome of the underside of the West is abysmal. Minnesota has to stave off the Jazz, Pelicans, and Blazers for the 12 seed. Two of these organizations are in a free fall, and Danny Ainge is doing every part in his power to protect the third staff inside the lottery.

Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert are better than ready to having fun with .500 basketball for a brief span, and hopefully, it’s prolonged enough to bridge the hole till cities returns. Oh and when that occurs, no matter factors Gobert and cities had sharing the floor collectively larger magically disappear.

The dangerous

Minnesota with out Edwards is the 2021 Utah Jazz however older and with out Donovan Mitchell, and that’s about as miserable of a basketball state of affairs as you’ll discover. The entrance office gave away 1,000,000 draft picks for Gobert, and the one argument it was a sensible transfer is that he’s the final cornerstone standing.

D’Angelo Russell is a Laker, KAT’s pure state is nursing an damage, and the brightest spot of all of the spots crumbled to the courtroom Friday evening time and screamed “TIMEOUT!” like he was making an try to cease a battle after getting belted by his older brother too onerous.

The entrance office has already tried to retcon the narrative as quickly as, and it didn’t take, so if this season ends abruptly, the subsequent steps is most seemingly extra drastic.

The Ugly

the a approach the Wolves maintain away from an offseason of pundits questioning who’s unhappy and followers making faux KAT trades is that in the event that they get into the playoffs and win a spherical. It’s doable, however it’ll take Edwards returning for the playoffs, and cities going ballistic as quickly as doable for as prolonged as doable.

Any time we marvel which franchise is the gold regular for mismanagement, Minnesota affords up a season like this, or the 12 months after the final time they made the playoffs when Jimmy Butler hacked his approach out of Minneapolis with a machete. Then that prompts of us to ask, “Weren’t you the staff that took two level guards not named Steph Curry forward of Steph Curry?” And issues proceed to spiral from there.

So, larger of luck, T-Wolves followers. And simply know, it’s not your fault.

We actually really feel dangerous for Minnesota sports activities followers, however not enough to jot down good issues about Kirk Cousins. study extra Timberwolves and Vikings information on Deadspin’s staff pages.


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