Are Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert playing vs. Magic? Injury Reports Timberwolves

On Friday, the Orlando Magic will come to Minneapolis to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is the fifth game of a six-game homestand for the Timberwolves.

Anthony Edwards – Active, Rudy Gobert- Doubt for Timberwolves vs. Magic game

The Timberwolves are 12-5 so far in 2023. On Wednesday, they beat Golden State 119-114 in overtime, which was their fourth win in the last five games.

Anthony Edwards scored 27 points and dished five assists. Edwards has scored at least 23 points in each of Minnesota’s last eight games, a stretch in which the Timberwolves are 6-2.

Read also: Injury Updates on Anthony Edwards of the Timberwolves

  • T-Wolves injuries

Karl-Anthony Towns Feb. 1 Calf
Rudy Gobert Feb. 1 Groin
Bryn Forbes Feb. 1 Ankle Questionable
Jordan McLaughlin Feb. 1 Calf

Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic said that Towns’s calf injury will keep him out for the foreseeable future. Connelly said that the team isn’t sure when Towns will come back, but the general manager said that the team thinks the big man will come back during the 2022-23 season.

Forbes recently sprained his right ankle, so he will have to miss at least one game.

Chris Finch, the head coach of the Timberwolves, said Tuesday that McLaughlin’s (calf) return is “inching” closer. Finch says that the backup guard might be able to come back from a strained left calf before the All-Star break.

  • Rudy Gobert: Doubt 

There is some uncertainty as to whether or not Rudy Gobert will play on Friday against the Magic due to a groin injury, according to Dane Moore of ‘The Dane Moore NBA Podcast.

As a result of the right groin pain he’s been experiencing since the middle of January, Gobert did not play in Wednesday’s overtime victory over the Warriors.

When he’s been on the court for the last five games, he’s done very well. In those games, he’s averaged 14.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.4 assists. If the center doesn’t play on Friday again, Naz Reid, Nathan Knight, and Luka Garza could all see increased playing time.

  • Magic Injuries

Jonathan Isaac Feb. 1 Knee Questionable
Chuma Okeke Jan. 30 Knee

Since Isaac hasn’t played more than 10 minutes in any game this year, his absence from the rotation won’t be felt too greatly. The good news is Bol Bol could see increased playing time in the near future.

Okeke has been out of commission since the 21st of November, when he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. A month has passed since his surgery, and there has been no word of a reevaluation, despite the Magic’s assurances.

The future of Okeke’s playing time is up in the air, as that will be determined on a game-by-game basis.