Timberwolves’ Jaden McDaniels Out 2-3 Weeks with Right Ankle Sprain

– Jaden McDaniels has a Grade 1 right lateral ankle sprain and is expected to miss two to three weeks
– The Timberwolves hold 17th-ranked odds to win this season’s championship
– Minnesota has won nine of their last 10 games


Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels sustained a Grade 1 right lateral ankle sprain during the first quarter of Monday’s 117-100 victory over the New York Knicks. According to the team’s announcement, McDaniels is expected to miss two to three weeks and will be re-evaluated in a week. Sportsbooks are showing better odds for the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. Furthermore, the Washington product recorded a career-high 25 points in a 139-131 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Mar. 17, 2023, and in a 125-124 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Mar. 22.

Jaden McDaniels was drafted 28th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Draft out of the University of Washington, but he was traded immediately to the Oklahoma City Thunder and then to Minnesota. During his rookie 2020-21 season, McDaniels made 27 starts in 67 games for the Timberwolves. In 79 starts of the 2022-23 season, the forward averaged career highs of 12.1 points, 1.9 assists, and 30.6 minutes per game while shooting a career-best 39.8% from 3-point range.

Further to his injury, Jaden is averaging 9.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 23.6 minutes per contest this season. Plus, he’s shooting a career-best 58.2% from the floor and 37.9% outside the arc. McDaniels signed a five-year, $136 million contract extension with the Timberwolves ahead of the season. Minnesota (10-3) is 6-0 at home, tying a franchise record to start a season. The Wolves have also won nine of their last 10 games. That stretch includes seven straight wins, the franchise’s longest streak since 2004, which was the last year the Wolves made it past the first round of the playoffs.

James Shotwell
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