Towns hasn’t played since February 10 due to the injury, though it wasn’t diagnosed as a fracture until 11 days later.
At that time, the Timberwolves said they would re-evaluate Towns in two weeks. That timetable passed and the team now says the injury will be re-evaluated once again after giving it two more weeks to heal.
Towns has struggled to stay on the court this season. He also missed 15 games due to a sprained left knee and two others for a league-imposed suspension. He’s played just once with his new pick-and-roll partner, D’Angelo Russell, since the high-scoring guard was traded from Golden State.
On the positive side, Towns’ wrist won’t require surgery but his chances of returning to action before next season have diminished. Towns, 24, is averaging career highs in points (26.5 PPG) and assists (4.4 APG).