MARCH 31: The Timberwolves have issued a press release confirming that Reid suffered a left scaphoid fracture and announcing that he’ll be out indefinitely.
MARCH 30: Timberwolves big man Naz Reid has broken his left wrist, according to Shams Charania and Jon Krawcyznski of The Athletic (Twitter link). The Athletic’s duo says that Reid will be sidelined for a “significant” amount of time with the ailment.
The center injured the wrist during the second half of an eventual 107-101 loss to the Suns on Wednesday, in a fall after a dunk attempt. Reid appeared to be playing in significant pain afterwards, as Krawczynski noted even prior to the news of the break (via Twitter).
Krawczynski tweets that Reid had emerged as a significant contributor to Minnesota of late. At 39-38, the Timberwolves currently occupy the Western Conference’s eighth seed.
The 23-year-old is the Wolves’ third big man, a crucial utility player who can be played at either frontcourt spot alongside starters Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns. In 68 games this season, the 6’9″ big man had been averaging 11.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 1.1 APG, and 0.8 BPG across 18.4 MPG for the Timberwolves.
Reid went undrafted out of LSU in 2019, and eventually signed a four-year deal with Minnesota. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and after earning the vet minimum this season.
17 thoughts on “Wolves’ Naz Reid Breaks Wrist, Out Indefinitely”
Low key big loss for the Wolves…
One of those undrafted success stories…
They’ll have to split KAT and Gobert up more now to make sure they have good minutes at the 5 the whole game…
Bummer for the Wolves, they were looking like one of the better west teams heading into the playoffs. They will miss Reid.
I honestly feel really bad for him. He was gonna get paid a lot and deserved it.
If you see the play it was pretty normal. Just shows how any play can turn into something worse.
I hope the wolves can resign him. He would have made a difference maker in the playoffs guaranteed.
He had like 3 or 4 nba jam style dunks the other night in sac and one of them he was grabbing his hand like crazy in apparent discomfort. Them the breaks
He still might get paid. A lot of teams out there in need of a really good big man. We’ll see if Minnesota can keep him.
Huge loss for the Wolves push this year. Was exciting to watch them and I wouldn’t look forward to facing them in the first or second round.
they were better off with reid healthy and KAnT injured than they are now.
Billdo so you think naz is better then KAT. lmao
Better player? No. Better fit for the Wolves and their self-inflicted weirdness? Yes.
He and Gobert didn’t play all that much together. His fit was as the backup center.
And Towns and Gobert were starting to figure things out before Towns got hurt.
Guess you missed the two game winners KAT has had since coming back.
The weirdness was bc they had Dlo who can’t guard anyone so it makes it harder to play two bigs if your “PG” cannot guard anyone on the court.
He’s not much of a shooter, but catching and passing with a stabilized wrist could be difficult, and I don’t know if the Wolves are giving him the option, but I’d try to play in the playoffs if I could practice effectively.
Lakers should be able to defeat Wolves tonight
Lakers 6th seed
If Lakers lose to Wolves tonight, Lakers are likely 7-10 seed
Lakers are still underdog vs Wolves. How and why?
Nope. Your takes are as bad as the LA FT disparity.
Between a lopsided trade, Kats extended absence, and injuries + controversy around Anthony “I Hate gay people ” Edward’s, the Timberwolves can’t catch a break!
Oh wait…poor choice of words…lmao
Laughing at a guy who was a UDFA.
You life is ugly and miserable.
Funny? Hehe, yep. Where the likes at?
No mention that Naz was hit in the face twice on this dunk attempt, went to the ground hard in clear pain, and it was not even looked at as a review.
These refs are crooked af. Go look at each LA box score. They get twice as many FTs as every opponent. Wolves get half.
AD shot more FTs than the Bulls entire team.
Booker shot more FTs than the Wolves entire team.
What a corrupt joke the NBA is letting itself become.