APRIL 5: Reid has undergone surgery to repair his left scaphoid fracture, the Timberwolves announced today in a press release. The team didn’t confirm or dispute the recovery timeline reported by Wojnarowski (noted below), simply reiterating that the big man will be sidelined indefinitely.
MARCH 31: Timberwolves center Naz Reid will undergo surgery on his fractured left wrist, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets.
He’ll be sidelined for six weeks, likely ending his season unless Minnesota makes a significant playoff run. It’s a huge blow for the Timberwolves, as Reid filled in admirably during Karl-Anthony Towns‘ extended absence and had just moved to a significant bench role.
The center suffered the injury during the second half of a 107-100 loss to the Suns on Wednesday, in a fall after a dunk attempt.
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.
He’ll be an unrestricted free agent this summer after earning the vet minimum this season.
Nathan Knight figures to play a more prominent role and it’s possible the Timberwolves might try to clear a roster spot for two-way big man Luka Garza.
9 thoughts on “Naz Reid Undergoes Surgery, Expected To Miss Six Weeks”
Wishing him a speedy recovery. Too bad he was looking really good the last few games. Timberwolves not totally cooked though. West is close.
W the way the playoffs move he could potentially return at the beginning of the second round
So do they move on and Try to get Favors or another big
Not even a Wolves fan. But watch Reid get lost amongst the trees in Minnesota when they are loaded and see him shine when they are healthy makes me sad he’s hurt. Now. When they get KAT. That trio would be exhausting
4 West teams traded away most of the future draft picks, but they are not top-3 seeds
What does that have to do with naz?
Naz plays for the Wolves.
Naz can watch the post season with his
Timberpuppy Teammates on TV.
Six weeks is too much time. Wolves will definitely be eliminated in 6 weeks.
They were playing well 2 weeks ago, then Naz went down, and KAT came back. Haven’t looked super-hot since. Especially aginst the Portland Blazers last Sunday