Naz Reid Undergoes Surgery, Expected To Miss Six Weeks

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.

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