Karl-Anthony Towns Ruled out for T-Wolves vs. Nets with Tailbone Injury

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIDecember 4, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns celebrates during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Friday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets as he continues to nurse a tailbone contusion. 

The Athletic and Stadium's Shams Charania first reported Towns would sit against Brooklyn. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski previously reported X-rays on Towns' back returned negative after he suffered a hard fall in Minnesota's loss to the Washington Wizards. 

Towns, 26, has averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game so far this season. The multi-faceted big is also shooting 50.8 percent from the field and a career-best 44.2 percent from three. 

Naz Reid will see a bump in playing time as long as Towns is sidelined.