T-Wolves' D'Angelo Russell Reportedly Enters NBA Health and Safety Protocols

Erin WalshDecember 25, 2021

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell entered the NBA's health and safety protocols on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell has entered into Covid protocols, sources tell ESPN. He’s the eighth player to enter for Minnesota, including Karl Anthony-Towns, Anthony Edwards and Patrick Beverley.

Russell is averaging 18.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 27 games. That said, he's shooting a career-low 38.3 percent from the field, including 33.5 percent from beyond the arc. 

With the Ohio State alum sidelined, Patrick Beverley and Jordan McLaughlin figure see more playing time. 

The Timberwolves are off through the weekend and are scheduled to return to play Monday against the Boston Celtics.