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Minnesota to search for temporary reinforcement in open market following Jaden McDaniels shut down

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 11: Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Jaden McDaniels #3 of the Minnesota Timberwolves react after scoreing a three point basket during the third quarter of an NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on March 11, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

As they are set to miss Jaden McDaniels’ service for two weeks, the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly looking into a possibility of searching for playing candidates in the open market. 

Team insider and The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski provided the story, saying that inking a 10-day temporary replacement is on the table. 

McDaniels was ruled out for an extended time after an MRI revealed that he sustained a left ankle sprain in his awkward landing in Minny’s recent clash against the San Antonio Spurs. 

Considered as a staple of the Timberwolves’ bench, the second-year pro McDaniels has been widely praised for his versatility and reliability. He is averaging 9.4 points on 45.9% shooting, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists for the promising seventh-seeded ball club. 

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