The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without big man Naz Reid after he suffered a fractured wrist that needs surgery to fix. With the 2023 NBA Playoffs coming up, this could effectively end Reid’s season. He suffered the injury during the team’s Wednesday night 107-100 loss to the Phoenix Suns. This is a major setback for a Minnesota team that was attempting to make a late push to make the 2023 NBA Playoffs as the season winds down. Reid has been a vital rotational player this season for the team and will be missed while he is out of the action.
Naz Reid reportedly suffered a broken wrist on this dunk attempt last night ?pic.twitter.com/IHckBdARLc
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) March 31, 2023
This season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Naz Reid is averaging 11.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 53.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 34.6 percent. The Timberwolves would have to go on a very deep run to get their big man back this season and he likely will not return until the start of the 2023-24 NBA season. First, though the team will have to secure a spot in the NBA Playoffs which will likely include a play-in game. Minnesota is currently the nine seed in the Western Conference Standings with an overall record of 39-39. Games will be much harder without Reid in their final regular season games.