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Minnesota Timberwolves’ D’Angelo Russell set for knee surgery

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell will go through arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to remove a loose body in his left knee and is required to miss four to six weeks, the group reported.

Russell had missed Minnesota’s past three games with what the Wolves said was an irritated left leg. Ricky Rubio again began in his place in Tuesday night’s 112-104 misfortune to the Lakers.

Russell was averaging 19.3 points and 5.1 assists in 20 games (19 beginnings) this season for the Western Conference-most exceedingly terrible Timberwolves (7-21).

His nonattendance from the Wolves’ lineup comes a year after the group obtained him by means of trade with the Golden State Warriors.

The Wolves were searching for a point guard toward pair with All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, however the two have played only five games together since the deal – once during the pandemic-abbreviated 2019-20 season and four times this season, as Towns was sidelined 13 games subsequent to testing positive for COVID-19. Minnesota went 2-3 in those five games.

Towns and Russell were selected first and second, respectively, in the 2015 NBA draft.

Likewise Tuesday, the Timberwolves said forward Jarrett Culver, who suffered a left ankle sprain a month ago, has been cleared to continue on-court activities and could play by late one week from now.

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