The Minnesota Timberwolves had a tumultuous final day of the regular season.
According to ESPN’s Mark Spears, Minnesota’s Jayden McDaniels (forward, 206cm, 84kg) suffered a serious injury that fractured the metacarpal in his right hand.
McDaniels was injured in the last game of the regular season against the New Orleans Pelicans on the 10th (Korean time). On his way to the locker room, where he was not injured during the game, he was punched into a wall. It was later confirmed that his third and fourth metacarpals were fractured.
His injury was virtually confirmed as he already expressed unnecessary emotions on the wall. He will miss the upcoming play-in tournament as well as the playoffs. If Minnesota makes it to the top rounds, it’s not like there’s no room for them to come back. However, even if the playoffs continue, it is questionable when they will be able to return.
McDaniels has been more consistent than anyone in Minnesota this season. He missed all but three games before getting injured on the final day of the season. He posted 12.2 points (.517 .399 .736), 3.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 30.9 minutes per game in 78 games. He turned out to be Minnesota’s housekeeper, averaging over 10 points for the first time since entering the NBA.
Minnesota ended the regular season on a three-game winning streak after winning against New Orleans last week.스포츠토토 As a result of the final game, Minnesota confirmed 8th place in the Western Conference. Right before winning streak, he faced a big crisis as he suffered 3 consecutive losses, but finished the season well and was able to go to the 7th seed match. If they had been pushed out of the 8th place, it would have been difficult to challenge for the playoffs. However, he settled in 8th place and increased his odds.
However, Minnesota could not laugh on this day. McDaniels couldn’t contain his emotions and claimed injury, and Rudy Gobaer collided with teammate Kyle Anderson. As a result, Minnesota suspended Gobert for one game. As a result, Gobert will not be able to play in the 7th seed match against the Los Angeles Lakers on the 12th.