Nov 30, 2022 - Sports

Towns' injury hinders Timberwolves

Rody Gobert and Karl Anthony Towns

The twin towers of Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns have not worked out so far. Photo: David Berding/Getty Images

A bad start to the Timberwolves' season got worse Tuesday when the team announced all star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss several weeks due to a calf injury.

Catch up quick: A new roster that paired Towns with another 7-footer, Rudy Gobert, has not meshed so far. The team fell to 10-11 on Monday following a blowout loss to the Washington Wizards.

  • Towns and Gobert have struggled to get back on defense and, despite their size, the team has been out-rebounded this season.

The intrigue: NBA teams usually make assessments — and changes — after 20 to 25 games.

  • Towns' injury will force head coach Chris Finch's hand and we'll soon see how the team plays with just one big fella on the court at a time.
  • Our first look at the Towns-less Wolves is Wednesday at 7pm when they host the Memphis Grizzlies.
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