D’Angelo Russell (knee surgery) to miss 4-6 weeks

Feb 5, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell (0) shoots a three point basket as Oklahoma City Thunder center Al Horford (42) defends during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Minnesota won 106-103. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss four-to-six weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

Russell, 24, will have the procedure to remove a loose body in his left knee.

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Russell had only played in four games in February after dealing with quad issues before the knee issue cropped up. He last played Feb. 8, playing just six minutes and scoring six points. He has missed the past three games with leg soreness.

Russell, who is the team’s third-leading scorer, is averaging 19.3 points per game in 20 contests (19 starts). He’s in his first full season in Minnesota after getting traded to the T-Wolves from Golden State last season.

He’s a career 17.6 points per game scorer.

The team also announced that Jarrett Culver (8.1 point per game) has been upgraded to on-court activity after spraining his ankle in a Jan. 25 game at Golden State. He could potentially return to game action late next week.

–Field Level Media