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Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell enters protocol

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Dec 23, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) in the first quarter at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 23, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell (0) drives against Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) in the first quarter at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota point guard D’Angelo Russell is the eighth member of the Timberwolves in COVID-19 protocols, ESPN reported Saturday.

Russell, 25, joins a list that includes backcourt partner Anthony Edwards and All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns.

Russell ranks third on the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game behind Towns (24.5) and Edwards (22.1). He is also averaging 6.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds through 27 starts.

The other Minnesota players in the NBA’s health and safety protocols are Patrick Beverley, Josh Okogie, Taurean Prince, Jarred Vanderbilt and McKinley Wright IV.

The Timberwolves’ next game is at home Monday against the Boston Celtics.

–Field Level Media