Timberwolves Center Suffers Devastating Injury Amidst Playoff Hunt

Minnesota Timberwolves center Naz Reid has reportedly suffered a broken wrist amidst their current playoff hunt, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Reid fell hard on his wrist and suffered the injury after going for a dunk during their Wednesday night game against the Phoenix Suns. He stayed in the game but kept favoring his wrist throughout. He eventually left with 4:18 to go in the 4th quarter.

This is a massive blow for the Timberwolves, who are still currently fighting for a spot in the playoffs. 

Reid has been a key piece for Minnesota throughout the season, especially with the injury to Karl-Anthony Towns. He's provided tremendous value off the bench and has been very productive and efficient in limited minutes.

In 68 games, the 6-foot-9 big man averaged 11.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 53.7 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Over his last 15 games, in just nearly 21 minutes a game, Reid has averaged 16.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from three.

Minnesota is currently 8th in the Western Conference with a 39-38 record, same as the 7th-seeded New Orleans Pelicans. 

They hold just a half-game lead above the 9th-seeded Los Angeles Lakers and one game over the 10th-seed Oklahoma City Thunder.

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