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Timberwolves Roster & Starting Lineup vs. Rockets With Andrew Wiggins Out

The news on Wiggins came roughly an hour and a half before tip as The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski revealed that head coach Ryan Saunders said he’s dealing with an illness.

With Wiggins sidelined, this should mean a heavier workload for the likes of Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague, Josh Okogie, and Luol Deng.

The absence of one of Minnesota’s top scorers isn’t the only roster change, as Dario Saric will also remain in the starting lineup in place of Taj Gibson.

C: Karl-Anthony Towns*, Gorgui Dieng PF: Dario Saric*, Taj Gibson SF: Luol Deng*, Anthony Tolliver, Keita Bates-Diop SG: Josh Okogie*, Jerryd Bayless PG: Jeff Teague*, Derrick Rose, Isaiah Canaan

With Deng starting, he and Saric should see a decent workload while Rose will do plenty of heavy lifting off the bench and likely see big minutes.

We’ve watched the former MVP put up some huge performances in primetime matchups this season, and he could be in for a big night while going toe-to-toe with Harden.

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