MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague will miss Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with left ankle inflammation.
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Teague, who averages 11.6 points and a team-high 8.3 assists per game, didn’t sustain a particular injury, but the inflammation built over time.
Teague had been considered a game-time decision. He missed seven games earlier this season with a left knee injury. Derrick Rose will start in Teague’s place.
Sacramento is without rookie Marvin Bagley III (left knee bone bruise) and guard Iman Shumpert (personal reasons). Bagley will miss his second straight game with the injury. Shumpert missed the last game with a hip contusion.
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