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Anthony Edwards exits Wednesday’s game vs. Pistons with hip soreness, will return

Edwards was dealing with a hip issue entering the game.

Minnesota Timberwolves v Detroit Pistons
Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves takes a first half shot in front of Saddiq Bey of the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on January 11, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Update: Edwards will return to the contest, which seems like a bad idea. We’ll see if the Timberwolves can manage his hip issue.

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards is out for the remainder of Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons due to hip soreness. Edwards had this issue coming into the game and it seems like something that will flare up from time to time.

The Timberwolves are going to have to be careful with Edwards, who was expected to continue ascending towards superstardom this season. Minnesota has been struggling to get out of the middle of the West, especially with Karl-Anthony Towns still sidelined. Edwards dealing with hip soreness on and off is just about the last thing this team will need.

With Edwards likely managing this issue for a few weeks, Jaden McDaniels and Kyle Anderson are elevated in Minnesota’s rotation. Anderson was ruled out Wednesday with an illness but he could be in line for more minutes when he is available. McDaniels remains a great value play in DFS lineups.