UPDATE: April 13, 10:33 a.m. — The game between the Nets and T-Wolves that was originally scheduled for Monday will be played Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, per ESPN.
The Nets Timberwolves game originally scheduled for Monday April 12 has been rescheduled for 3 PM CT today, sources tell ESPN.— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) April 13, 2021
There will not be any fans in attendance.
The game between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday at 8 p.m. ET at Target Center in Minneapolis will be postponed due to the events at Brooklyn Center, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins game in Minneapolis that was set for 2:10 p.m. ET was postponed due to the events and ongoing protests in the area. The Timberwolves first began conversations on a potential postponement earlier, which was reported by ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is now reporting that the Nets and Timberwolves could play this game on Tuesday. Both teams have games scheduled for Wednesday, so it would create a back-to-back. The Nets would then have games Friday and Sunday, while the T-Wolves would have a similar schedule this week.
The Nets-Timberwolves could be played on Tuesday in Minneapolis, sources tell ESPN. Nets play in Philadelphia on Wednesday; Timberwolves host Bucks on Wednesday.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 12, 2021
Here’s an official statement from the NBA on the postponement and events in Minneapolis:
So with this news, we now have an eight-game slate for Monday night. The Nets had already ruled out Kyrie Irving (personal) and LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) for this game. The Timberwolves announced C Karl-Anthony Towns was away from the team and was not going to play as well. We’ll see when the Nets and T-Wolves will make this game up. Be sure to adjust your fantasy basketball and NBA DFS lineups accordingly.
In terms of DFS, this should alter the slate a bit. KAT ($10,500) was the highest-priced center on the slate and he was ruled out. Some of that ownership would have gone to Anthony Edwards at $7,500. This may force lineups to shift heavy on the Nuggets vs. the Wizards. Michael Porter Jr. ($7,000) and Nikola Jokic ($10,400) are the natural pivots off both KAT and Edwards. There was also going to be a ton of value on the Nets with Irving, James Harden and LMA sidelined.