Thunder: Nerlens Noel listed as out against Timberwolves
Nerlens Noel is listed as out for the Thunder's game Monday night against the Timberwolves. Noel has missed the last four games with a left ankle sprain.
Noel is averaging 7.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as the Thunder's backup center.
Mike Muscala has averaged 16 minutes per game at center since Noel has been sidelined.
Minnesota will be without star center Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders told reporters Monday morning.
Towns has missed the last 13 games due to a left knee sprain. He is also dealing with an illness. Towns is averaging a career-high 26.5 points per game.
Minnesota forward Jake Layman is listed as out with a left toe sprain.
The Thunder and Timberwolves will tip-off at 7 p.m. Monday in Minneapolis.