MINNEAPOLIS — Quentin Grimes wound up missing only two games due to a sprained left wrist.
Grimes returned to the starting lineup for the Timberwolves’ game against the Wizards on Monday after winning over the Hornets and Wizards.
He wasn’t at his best, missing all six of his field-goal attempts in a 117-100 loss at Target Center.
Grimes was a minus-18, despite having two steals and two assists.
He was injured last Wednesday, at the start of the fourth quarter in Atlanta when he appeared to jam his hands on the body Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Donte diVincenzo took Grimes’ place in the two previous games.
The new addition to the team scored 25 points on Saturday and made seven 3-pointers as the Hornets were defeated.
DiVincenzo had a similar performance on Monday. He scored seven points, shooting 2-for-8, and added five assists.
Jalen Brunson has been named Eastern Conference Player of Week. He led the Knicks in a 3-1 win with an average of 28.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
Brunson scored 25 point on Monday. He also made three 3-pointers.
He’s now hit 19 over his last four games on 44 attempts.
Brunson set a new personal record by attempting 4.7 3-point attempts in a game last year. He also hit 41,6 percent of those attempts, an all-time high.
These numbers increased this season even further, reaching 6.8 and 47.7.
“When we got him, we wanted that growth to continue,” Tom Thibodeau, the coach of Tom Thibodeau. “When you look at the jump that he made last year, that was a big part of it. Just continue to build off of that. But the game tells you what to do.”
Evan Fournier (ankle), who missed his second consecutive match, has been sidelined.