Jaden McDaniels will miss Timberwolves’ regular-season opener

The Timberwolves will be down a starter when they opens the NBA season Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.

Jaden McDaniels, who signed a five-year extension worth $131 million on Monday, will miss the regular-season opener with the calf strain suffered in Abu Dhabi that has kept him out of much of training camp.

The 23-year-old defensive stopper resumed 5-on-0 work this week. The team said McDaniels’ status “will be evaluated day-to-day” moving forward. Minnesota’s home opener is Saturday against Miami.

Either Kyle Anderson or Nickeil Alexander-Walker is likely to start in McDaniels’ place against the Raptors.

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