LeBron James and Rajon Rondo are still missing from action, and the Lakers are expected to play several youngsters from the roster.
James suffered a groin strain on Christmas day against the Golden State Warriors, while Rondo is expected to miss a lengthy stretch of games due to a hand problem.
And Lakers head coach Luke Walton admitted he needs one of the younger members of the team to step up while the two veterans are missing.
“It’s got to come from the group,” he explained.
”We know we have some of the best leaders in the game.
“We’ve got LeBron and Rondo and Tyson, but they’re hurt so it’s up to other people to step up and lead.
“Guys are doing it, we just have to do more of it.”
What time does the Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves game start?
Tip-off is at 8.30pm UK time.
How to stream Los Angeles Lakers vs Minnesota Timberwolves live online
Sky Sports are the exclusive rights holders for NBA in the UK.
And tonight’s game is being shown on Sky Sports USA (408).
For non-Sky subscribers, fans will be able to stream live through Bet365’s website for free if they have money in their account.
Alternatively fans can purchase the NBA League Pass.
There are numerous packages the NBA League Pass offers with the premium account offering coverage from every team, every game and exclusive features for an annual fee of £214.99.
The next one down covers every team and every game for an annual fee of £184.99.
While if you wanted to stick to just one team then it will cost £99.99 for the season or a day pass will cost £4.99.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News