Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Russell is the eighth Timberwolves player to enter the protocols, along with starters Karl-Anthony Towns, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Russell is averaging 18.7 points, 6.7 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game this season.

Other Timberwolves in the protocol include Taurean Prince, Josh Okogie and McKinley Wright IV.

Towns' mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, died at 59 last year from complications with COVID-19. Towns said before last season that six other family members had also died from complications with the virus.

The All-Star center tested positive for COVID-19 in January and went on to miss 13 games.

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