Nerlens Noel stretchered off court after Andrew Wiggins dunk attempt

Lynette Rowe
January 11, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins denied referring to Dennis Schroder as "gay" during a post-game interview on Tuesday night's 119-117 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In line with the NBA's concussion policy, Noel will begin the NBA-mandated Return-to-Participation Protocol and no timeframe has been set for his return to the court. There were initially fears that he may have suffered some sort of fracture, but that was not the case.

Schroder was not happy about a play during the game in which Thunder center Nerlens Noel had to be taken off by a stretcher after Wiggins collided with Noel on a dunk attempt.

Except, between Wiggins telling reporters, "I don't know what's wrong with him", and, "He was acting insane for no reason", video of the exchange appeared to show him say of Schroder, "He was just gay". The team said Noel lost consciousness while being knocked to the floor. He was later taken to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he underwent tests and was kept overnight for observation. I said: "I don't know what's wrong with him he was just getting ... acting insane for no reason", he said on Twitter.

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Regardless of what Wiggins actually said, Tuesday was a night to forget for players on both teams.

Noel is averaging five points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 2018-19. "He tried to contest it".

I said: "I don't know what's wrong with him he was just getting... acting insane for no reason". I look right through him. "Hopefully we'll hear some good news back later on". Two technicals were called on Teague and he was ejected.

When asked about Schroder after the game, Wiggins made remarks that will likely earn him a call from the league office.

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