Four phases

Timberwolves team psychologist Justin Anderson sees the pandemic playing out in four stages for players:

1. Uncertainty phase — when players did not know what the government response to the virus was going to be.

2. Isolation phase — where players are now.

3. Anger-fear-and-depression stage.

4. Ultimate-goal phase — coming out on the other side and seeing what changes come from going through this situation.