MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves' gym on Wednesday was a much more crowded than it's been in weeks. Months, maybe, even.
Chase Budinger returned to a full practice for the first time since his Nov. 10 injury, and Kevin Love was also participating in a limited fashion, shooting and participating in drills with the team after it finished with 5-on-5.
Budinger was cleared to participate in full-contact practices March 12, but thanks to a depleted roster and an unforgiving schedule, the team was not able to hold a practice between then and Wednesday. Budinger has been traveling with the team and working out on his own, and so Wednesday's practice may be enough to earn him some minutes in Thursday night's game in Sacramento if his knee cooperates.
"He did fine," coach Rick Adelman said of Budinger. "I think we'll just have to see how he feels tomorrow and go from there. But he was able to move fine. I didn't see any problems with him."Budinger said he's dealt with constant soreness since ra...