The Wolves have rare back-to-back practice days before Saturday's game against Oklahoma City and they used Thursday's to get Chase Budinger and Ronny Turiaf a lot of run in full-court 4-on-4 contact scrimmaging as both injured players prepared for their returns.

When I asked if there's a chance Budinger could play Saturday after two more full days of practice, Rick Adelman said nobody from the team's medical staff has told him that and he doesn't expect so.


"I think they're getting close, I really do," he said.

Turiaf and that elbow shouldn't be far behind.

Meanwhile, the team's starters and reserve forward Mbah a Moute didn't do much at practice today.