The Wolves have officially shut down the oft-injured big man for the rest of the season Injuries have become an ever-increasing concern for the big man, as they continue to occur more and more frequently and keep him out for longer and longer stretches. He will have played in just 31 games this season, a career low. It's not unthinkable that he may be forced into early retirement a la Yao Ming. The Wolves grabbed a fully functional backup center off waivers in Justin Hamilton, but now with Gorgui Dieng suffering from facial dents, they're back to a single true center on the roster.