Hey, rookie, we need you

Then: Keita Bates-Diop played in six of the Wolves’ first 57 games, and in those games he scored six points and logged double-digit minutes once. From Game 11 to Game 43, a 120-day stretch, he did not see the court once.

Now: Bates-Diop has played in nine of the Wolves’ past 10 games, over a 17-day stretch, and in those games has scored 59 points and logged double-digit minutes in all but one.