A good sign for the Wolves: Both missing Sunday against the Lakers, Zach LaVine and Shabazz Muhammad both participated in this morning's shootaround before tonight's game against Charlotte at Target Center.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau called both players' chance of playing tonight as "50-50," but Muhammad said he's optimistic he'll play.
"We'll see how they feel after warmups," Thibodeau said.
Both players missed Sunday's game because of what the team called sore right knees.'
Muhammad said his knee has been hurting since a game at Brooklyn a week ago.
"I don't know what happened to it in the game, it just kind of flared up on me," he said.
He said an MRI showed nothing.
"I'm fine, just a little swollen," Muhammad said. "I'm feeling good and ready to get back out there."
Without LaVine in the starting lineup Sunday, Thibodeau went to a big lineup with Nemanja Bjelica at small forward and Andrew Wiggins at big guard and Thibodeau liked what he saw because of his new starting unit's length and ability to stretch the floor offensively.
Wiggins, btw, scored a career-high 47 points and Bjelica had a career-high 24 points (and 5 threes) in that 125-99 victory over the Lakers.
Guard Jeremy Lamb (hamstring) is out for the Hornets tonight in a meeting between old friends Thibodeau and Hornets coach Steve Clifford.