Timberwolves reserve forward Nemanja Bjelica is going through a full practice today in Phoenix with the team and coach Tom Thibodeau indicated he could play for the first time since Nov. 22 Saturday night against the Suns.
"We'll see where he is today," Thibodeau said before practice. "He's getting closer. He still hasn't taken contact in a regular practice. Today will be a good opportunity for that."
Bjelica has missed the last 14 games because of a left mid-foot sprain.
The Wolves have won consecutive games over Portland and Denver, but now face a 12-22 Suns team that has already beaten them twice, including just last Saturday.
"Going into Phoenix, we owe them," Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns said.
And FWIW, I talked to Andrew Wiggins before practice and asked him about personal skills coach Drew Hanlen flying into Phoenix today to work with him and his game for the first time since July.
"I’m not working with him," Wiggins said. "I think he’s coming for the game."
Wiggins hasn't scored in double digits in consecutive games for the first time since December 2014, his rookie season.
He scored nine points on 4-for-14 shooting in Monday's victory over the Blazers and scored seven points on 3-for-12 shooting in Wednesday victory at Denver.
He has averaged 13.4 points a game and shot 17.1 percent (6-35) on three pointers in the last nine games after he had averaged 21.3 points and shot 48 percent (12-25) on threes before that.