With Kevin Garnett still out because of that sore knee and rookie forward Nemanja Bjelica still struggling, the Wolves today recalled power forward Adreian Payne from a NBA Development League assignment.
Payne was assigned last week to the Orlando's Erie Bayhawks team and he played three games there, averaging 35 minutes, 26.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals.
He'll join the Wolves in the middle of this four-game West Coast trip that finishes in Los Angeles with games against the Lakers on Tuesday and Clippers on Wednesday.
Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.