The Timberwolves should be getting a member of their frontcourt back soon while another will see just how long he will be out.
Karl-Anthony Towns will get a second opinion on his left wrist injury that caused him to miss the Wolves' final game before the All-Star break. Meanwhile, Jake Layman has been cleared to practice following assessments from multiple foot specialists.
Layman has been out since tearing a ligament in his toe in a game Nov. 18 against Utah. He has missed the last 39 games since. The Wolves will re-evaluate Layman in a week to determine how close he is to playing.
The Wolves have only said they expect Towns to miss multiple games because of the wrist injury and the second opinion should help determine the length of time Towns will miss. Before Wednesday's practice, Towns was taking one-handed shots and catching the ball with his right hand while his left wrist was in a brace.