Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns is “doing basketball activities,” according to coach Chris Finch, but there’s still no timetable for his return, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Towns has been out since November 28 due to a Grade 3 calf strain. He was averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and a career-high 5.3 assists per game through 21 contests (33.8 MPG) before he was sidelined.
Finch suggested on Feb. 23 that Towns was in the “final stages” of his recovery. Finch said on Tuesday that the big man hasn’t had a setback, though he has yet to practice with the team.
“He’s doing some basketball activities now, which is good to see,” Finch said. “Still no real timeline for him, though.”
According to Hine, the Timberwolves don’t make injured players available to the media, so Towns couldn’t provide any clarity to his situation. Finch said Towns is “excited” about the possibility of coming back in the near future.
“There’s a sense of real urgency for him to, I think now, he can see the end in sight, and I think he’s getting excited by that,” Finch said.
Minnesota has remained in the playoff hunt despite Towns’ prolonged absence. The Timberwolves had a three-game winning streak halted by Philadelphia on Tuesday but they’re still a game above .500 (34-33).