When the Wolves traded Derrick Williams for Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, the front office stated that both Budinger & Turiaf would hopefully be back before Christmas. With Christmas eight days away, he could still return, it just depends on his conditioning.
There's absolutely no doubt that Budinger's return will provide a major boost to the Timberwolves bench. Especially considering that Dante Cunningham's ankle injury could keep him out for a stretch.
Stay tuned to the "Injury Report" for updates on Bud, Turiaf and Cunningham (...and Martin).