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Updated: November 22nd, 2013 3:18pm
Wolves hoping Ronny Turiaf can return in first two weeks of December

Wolves hoping Ronny Turiaf can return in first two weeks of December

by Nate Sandell
1500ESPN.com
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The target window for injured center Ronny Turiaf to rejoin the Wolves' lineup is two weeks, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told 1500ESPN.com's Darren Wolfson.

Out since fracturing his right elbow in the Wolves' second game of the season on Nov. 1, Turiaf has yet to be cleared for any basketball-related activities. Word on Turiaf's progress has been minimal as he works to regain full range of motion in his injured right arm.

During shootaround Friday, Turiaf was off to the side in the gym working with a medicine ball to build strength in his arm.

Hummel gets team's vote

Robbie Hummel is a rookie when it comes to the Wolves' roster, but the 24-year-old former 2012 second round pick doesn't always seem like one.

His teammates certainly recognized this, having recently elected him the Wolves' NBA Players Association representative. Hummel has the background for it. He majored in business management at Purdue University.

Kevin Love will serve as the team's alternate representative this season.

Muhammad available?

Rookie Shabazz Muhammad has been in street clothes for four straight games, nursing a sprained right ankle.

His status for Friday night's match-up with Brooklyn hasn't been announced, but if it's any indication he participated in shootaround with no apparent problems.

Even if Muhammad is available Friday, his playing time isn't likely to fluctuate too much on the edge of the Wolves' rotation. Muhammad's 20 total minutes this season have come mainly in cleanup situations.

Nate Sandell is a contributor to 1500ESPN.com.
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