Chase Budinger took a step forward in his recovery from a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, being cleared for on-court running and agility drills, seemingly the last step before practicing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Budinger will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks, eyeing a return to game action in March.

Budinger, who suffered the injury just six games into the season and has not played since, would need a few practices before coming back.