The Minnesota Timberwolves are optimistic that Karl-Anthony Towns can return from a calf injury with 10-15 games left in the regular season, reported Shams Charania on FanDuel TV's Run It Back.

"There's optimism he'll be back at some point second half of the season, anywhere from 10-15 games left in the year is what you'd hope for, when there's really a month-plus left in the NBA regular season.

"But they've been really cautious. That was a very serious calf strain that he had," said Charania.

Towns, who was injured in late November, was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

The Timberwolves are currently 31-29, with one game left before the All-Star break.