Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague appears to be extremely close to making his return following a brief spell on the sidelines. This update came directly from Wolves head coach Ryan Saunders who confirmed that his veteran guard will very likely suit up for the team's Sunday night matchup against the Denver Nuggets.

The Wolves are currently 1-1 in the two games without Teague. Wednesday night's 137-121 blowout defeat against the Memphis Grizzlies was erased by their victory against a hapless Golden State Warriors side on Friday, 125-119.

For his part, Teague has been his usual self for the Wolves to start the season. The 31-year-old is currently averaging 13.2 points (on a highly-efficient 50.0 percent shooting), 2.2 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.3 steals, while also knocking down 0.8 3-pointers per contest on a 33.3-percent clip.

In Teague's absence, rookie Jarret Culver was inserted into the starting lineup, but the 6-foot-6 guard was terrible on Friday against the Warriors, going 0-of-5 from the floor and 2-of-4 from the charity stripe en route to just two points, four rebounds, four assists, and one turnover in 23 minutes of play. This was definitely a downer for the promising youngster, as he was actually quite impressive filling in for Teague on Wednesday against fellow rookie Ja Morant and the Grizzlies, accounting for 15 points, five rebounds, and seven assists in 30 minutes.

If for some reason, Teague is unable to take the floor on Sunday, then his next chance would be on Monday, with the Wolves slated to face off against the Detroit Pistons.