Luc Mbah a Moute walked out of the Timberwolves locker room about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He looked both ways down the hall, hesitated. Then he had to ask directions.

“How do I get to the court?” he asked a member of the team’s PR staff.

Just another step in a hectic day that had Mbah a Moute — acquired from Sacramento in a trade for Derrick Williams — going since 6 a.m. Doctors, physicals, paperwork, followed by a meeting with Wolves coach Rick Adelman.

“From what I’ve heard, he doesn’t talk a lot,” Mbah a Moute said. “I was glad I got to meet with him earlier today.”

In Mbah a Moute, the Wolves get another strong wing defender who can match up with almost any position. He is a player, Adelman said, who could help him solve the problem of inconsistent bench play.

“My biggest concern is now how to fit him in,” Adelman said of Mbah a Moute, who dressed but did not play in the 117-110 loss to the Denver Nuggets. “It’s what we can do to get a second group that’s going to be consistent. It’s been tough for us to get any continuity going. That’s my biggest mission, to figure out where he is in that mix.”

That could, ultimately, be off the bench. Or, even, as a starter, with Corey Brewer coming off the bench. For now, Adelman is glad to have another on-the-ball defender and Mbah a Moute is glad to be on a team with rising expectations.

“It’s always good to be in a situation like this,” said Mbah a Moute, who said he was both surprised and excited by the trade. “Trading for me showed they really had a need for [defense], someone like me.”

A UCLA teammate of Kevin Love’s for a season, Mbah a Moute was part of three Final Four teams.

“Having Luc around brings a guy who, defensively, is going to be great for us,” Love said. “He can guard basically anybody.”