The clock continues to tick on Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, whose healing shooting hand won’t be re-evaluated now until sometime next week.

He visited his New York City surgeon earlier this month and was told he would be evaluated in another two to three weeks.

Next week will be three weeks.

After that, only two weeks remain in the season.

Wolves medical staff and Love’s surgeon conferred and decided it would be best to wait one more week before Love’s hand is scanned again to tell whether he has healed enough to resume contact.

Earlier this week, Love said he hopes to play again this season but said he would consult with owner Glen Taylor, basketball President David Kahn and Adelman before making that decision.

Adelman said he would like to see Love back on the floor, even if it is for only a week or 10 days.

“I’d love to see him get out there and play,” Adelman said before Friday’s 101-93 victory over Oklahoma City. “He certainly would help us. And we’d get to see guys play together who haven’t played together all year. I think it would be [enough time]: Have him on the floor and put guys together. It will effect our rotation again, but it’s a nice effect to have.”