Trans. Nov 26 6:46 ET (Nov 26 6:46 ET ) The Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed Thaddeus Young back to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks after the starting power forward had missed five games to be with and later mourn his mother , Lulu Hall, who died Nov. 13 after an 18-month battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old. To welcome back their teammate, pay tribute to his late mother, and show solidarity with all those whose lives have been impacted in some way by breast cancer, the Wolves petitioned the NBA to be able to wear pink shoelaces in their sneakers for Wednesday's game: [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Basketball: Sign up and join a league today! ] Timberwolves players will honor Thad Youngs mom tonight by wearing pink shoe laces during their game vs Milwaukee! pic.twitter.com/9VMBC70aBf — chris wright (@wolvespresident) November 26, 2014 "It's a great tribute, not just to Thad's mom, but [because] so many women have been affected by breast cancer," Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said before the game .
The Scoop:The team will wear pink shoe laces to honor Young's mother, who passed away from breast cancer recently. We should have an update on whether he's starting or not, but you can get him back in your lineup after missing the previous six games.
The Scoop:The team is honoring his mother with pink shoelaces, which is pretty cool. Young will get a decent matchup tonight and we'd love to see him have a huge game. He's a strong play tonight and should be in most lineups.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Thaddeus Young's mother had been battling cancer for a year and a half, so the Minnesota Timberwolves forward had spent considerable time preparing himself for the worst of outcomes.