Keep in mind, this does not mean he's anywhere close to actually playing. Currently Budinger's schedule is rehab drills...not even practice drills, much less a practice scrimmage. The team hasn't commented on a return timetable for him, but it looks like the January rumors are pretty accurate right now.
In any case, the Wolves may want to move ahead now on any trades they can chase down to lift the bench. Adelman's shortened rotation has stopped the bleeding, so to speak, but it's going to exact a heavy toll later in the year when those minutes really pile up on the starters.
If it's not clear that Derrick Williams is not part of the future of this team, I'm not sure what else to tell you. And Shved has absolutely fallen off a cliff early this season. Between that and neither Budinger or Turiaf on a set timetable....and Adelman using a guy who's had multiple ACL injuries to fill the void...the Wolves should probably not wait until everyone's back to make the call.
I'm not even sure I'd wait until Dec 15th...