Minnesota Timberwolves‘ head coach, Rick Adelman, admitted that he doesn’t expect Brandon Roy to play another game this season anytime soon.
According to the Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press, Adelman doesn’t even know Roy’s current status.
Adelman said Roy “hasn’t worked out with us” and doesn’t know “where he stands.”
“If he does play, it will be a pleasant surprise,” Adelman said before the Wolves’ game Wednesday night, Feb. 20, against Philadelphia at Target Center. “I don’t expect him at this point.”
You know, this whole saga is just really sad for Brandon Roy. I was cheering for him to finally make a comeback. Finally prove everyone that he can play and fight through his bad knee. I wanted the three-time all-star to prove all the doubters wrong, but unfortunately, I guess his knees won’t let him.
I remember I wrote a piece about the Timberwolves’ playoff chances. I really believed they would’ve made it to at least the first round. They need everyone to pitch in if they wanted to make the playoffs. That even means having Roy contribute someway, somehow. Though he clearly wants to run on that court again, it looks like his knee won’t let him. It’s truly devastating.
The Wolves’ organization and Roy’s group talked about the possibility of a contract buyout earlier this month. With the trade deadline officially gone and without the Wolves needing Roy to balance out a budget or trade, you can expect Roy to retire yet again.