Brandon Roy has been cleared to return to practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Roy, who started at shooting guard for the first several weeks of the season, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Nov. 19.
Roys knee issues led to an early retirement from the Portland Trail Blazers following the 2011 season.
Ive been doing a lot of individual workouts with the coaches," Roy told Minneapolis reporters Monday. Ive pretty much been able to do everything. Today and tomorrow, Ill go a little harder. I want to improve my conditioning as much as I can before the first practice.
Roy is averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 assists.
The Wolves (12-9) were riding a four-game winning streak into Monday nights game at Orlando. They welcomed back starting point guard Ricky Rubio from a serious knee injury this past weekend, and All-Star power forward Kevin Love from a broken right hand a few weeks ago. (On the downside, Love is currently sporting a sprained thumb.)
With everyone healthy, the Timberw...