Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/14/12
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MINNEAPOLIS To the ignorant eye, Brandon Roy looks anything but frail, and those knees are just knees. To the ignorant ear, the thud of his 210-pound frame hitting the hardwood sounds no louder than any other thud, the squeak of his shoes as he slides no shriller than any other squeak.But to those of us who know, we cringe. We see Roy as a little weaker than we'd ever let him know, a lot more vulnerable than any other man on the court. Watching Roy play basketball in this fledgling comeback is an exercise in wincing and exhaling, in redefining what's normal and what's worrisome.Maybe someday, the ignorant will be correct. Maybe those who don't know about the knees and the cartilage and the procedures actually know best. Maybe the worries and the gasps and the analysis of Roy's face as he gets up off the ground are all for naught. But that's not so, not yet, and so for now Roy remains a tenuous yet promising novelty.On Saturday, Roy made his Target Center debut in the Timberwolves' ...
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