MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy will have right knee arthroscopy this week. The minimally invasive surgery tends to keep athletes out for at least a week, and though Roy has undergone the procedure multiple times, there's still a chance he could receive a similar prognosis.
The Timberwolves signed Roy to a two-year, 10.4 million deal this summer; only the first year and 5.2 million are guaranteed. He had previously retired due to chronic knee problems. Roy's knee issues flared up during the preseason when he bumped his knee in the team's final game on Oct. 26. He began the regular season, though, and played four games before leaving the Timberwolves' Nov. 9 game against the Pacers at halftime with a sore right knee. He has not played since.
In his four and a half games this season, Roy is averaging 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists. He started all five games in which he appeared and played between 15 and 30 minutes in each.
On Sunday, Roy ...