MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman told Brandon Roy not to worry about the missed shots. Dont worry about the 10 field goals, the five three-pointers, the two free throws. Theyll come.
My, what a positive after a 92-80 win that came in spite of the Timberwolves offense, in spite of Roys shooting, in spite of so much. But Adelman isnt delusional. Hes been doing this too long to be. Hes had too much success. Hes too patient to worry about that last step just yet, not when the rest of the process is going so well and his players are embracing the roles theyve been given.
So maybe Adelman isnt worried. Maybe Roy isnt either. But that doesnt take away from what Friday nights game was offensively. It was messy, luckless, a thing of air balls and angles too far off for success. If youd told me there was a force field around the Timberwolves basket, there were far too many moments when I might just have believe it.
Roy went 4-for-14 from the floor, good for 28.6 percent field-goal shooting. That ...