(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer Brandon Roy's once-balky knees have been holding up.
Now the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to put those valuable joints of his to the test.
When the Timberwolves host Sacramento on Friday night, Roy will take the court and complete a remarkable comeback from chronic pain in both of his knees. The injury prompted his departure from Portland and assumed retirement from the NBA until a revival of his career this summer.
The Wolves will have to be careful not to overuse him, but they'll also be without All-Star Kevin Love's 26 points per night. So the scoring is going to have to come from somewhere.
Coach Rick Adelman says he'll start Roy's playing time at about 30 minutes per game and gauge the situation as the season goes along.