Roy only played five regular season games for the Timberwolves, before the pain begin to emerge in his knee. At the time it seemed like he'd be able to return in a couple weeks. He didn't, about a month or so later, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. He was scheduled to be out for a month and was hoping to return in the new year. He didn't and has been out ever since. Recently we've seen him manning the sidelines in his suit.
There was a report about a week ago that he was hoping to play at least one more game this season. He was hoping he could play in one of the Wolves' final two home games. The first was on Saturday vs. the Suns--Roy was still sitting on the bench in his suit. The last comes tomorrow vs. the Jazz.
You can add the Brandon Roy signing to the long list of failures for David Kahn during his tenure in Minnesota. That includes: drafting Syracuse busts Jonny Flynn & Wesley Johnson and attempting to revitalize the careers of Darko Milicic, Anthony Randolph & Michael Beasley and picking Kurt Rambis as the Wolves head coach a number of years ago.
Kahn did finally convince Ricky Rubio (after months of 'wooing') to sign his rookie scale deal two seasons ago as well as helping bring Rick Adelman to Minnesota as the new Wolves head coach.
The Wolves have now returned to square one in search of their starting shooting guard. It'll be interesting to see what the Wolves do this summer. Will they grab one of the young prospects like Olapido or McLemore? Or will they go after one of the free agents like Kevin Martin, O.J. Mayo, Tony Allen, Monta Ellis or J.J. Redick?
Maybe a bigger question: Will David Kahn still be the GM in 2013-14? Even more pertinent, will Rick Adelman still be the head coach?
As always the Wolves enter the summer with a lot more questions than answers. Stay tuned for all the updates, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!