It's hard to rank a player that didn't play in the NBA last season AND a guy who has so many question marks heading into the season. Andrei Kirilenko also didn't play in the NBA last season, BUT AK47 didn't retire a year ago because he doesn't have any cartilage in his knees.
I don't think the Wolves the former All-Star Roy, but he's definitely going to be an effective & capable guy. As of right now, Roy is penciled in as the starting shooting guard.
Everytime I talk about the Timberwolves it always seems to come down to whether or not the team can stay healthy--if they can make a playoff push. Roy is one of the biggest question marks in that area (along with Rubio). You just don't know what to expect from those knees.
Last year's starting shooting guards were Wesley Johnson, then Luke Ridnour and after Ricky went down: Martell Webster. Clearly an upgrade over Wes & Webster and a better two-guard defender than Ridnour, Roy is probably one of the best shooting guards the Wolves have had in quite a while.
10-15 points a night and some solid defense is all they need from Roy and I've got a good feeling those knees will hold up and allow him to contribute.
That's all for now, we still have six players to go, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!