Minnesota Timberwolves' guard Brandon Roy is extremely talented but has had his career held back by various injuries. Even after taking a year off, Roy still fins himself stuck with the injury bug. Roy has been sidelined since November 9th with a knee injury. A full return looked bleak then and coach Rick Adelman seems to have concluded that Roy will not play again this year. Ray Richardson of Twin Cities reports that Adelman said if Roy does end up playing, it would be a "pleasant surprise". He also said that "hasn't worked out with us" and that he doesn't know "where he stands."
“If he does play, it will be a pleasant surprise,” Adelman said before the Wolves’ game Wednesday night, Feb. 20, against Philadelphia at Target Center. “I don’t expect him at this point.”Roy underwent surgery on November 19th. He was expected to play again after a month but a setback in December has kept him sidelined ever since. The Timberwolves and Roy’s people have talked about a contract buyout but were waiting until after the trade deadline to keep his salary on the records. Now that the NBA trade deadline has passed, expect the Timberwolves to buyout his contract, thus ending 3x All-Star Brandon Roy's NBA career for the second time.