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Brandon Roy hopes to play in one more game this season

Apr 10, 2013, 1:17 PM EDT

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One more game. One more time on the court.

Brandon Roy — the former All-Star whose career has fallen apart because of knee issues — played the first five games of the season for the Timberwolves in a comeback attempt, but those troublesome knees have had him sidelined ever since.

Now he wants back on the court for one more game, reports’s Ric Bucher, on Sulia.

Brandon Roy is travelling with the Timberwolves and while he doesn’t expect to play Wednesday at the Clippers or Friday in Utah, he told me he’s hoping to play at least one more time this season and he’d like it to be in one of the team’s remaining home games, either April 13 vs. the Suns or April 15 vs. the Jazz. As for next season, apparently his contract with the Timberwolves is written in a way that he’s not completely clear if he still will belong to Minnesota. His agent and the players union, he said, will examine the language of it to determine whether he has the ability to be a free agent. (More to come on this subject.) In any case, he is looking to continue his career.

Roy’s contract was reported worded such that if he didn’t play much due to a pre-existing knee issue (which is the case) his $5.3 million for next season is not guaranteed. Roy, of course, would like that money. If he becomes a free agent it’s hard to imagine any team giving him any guaranteed contract.

Frankly, it’s hard to imagine him back on the court again in any meaningful capacity. But hopefully Adelman grants his request and he gets out there for one final little bit of run.

  1. broncobeta - Apr 10, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Brandon Roy hopes to play in one more game this season ever.

    I fixed that for you.

  2. moseskkim - Apr 10, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Gluck BRoy.

  3. southpaw77 - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Its all about the moolah, nothing else to be gained.
    At least he has more determination to play this year than Derrick Rose.

  4. eugenesaxe - Apr 10, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    What was a sad story has just become pathetic.
    Somebody slap this fool and tell him he’s done. Get your knees replaced and enjoy taking the kids to school and whatnot.

  5. nbascreed - Apr 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Yeah, I was kinda ok with the comeback but now that it is clearly over, this just seems like a money grab! If this goes to arbitration then he loses all sympathy and goodwill he currently has amassed for life after basketball (coaching, tv, etc). Someone in his PR camp should be advising him appropriately.

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