Everyone, myself included was excited to see Brandon Roy return to basketball after being forced to retire due to knee issues.  However Roy has been playing like a shell of his former self, averaging 5.8 ppg and 4.6 apg in his first five games with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  And now his knee issues are returning.  Read more after the jump.

Shay Marie 

Roy sat out Saturday’s game against the Bulls due to soreness in his right knee and is listed as day-to-day.  Coach Rick Adelman isn’t sure when Roy will return but notes that games missed were expected when they signed the former All-Star.

You know the guys that have had the knee problems he’s had or anybody who had knee problems, you’re going to have things where you step back a little bit. So I’m not going to be overly concerned right now.

“We knew it could be a situation where he wouldn’t be playing (at times this season.) But we didn’t know when it was. We just had to go and try to play him and take it day by day and see how he’s responded. So far since the start of training camp, he’s been pretty good. Hopefully, it’s just a minor setback. I certainly expected him not to go all the way through the whole time (this season).”