"I really have no idea. Every day they're testing. They're doing work on him, to see where he's at. I'm sure we'll make that decision come Saturday," Adelman said.
Backup point guard J.J. Barea spoke eagerly of Rubio's return, echoing the sentiment of everyone on the team and around it.
"He wants to be out there with us and help us win, so I think for the whole city and for us it's good to have him back," Barea said.
Malcolm Lee, who has been starting at shooting guard lately with Roy out, left Wednesday's game with a hyperextended right knee. He didn't take part in Thursday's light workout, and the team said he wouldn't travel to New Orleans for Friday's game.
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