Roy back to practice, says retirement not on mind

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm •  Published: December 13, 2012
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Whenever Roy retakes the court, he'll be overshadowed by certain other backcourt player coming off a knee injury. The Wolves host Dallas on Saturday, when point guard Ricky Rubio could make his season debut. The standout from Spain has been practicing at full speed and is simply waiting for clearance from the team. Coach Rick Adelman said Rubio hasn't had any setbacks.

"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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