T-Wolves G Roy out 1 month after knee surgery

Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm •  Published: November 19, 2012
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He has played in just five games this season, averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 assists.

"It's tough, but it's probably the best thing to do at this point and see where he's at," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said of the surgery.

Guard J.J. Barea (sprained left foot) has also been out of action, so the Wolves signed free agent Josh Howard late last week. While more of a forward, Howard will be logging some more minutes at shooting guard against bigger lineups to try to offset the loss of Roy and Barea, who is questionable for the game Wednesday night against Denver.

"Coming in I knew there was an opportunity to play," Howard said. "I wish Brandon a speedy recovery. Hope he gets back soon. Until then, I'll hold down the fort for him."

Unfortunately for Roy and the Timberwolves, it may not be his fort to hold down any longer.

"From the very start you knew it was going to be up and down. It's too bad it's (surgery)," Adelman said. "I think he feels like it's worth doing and making sure everything is all right. So we just have to go with it. Hopefully when it's over with he'll be able to come back."

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