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Associated Press Modified: November 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm •  Published: November 14, 2012

But he banged knees with Ersan Ilyasova in an exhibition against the Bucks, knocked knees again in practice before the opener and left the game against Indiana on Friday night with more soreness.

"They both have been fine up until that last preseason game. ... It just hasn't quite got to where I would've liked," Roy said. "That's part of a season. You just have to get to a point where, what can you tolerate. I think things will be OK. Hopefully I can get back out there as soon as possible."

Both Adelman and president of basketball operations David Kahn said they expected Roy to have setbacks like this occasionally, and that his performance in training camp and the preseason left them confident he'd be back after a little rest.

"He was doing pretty well until he got his knee bumped in that exhibition game, and that's kind of caused him some problems," Adelman said. "But I always thought there was going to be times like this. But I didn't expect five other guys out."

The Timberwolves have kicked the tires on free agents Josh Howard and Mickael Pietrus, but they only have the veteran minimum to offer and have yet to decide if they want to bring someone in. Kahn said the Wolves were not eligible for an injury exception yet, so they would have to waive a player to make room on the roster. He also said signing a free agent was much more likely than making a trade this early in the season.

The Wolves host Golden State on Friday night before having four days off to let players try to heal.


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