Roy continues to work his way back from knee surgeryMinnesota Sports
- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy practiced once again with the team yesterday as he works his way back from early season knee surgery.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy practiced once again with the team yesterday as he works his way back from early season knee surgery.
Roy said he felt good on the court during the five on five scrimmages and will go through another practice today to see where he is at. Minnesota Head Coach Rick Adelman said Roy went through the entire practice on Thursday, but at this time there is no timetable for his return.
The Timberwolves have dropped two straight games and are 13-13 on the season after James Harden rallied Houston to an 87-84 win on Wednesday, scoring 17 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter. Coack Adelman says one reason Minnesota has struggled late in games is because due to all the injuries the team has suffered they are still searching for a late game identity.
The T-Wolves host the struggling Phoenix Suns on Saturday.
'Wolves Forward Kevin Love is sixth among front court players in the Western Conference in the second return of All-Star Balloting Love, a two-time All-Star, has played in just 15 games this season is averaging 19 points and 14 rebounds per game, but has struggled with his shooting at just 36% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc. Point guard Ricky Rubio is eight among backcourt players in the fan voting, despite playing in just five games this season. Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers and Lebron James of the Miami Heat are the leading vote getters.
The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Avery Johnson. The Nets made the announcement at a press conference. Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will serve as interim head coach. Johnson guided the Nets to a 14-14 mark this season, but the team is just 3-10 in the month of December. He is just 60-116 in two-plus seasons as coach of the Nets. He also spent four years as head coach in Dallas.