Roy still adjusting to return to NBA
Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy sat at his locker after Sunday's loss in Toronto and vowed to aggressively look for his shot more after he...
AP Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy sat at his locker after Sunday's loss in Toronto and vowed to aggressively look for his shot more after he didn't attempt a single one and committed five turnovers in the first half of a loss to the Raptors.
Three nights later, the former Huskies star from Garfield High School made one of six shots and had nine assists in Wednesday's 90-75 victory over Orlando.
And so it goes for a three-time All-Star trying to find his way back six days into his first season back after a year away.
Roy is shooting 26.7 percent from the floor while averaging 5.8 points and 5.5 assists as the Wolves are off to a 3-1 start.
"I'm trying to get my legs in game shape," Roy said. "I think the scoring and stuff will come. I'm not panicking over it."
"I think he's doing fine," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "I know he's not shooting the ball very well, but the biggest thing is you're looking for him to stay healthy and keep playing every day, which he is doing."
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