Brandon Roy’s comeback in Minnesota has seen more setbacks than successes. He has played in just five games for the Timberwolves and hasn’t stepped on the court since Nov. 9.
Roy hasn’t given up on a comeback, but Minnesota has started to take the logical step of buying him out, reports Darren Wolfson at ESPN 1500 in Minneapolis.
As for whether the Wolves could move guard Brandon Roy’s contract (in a trade), (Timberwolves owner Glen) Taylor didn’t rule it out. He also confirmed that Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn has engaged Roy’s agent, Greg Lawrence, in buyout talks.
That seems a logical progression, keeping Roy on the roster through the trade deadline in case he can be used to balance a trade (not likely, but possible), then discuss buyout seriously after the deadline.
I’m not sure Roy is in a place where he is ready to give up on his career yet. I can’t blame the former All-Star for not wanting to walk away. But when he is, a buyout makes a lot of sense.
Up three points and the final seconds winding down, the Mavericks had a great chance to intentionally foul Trey Lyles (a 62% free-throw shooter) with his back to the basket.
Instead, they allowed Rodney Hood to hit this shot and get the Jazz to overtime.
The Bucks led the Celtics led the Bucks by 19 in the fourth quarter and four in the final minute.
But Boston completed its comeback when Jerryd Bayless committed a boneheaded foul on Kelly Olynyk with a second left, shoving Olynyk in the back on the inbound. Olynyk sunk both free throws to tie the game.
Then, Khris Middleton got Bayless off the hook.
Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley, who was trying to contest the game-winning shot. The Milwaukee wing made one free throw then intentionally the second, and Jae Crowder couldn’t replicate this.
Par for the course, Gregg Popovich gave curt answers to end his in-game interview quickly.
But David Aldridge tempted the Spurs coach, asking whether he wanted New Hampshire primary results. Popovich walked back to hear the answer.
Told Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won, Popovich shook his head.
Was that disapproval for the Democratic or Republican candidate – or both?
The Kings reportedly planned to fire George Karl in the coming days.
Then, Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac met with Karl and changed course.
So, Karl must feel secure, right?
Divac on The Grant Napear Show, as transcribed by Sactown Royalty:
If there’s a power struggle between Karl and DeMarcus Cousins – and there’s evidence of one – why would Cousins (or any players against Karl) let up now? Perhaps, Divac is more committed to Karl than that sounds, but by saying “for now” he opens the door to more campaigning for Karl’s ouster.
This is the worst vote of confidence I’ve ever seen.
As it has for months, Karl’s firing still feels inevitable before his contract expires.