Roy: Timberwolves comfortable opening season without Love, Rubio
by Dawn Mitchell
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -
Downtown Minneapolis will be packed with Timberwolves fans Friday night as they tip off the new NBA season at Target Center.
The Wolves enter the 2012-13 campaign with a lot of new faces on the team, many of which will get extra playing time due to injuries that have already knocked out Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.
Head coach Rick Adelman says the pieces are in place to put together a good NBA product as they host the Sacramento Kings, who opened their season with a road loss at Chicago.
A big piece of the short-handed Timberwolves is Brandon Roy – a guard returning after an early retirement due to a degenerative knee issue. Roy says he's healthy and that the team has gelled together already, even without Love and Rubio.
"We have to put the basketball in a couple other guys' hands, but we feel like we're comfortable going into the season where we're at," Roy said. "But we can't wait for them to get back."
The Timberwolves season opening will be broadcast on My29. Don't miss a new weekly show on My29 called Timberwolves Tonight, every Saturday at 10 p.m.