MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy practiced fully on Thursday, intends to do so again today and said there's a chance he could play for the first time since Nov. 9 when Phoenix comes to Target Center on Saturday night.
"If everything feels good, I'll talk to Coach and see if Saturday is the day," he said.
Roy did 5-on-5 half-court work Thursday and will scrimmage with his teammates today in his first consecutive practices since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee five weeks ago.
"These two days are good for me," Roy said. "Today was a good day, so going again tomorrow will just give me the confidence and reassurance that I can go out there and play in the game."
Roy last played 15 minutes in a home game against Indiana in the season's fifth game. He experienced discomfort and a "clicking" in the knee before deciding to have exploratory surgery that cleaned up loose fragments.
Thursday's practice was his second back with the team. He has been working diligently on his own and in one-on-one workouts with pal Will Conroy.
"Eventually, you just have to get back out there in games and see where you're at," said Roy, who retired in December 2011 because of his knees and launched a comeback when he signed with the Wolves last July.
"You don't want to rush back out there. Practices are good because you get a chance to see where you're at. These next couple days of practice are good not only so I can get a feel for what I can, but so Coach will be able to get a feel what I can do.
"All those things get decided once I get back out there on the court."