If I could borrow a line from a hip-hop legend LL Cool J, "don't call it a comeback."
The three-time All-Star will have to wait some more time, no date has been set, before returning to the game that has him itching to see action even if his knees do feel better.
"I was excited," said Roy at Wednesday practice. "Just waking up this morning, I was happy to get involved with practice. It was good just running out there with the guys, playing and competing. I haven't been able to compete in so long."
Before Monday's 109-103 win at home over the Bulls, Roy had announced that he planned to return either in Friday's game in Toronto or Sunday's matchup at Detroit.
The news had come as a surprise to most fans, considering Roy had just underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees just 23 days ago.
But the real stewing questions were how would he come back? How would the chemistry of the team change? Would his game have to change in order for Portland to be successful?
"I feel like I have to adjust to let the team win," said Roy. "If the adjustment is going inside...then I'm perfectly fine with that...Even when I played, we tried to attempt to go inside, but now we have a really good presence in here and I think we're going to continue to go that route. I'm going to do whatever I can to help this team win."
Roy, who played in 23 games this season (all starts), averaged 16.6 points, three rebounds and three assists per game before being sidelined indefinitely on Dec. 30, with sore knees.
Roy practiced for about 30 minutes, along with Marcus Camby, who also had the same knee surgery, and said being able to practice with his teammates has given him a lot of encouragement battling back from surgery.
What did you think of Roy's announcement? Was it too soon?