POSTED: Feb 1, 2013 7:53 AM ET
Roy gave an update Thursday on his recovery from arthroscopic surgery in December. He says he was feeling close to trying to play in a game for the first time this season, but felt more pain last Saturday and had to slow things down.
The former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star retired before last season because of chronic knee issues. After feeling better this summer, Roy signed with the Timberwolves to start a comeback.
Roy says his latest setback has been discouraging. But he remains hopeful that he will play this season. He says there is no timetable for his first game.