Oct 13, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy (3) against the Chicago Bulls at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Bulls 82-75. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Benchmarks not met: Brandon Roy's second year of two-year deal not guaranteed

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Brandon Roy’s time as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves will likely come to an end following the team’s season finale on April 17.

Roy signed a partially guaranteed two-year $10.5 million contract with Minnesota this past offseason. According to Shamsports.com, the second year of his deal becomes guaranteed if he is on the active list for at least 65 games or plays at least 1,400 minutes in the first year of his contract.

So far this season Roy appeared in just five games, and even if he plays the remaining 10 games this season with maximum minutes, he will be nowhere near the benchmark requirements.

Roy has been practicing lately and wants to get back on the court for the end of the season, according to Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press:

Injured Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy said he has been practicing hard for two weeks, that his tender right knee is improving and that he’ll ask coach Rick Adelman this week if he can return to the court. Roy, 28, has played in just five games for $5 million this season after signing with Minnesota in the offseason as a free agent.

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