The Minnesota Timberwolves officially ended a failed experiment on Friday, waiving chronically-injured guard Brandon Roy, the team announced.
"We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the future," said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders in a statement.
The Wolves, under David Kahn, took a chance on Roy last offseason, signing him to a two-year, $10.5 million deal, but he played in just five games, averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 assists with very little lift in his knees.
The Wolves paid Roy $5.1 million last year, but they are not obligated to pay the remaining money for 2013-2014.
According to a filing obtained by 1500ESPN.com's Darren Wolfson in November, "Compensation Protection for 2013-14 is full, but protection for injury or illness is subject to elimination if player re-injures a past physical condition. Compensation Protection for 2013-14 will remain full in spite of above referenced potential injury if player is (i) on team's Active List for 65 or more 2012-13 Regular Season games or (ii) plays at least 1,400 minutes during the 2012-13 Regular Season."