Brandon Roy Wants To Play In 2012/13

5:30pm: The Oregonian's John Canzano has a new column advising Blazers fans to prepare for Roy's return.

3:26pm: The progress of Roy's recovery will be on display this weekend when he plays in the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro-Am with Nate Robinson, Spencer Hawes, Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas, among others, Kennedy reports (Twitter links). 

11:51pm: NBA.com's Scott Howard-Cooper has a quote from University of Washington guard Tony Wroten, supporting the claim that Roy is in excellent physical condition.

10:43am: Former Blazers shooting guard Brandon Roy is preparing to return to the NBA next season, according to comments he made on the Twitter account of close friend Will Conroy, Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reports. Roy has been contemplating a comeback for several months, after repeated knee injuries prompted him to retire before the season.

The former sixth overall pick tweeted about his fondness for Portland, but acknowledged that he won't be able to re-sign anytime soon with the Blazers, who used their amnesty clause to wipe his contract from their books after he retired. Teams can't re-sign a player upon whom they invoke amnesty until the player's original contract would have expired. Roy tweeted that he can't re-sign with the Blazers until 2014/15, which was an early termination option year on the contract. He may not actually be able to sign with them until 2015/16, but since Roy seems intent on coming back next year, that's likely a moot point. 

Sources tell Kennedy that Roy's training is going well and that he's "feeling great." Roy says he's "training daily" and says his "health is good" (Twitter links). He reportedly underwent medical procedures on his knees earlier this month. When Roy retired, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian wrote that a doctor told Roy, “You might end up not walking” if he returned to basketball.

Sportando's Emiliano Carchia speculates via Twitter that Roy could draw interest from the Pacers or Knicks. That's probably premature at this point, at least until Roy is examined by team doctors and works out in front of NBA front office types who can gauge whether the three-time All-Star is anywhere close to his old form.

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12 Comments on "Brandon Roy Wants To Play In 2012/13"


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mmiller54
3 years 1 month ago

Roy makes too much sense for the suns and their medical staff. He could come off the bench or start like Michael Redd did last year.

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Taskmaster75
3 years 1 month ago

I have a feeling someone like the Bulls will take a chance on him, even with Hamilton still on the roster. Being a Portland fan, it was soulcrushing to see him go down the way he did, wish him all the best

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mmiller54
3 years 1 month ago

Wherever he goes, I hope he comes back and regains his old form. Phoenix does have a history of taking injured players and making them healthy and productive again, moreso than any other team in the league. I remember when Hill was deemed done in a similar fashion to Roy. I think he should strongly consider the suns as should Greg Oden (even though I think Oden is too broken even for the Suns medical staff).

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Guest610
3 years 1 month ago

I think Pacers should take a look at him being who our new GM is they have have a relationship. If we took a chance on David West who was great for why not Roy.

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jwsox
3 years 1 month ago

I know I just posted saying I want him on the bulls but there is a huge difference between a blown out acl (thats what west did right?) and a potentially degenerative knee disorder which is what Roy is thought to have

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BenJCC
3 years 1 month ago

k… Roy… please sign with the Raps.

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jwsox
3 years 1 month ago

I would not be surprised to see the bulls sign him. He clearly won’t get more than the minimum for two reasons he is making a ton of money from his amnesty and he is a huge risk. But if he is healthy he is a beast and him and rose in the back court is scary. He should go to germany and have the kobe treatment.

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Mab31914
3 years 1 month ago

I would absolutely love that as a bulls fan

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Sk8alien
3 years 1 month ago

i think he might be a great fit for the lakers

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Fanman
3 years 1 month ago

does anyone else not think this is pretty bullcrap that he cant just come back 5 months later? Blazers have to waste their amnesty on him, and he is gonna play. He should play for the blazers or no one, not classy at all Roy…..

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K-Hopp
3 years 1 month ago

Well we’re the ones that cut him, not the other way around. He’ll never be his old self, but I hope he can come back and be a solid 6th man for a playoff team. He is the EPITOME of class. Even in college when I was rooting against him as a Ducks fan, you had to respect him.

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tony
3 years 1 month ago

What’s wrong with Brandon? He’s got all the money he needs, he has his degree and his family. He’s been an All*Star and all NBA team. While your still young enjoy life like many people cannot do at your age. Missing out on your young children growing up you can never retrieve. Portland loves you and don’t want to see you go out the wrong way. Doc knows best, take heed my man!

 

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