Brandon Roy Considering Retirement

Brandon Roy may retire for a second time if his knees do not recover from his latest arthroscopic procedure, the Timberwolves guard tells Jason Quick of the Oregonian.

"I wouldn't be disappointed either way," Roy said. "If it ends in three weeks, it ends. It's over. I'm totally satisfied with what I've done. I know the sacrifice and the effort that I put into coming back. It took a lot of discipline to get to where I am. That's all I care about: how hard I've worked. So I can't say I'm disappointed, that would be selfish."

Roy, who underwent the latest of his seven knee surgeries on Monday, revealed to Quick that his knees have reached Level III arthritis, the last step before requiring knee replacements.

Roy, who won Rookie of the Year for the 2006/07 season and made three All-Star teams in five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, retired in 2011 after being hampered by continued knee issues. His five-year, $82MM contract with the Blazers was waived using the amnesty clause. After sitting out the 2011/12 season, he signed a two-year, $10.4MM contract with Minnesota, the second year of which will become nonguaranteed if his health issues continue. Roy has averaged 5.8 PPG and 4.6 APG in five games with the Timberwolves this season.

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john
2 years 7 months ago

of course he doesnt care if he retires. he still gets 5 million from the twolves and still has money coming from his blazer deal

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2 years 7 months ago

I really hope Roy can recover enough to be a semi-productive player this season, because I’m a big fan of him as a player and a person. But I hope he doesn’t wreck his body to the point where he needs a new set of knees. His comeback has been a great story, and I’m glad that our fanbase has welcomed him so nicely… I’d just hate to see him reach that point.