Brandon Roy Contemplating Comeback

A seemingly career-ending knee condition pushed Brandon Roy into an early retirement in December, but the longtime Blazers guard tells David Pick of Eurobasket that he misses the game and is considering attempting a comeback.

"I've been doing some treatment and I'm trying to leave the window open to returning to basketball," Roy said. "It's really hard being so far away from the game…. If the treatment I've been looking into can work, I believe there's a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin'."

As much as Roy may miss the game, he'd have a long road back to an NBA roster. It's unclear whether it would even be possible for him to work his knees back into game shape, but we'll certainly be rooting for him. His promising career was cut short after just five seasons, during which he averaged 19.0 PPG and 20.1 PER in 321 career games.

When it became clear before the season that Roy would retire, the Blazers amnestied him to clear his $15.03MM cap figure.

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4 thoughts on “Brandon Roy Contemplating Comeback

  1. dc21892

    This would truly be a feel good story if Roy is able to come back. He was one of the games rising stars before injuries took over.

  2. Blazerbeliever01

    He wouldn’t be able to come back to Portland for 3 more years making it just another let down in Portland. I love Brandon and would LOVE to see him back in the League. But its hard to imagine him anywhere else other than Portland.
    We’ve been CURSED in the draft. We traded for Roy and LA. portland has had 41 first rd picks
    Since 1985 here’s who made a significant NBA career.
    Zack Randolph (19th) – Not with the blazers.
    Jermaine O’Neil (16th) – Not with the blazers.
    Terry Porter (24th)

    The Blazers have been a franchise since 1970. Here’s their 3 first overall #1 picks.
    …………..2008 Oden over Durant
    …………..1984 Sam Bowie over Jordan
    …………..1972 LaRue Martin over Bob McAdoo

    • K-Hopp

      Aldridge doesn’t technically count since we made a draft-day trade, but should for all intents and purposes. A lot of that “since 1985” lack of success has to do with our long streak of making the playoffs, though. I bet the Lakers don’t have a great string of 1st round picks either.

  3. CubsFan5

    The Bulls need to give this kid a chance. The only problem is the United Center doesn’t allow wheelchairs on the court….

    No, but really, give him a shot.


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