Brandon Roy practiced fully for the past two days and said there’s a chance he could play for the first time on Saturday night.
“If everything feels good, I’ll talk to Coach and see if Saturday is the day,” said Roy. These two days are good for me. Today was a good day, so going again tomorrow will just give me the confidence and reassurance that I can go out there and play in the game.”
Roy has not scrimmaged in consecutive practices since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee five weeks ago.
H/N Star Tribune
”I want to make an impact right away. I feel great. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time. I’m able to work on my game and get better. The last couple years in Portland, I was just doing my best to maintain. The biggest thing I’m excited about is I’m in the gym. I’m working hard and coach has to tell me to stop playing instead of me saying, ‘OK, that’s enough” – Brandon Roy
With Ricky Rubio slated to come back from his torn ACL in December and recently un-retired Brandon Roy ready for opening night of the 2012-2013 season. You have reason to be feeling Minnesota all over again. Just watching the sweet mechanics of B.Roy’s jumper as he begins workouts with his new team feels like playoff-ish. Welcome back Mr.Roy.
The Minnesota Timberwolves introduce Brandon Roy as a member of the team and then they Hangout with him Google+ style afterwards. I can’t wait to see B-Roy back.
Brandon Roy has reached a verbal agreement to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to multiple reports.
Nearly seven months after leaving the game because of concern over his degenerative knees, Roy is making a comeback, verbally agreeing to a two-year, $10.4 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.
Roy was ineligible to return to the Blazers because in December the team used its amnesty clause to relieve the remaining $68 million of Roy’s salary from its books.
H/N The Oregonian
Brandon Roy was nearly a Timberwolf in 2006, but general manager Kevin McHale traded his rights on draft night for Randy Foye and cash. Six years later, a new regime has genuine interest in making Roy a permanent fixture in Minnesota.
According to two league sources, the Wolves plan on making the three-time All-Star a two-year contract offer. The money is unknown.
Roy, 27, sat out the 2011-2012 season because he lacks cartilage between the bones of both of his knees. He would likely have to pass an extensive physical before signing anywhere.
With the theme from Rocky playing in the background. Brandon Roy made his first visit back to the Rose Garden since retiring from the league, to a crowd that greeted him with a standing ovation. Just like any other fan of the game, I miss seeing this dude doing his thing too.