Less than a year after leaving the game due to chronic pain in both his knees; former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy, will attempt an NBA comeback next season. The “Oregonian” reported Thursday night, that the former Blazer has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the player’s agent Greg Lawrence. The agent said that Roy would sign a two-year pact with Minnesota said to be worth $10.4 million for the two years. Lawrence told the paper that his client was pretty much dazzled by the T-Wolves bench boss Rick Adelman, and that was the deciding factor in his choosing Minnesota.
Roy averaged 19.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds during his five-years in the Association. His best campaign was during the 2008-2009 season as he averaged 22.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds per contest. Unfortunately, Roy’s knees became troublesome and he would end up having the cartilage removed from both, leaving him in constant pain, forcing him to retire.
The former All-Star underwent a procedure called Regenokine in Los Angeles back in May; which entailed him going through a ten-day period of doctors extracting tissue from his body, alter it and then put it back into the patient. Roy’s agent said that his client told him, the process has reduced the swelling in his knees considerably and he feels healthy enough to give the Association another shot.