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Brandon Roy | Guard/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/23/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 216
College: Washington
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Updating a previous report, Brandon Roy said this weekend that his "basketball days are numbered," but he did not announce the end of his NBA career.
Roy was mistakenly quoted as saying, "My basketball days are done." The quote has since been amended but the conclusion is the same -- Roy's seven career knee surgeries will likely compel him to retire from the NBA in the near future, this time for good. Mon, Jun 24, 2013 02:02:00 AM

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Brandon Roy conceded this weekend that his "basketball days are done."

Roy made the comments at a University of Washington alumni game. This statement has been expected since he was released by the Wolves after a disappointing 2012-2013 season, and even Roy noted that his impending retirement is "no surprise." Although he hasn't officially announced his retirement, it is only a matter of time.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 09:29:00 PM

Timberwolves released Brandon Roy.

This could very well be the end of the line for Roy. There was a clause in his contract that allowed the Wolves to terminate his two-year deal after one year if his knees weren't healthy. After appearing in just five games this season, it's clear he's shot. Once a rising young superstar in the league, Roy was felled by seven career knee surgeries. Now 28, the 2007 Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star is unlikely to get another chance. David Khan was the only GM silly enough to give Roy a guaranteed contract, and he's since been fired by the Wolves.
Fri, May 10, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Brandon Roy (knee) will not play again this season, and GM David Kahn said not to expect Roy back with the team.

Kahn confirmed that Roy's career is all but over after chronic knee issues reappeared, and the team could look to include his non-guaranteed contract in a potential trade during the offseason.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 09:32:00 AM

Brandon Roy (knee), who is traveling with the Timberwolves, is hoping to play "at least one more time" this season, according to Ric Bucher.

Roy is reportedly targeting either April 13 or April 15, and before anyone gets too excited, it's possible he'll simply play a couple of minutes in order to get a basket. Bucher reports that Roy is hoping to continue his career, but it's hard to see how he'll ever be healthy enough to play 50-plus games again.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Brandon Roy (knee) has been practicing for two weeks and will ask Rick Adelman if he can return this season.

Well, that came out of nowhere. Roy was considered a long shot to play again this season due to ongoing knee issues, but his "tender right knee is improving," and Roy likely wants to play in at least one more game before being forced to make yet another decision on his playing career.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Brandon Roy (knee) remains out indefinitely and is a long shot to play again this season.

Roy is traveling with the team and was previously hopeful that he'd be able to play in at least one more game this year, but time is simply running out.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Brandon Roy hopes to begin practicing when the Wolves return from their current road trip, and he believes he can return to action in "a week or two."

It should also be noted that Roy "has no idea how much or what level at which he'll play if he returns," according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda. All bets are off where Roy's knees are concerned -- it's great to hear that he's not yet ready to retire, but fantasy owners shouldn't look to him for reliable value.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Brandon Roy is traveling with the Timberwolves on their road trip, but he remains out indefinitely and not close to playing.

Beat writer Jerry Zgoda writes that there has been "no sign" of Roy practicing nor any sign of his return being "anywhere in sight." At this point, if Roy does return, it should be considered a pleasant surprise as time is running out on his career in the NBA.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 07:46:00 AM

Rick Adelman admitted that he's not expecting Brandon Roy (knee) to return this season.

"If he does play, it will be a pleasant surprise," Adelman said. "I don't expect him at this point." It's a sad reminder that Roy's knee just isn't where it needs to be, and this could very well be the end of his career in the NBA.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 07:46:00 AM

The Timberwolves could buy out Brandon Roy if they're unable to trade him before the deadline.

We've heard this before, so it's not a huge surprise. Any team that would acquire him would do so with the understanding that he's unlikely to ever play again, and the two sides could revisit buyout talks as the season moves forward.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 07:56:00 AM

GM David Kahn said there's a chance Brandon Roy (knee) could start doing some individual basketball workouts this weekend.

Kahn said the final decision is up to Roy and the Wolves aren't counting on anything at this point. Roy has refused to walk away from the NBA despite chronic knee issues, but the Wolves have reportedly engaged his agent in buyout talks and appear ready to move on. With every day that passes, it's more and more unlikely Roy will play again this season.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 10:02:00 AM

The Timberwolves have engaged Brandon Roy's agent in contract buyout discussions, according to ESPN 1500.

"I think I was pretty clear when I spoke to the media back in late December that I was clear with Brandon that every option was on the table and would be discussed," David Kahn said. Roy has shown an unwillingness to walk away and is not interested in retiring at the moment, but it's looking less and less likely that Roy will play again this season.
Source: ESPN 1500
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 08:40:00 AM

Brandon Roy, who experienced a setback with his knee and is out indefinitely, acknowledged that he's at a "crossroad" in his career.

It's possible we've seen the last of Roy in the NBA, and the former lottery pick is considering retirement if he can't get his knee right this season. "I look at it at it like this has got to be the last season," he said. "I don't have any regrets because I know I tried to give it another season." Roy could consider coaching in the future, and this is a sad way for his career to potentially end.
Source: CSNNW
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Brandon Roy (knee) said Thursday he suffered another setback recently but is hopeful he'll play again this season.

Roy is at the point where has to make up his mind about whether he can realistically play this season and this latest setback certainly doesn't help his chances of that. We remain highly skeptical he'll play again this season and it's fair to wonder if he'll ever be healthy enough to play in the league again.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 03:07:00 PM

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