April 21, 2011, Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy (7) holds the ball away from Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry (31) in the third quarter of game three of the first round of the 2011 NBA playoffs at the Rose Garden. Portland defeated Dallas, 97-92. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Roy Takes His Talents To The Midwest - Rejoice Minnesota, But Don't Expect Too Much

As reported on Sports Illustrated.com half an hour ago, ” … the Timberwolves, appear to have reached an agreement with former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star guard Brandon Roy, who retired last December because of a degenerative knee condition.

Now, there’s no confirmation as of now on how much and how many years Brandon Roy will receive from the Minnesota Timberwolves. All we know as of now is that the former NBA All-Star is coming to the Twin Cities this fall and join forces with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.

Ever since Brandon Roy declared that he will be coming out of retirement, which was caused by his defective knees, the Minnesota Timberwolves much like other NBA teams were chasing a player that had a bright future ahead of him before falling into major injuries.

Before retiring, in his last season in the NBA (2010-2011), Roy averaged 12.2 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game. That same season Roy would have one of the most remarkable one man comeback shows ever displayed in the NBA as he led the Portland Trail Blazers back from a 18 point deficit entering the final quarter.

I understand that this is an exciting time for every Timberwolves fans out there in Minnesota who are probably celebrating right now, but I still have to doubt that Roy will be the same player he was before he retired. I hope he is. The Timberwolves desperately need a shooting guard that can score, and with Jamal Crawford out of the picture already, the Timberwolves hope that the recently retired Roy can deliver the same way he did in Portland.

To the Minnesota Timberwolves front office, good job thus far in the 2012 NBA Off-Season, but your work is far from done. Another player who plays/ed for the Portland Trail Blazers is still needed. Go get him!

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