Prior to the start of the NBA season, former Rookie of the Year Brandon Roy had to retire from his position with the Portland Trail Blazers, and the NBA, apparently due in some part to a degenerative knee disorder. Surprisingly, it looks like Roy may not be done with the NBA just yet.
According to a report by international basketball website USBasket, Brandon Roy is actually considering making a comeback to the NBA, provided the treatment he’s undergoing for his knee problems is able to get him back into playing shape.
“It’s hard being away from the game. Don’t be surprised if you see Brandon Roy make his way back to the court,” Roy told the site, referring to himself in the third person.
A big part of Roy’s decision to retire came down to his battle with his knee disorder, but the 3-time All-Star guard said that health problems weren’t the only reason he decided to bow out of the NBA.
“There’s something to it, but it’s not the right time for me to get into it right now,” he said. “I’ve been doing some treatment, and I’m trying to leave the window open to returning to basketball.”
Should Roy get through his ongoing knee problems and look to get back into the NBA, he won’t be able to get back in with the Trail Blazers. When the team let go Roy, it exercised the “amnesty” clause, part of the league’s new labor agreement, meaning that he wouldn’t be able to play for the Trail Blazers until his contract expires in 2015. He can play for any other NBA team, however.
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