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jeffb 02-28-2012 04:22 PM

Brandon Roy already itching to comeback to the NBA
 
Figured at some point this would happen..

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Former Rookie of the Year and 3-time All-Star guard Brandon Roy, who recently retired from basketball due to a serious knee condition, has been entertaining the possibility of a comeback, telling Eurobasket, 'It's hard being away from the game. Don't be surprised if you see Brandon Roy make his way back to the court.'

The five-year veteran, who was selected sixth in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, retired on December 10, 2011, after suffering from ongoing trouble with his knees.

Lately, Roy has been working out in his hometown gym, preparing for a life changing possibility. 'It burns being away from the game and watching the entire season from the outside,' a frustrated Roy said as he followed the shortened 2011-12 NBA season from his living room couch.

According to sources close to the player, regardless of his knee problems, Roy's decision to retire wasn't all health related. 'There's something to it, but it's not the right time for me to get into it right now,' Roy said. 'I've been doing some treatment and I'm trying to leave the window open to returning to basketball.'

When met with skepticism regarding his comeback, Roy explained, 'It's the truth. It's really hard being so far away from the game. I spend time watching Jamal (Crawford) and following all of his games; Will (Conroy) and Tre (Simmons) are both doing their thing, so it's driving me to wanna come back out there. If the treatment I've been looking into can work, I believe there's a good chance you will see Brandon Roy back hoopin'.'

Earlier this week, while the NBA's main event took place in Orlando, Roy, Will Conroy and Washington Huskies youngster Tony Wroten watched the All-Star game at the Blazers' guard Jamal Crawford's residence. Roy described his feelings. 'We were just relaxing and watching the game but all I could think about was all of the fun stuff behind the scenes. The guys brought back a lot of memories when they asked me what the feel was like and whether guys get along. I told them the players get along great because it's all really about having fun and amusing the fans.'

As a spectator, Roy observed that 'The players did whatever they could to make sure their fans get the best product, if it being Kobe and Lebron going at it late in the game or Kevin Durant's competitiveness. It's really hard doing it for 48-minutes, but I think in the fourth quarter, they definitely got the job done.'

Last year, while playing his fifth and final season for the Blazers, Roy played in 53 games, averaging 11.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.8apg.


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Ligeia 02-28-2012 04:49 PM

"If the treatment I've been looking into can work..."

That's a pretty big if. Hope can be a good thing, but not if it is false. As hard as it may be, I feel like he should focus on working in the game in another capacity.

pzabby 02-28-2012 04:55 PM

Id sign him to 3 years 3 mill per. Hes more than a servicable backup and a great leader who still comes up big in the 4 quarter

Kirby 02-28-2012 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pzabby (Post 620712)
Id sign him to 3 years 3 mill per. Hes more than a servicable backup and a great leader who still comes up big in the 4 quarter

lmao.

jeffb 02-28-2012 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pzabby (Post 620712)
Id sign him to 3 years 3 mill per. Hes more than a servicable backup and a great leader who still comes up big in the 4 quarter

yeah, let's waste money on a guy with no knees. lol

jj33 02-28-2012 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 620714)
yeah, let's waste money on a guy with no knees. lol

oh yeah, you prefer butler.

DVS 02-28-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 620714)
yeah, let's waste money on a guy with no knees. lol

priceless

9 million dollar knees

pzabby 02-28-2012 05:13 PM

Did u guys even watch him his last season? If you say barbo is worth more than 4 mil than roy is definitely worth 3 million at the minimum

carp 02-28-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by pzabby (Post 620727)
Did u guys even watch him his last season? If you say barbo is worth more than 4 mil than roy is definitely worth 3 million at the minimum

He is likely done. Look at what Portland keeps paying for Oden..... it's wasted money.

Toby 02-28-2012 06:04 PM

We should have kept Ime Udoka :sadwalk:

pzabby 02-28-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 620731)
He is likely done. Look at what Portland keeps paying for Oden..... it's wasted money.

all i'm saying is if he shows he can play 15-20 mins a game, hell, even 10-15, id sign him for that much. wouldn't you?

DVS 02-28-2012 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by pzabby (Post 620747)
all i'm saying is if he shows he can play 15-20 mins a game, hell, even 10-15, id sign him for that much. wouldn't you?

Thats the thing you don't sign players for that time. You sign backups considering the fact they can play full games from time to time.

Roy is only a good find if you don't have ANYONE.

jeffb 02-28-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by pzabby (Post 620747)
all i'm saying is if he shows he can play 15-20 mins a game, hell, even 10-15, id sign him for that much. wouldn't you?

You would give possibly 1/3 of our capspace this summer as a rebuilding team on a guy who's knees are bone on bone. No thanks.

DonMughal 02-28-2012 06:32 PM

He should give it a comeback. What's the harm for him? If it doesn't work out it doesn't work out. Just as long as he doesn't do any more critical damage, like ending up crippled in a wheelchair.

Kirby 02-28-2012 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DonMughal (Post 620753)
He should give it a comeback. What's the harm for him? If it doesn't work out it doesn't work out. Just as long as he doesn't do any more critical damage, like ending up crippled in a wheelchair.

the harm is that he may not be able to walk ever again if something goes wrong, which could happen due to just going through the wear and tear of a game.

Thug 02-29-2012 12:54 AM

He said the decision to retire wasn't all health related..hmm.

DonMughal 02-29-2012 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Kirby (Post 620963)
the harm is that he may not be able to walk ever again if something goes wrong, which could happen due to just going through the wear and tear of a game.

That's what I just said in my last sentence...

I meant he should consult with a bunch of physicians and ask if that's a possibility before doing anything.

rapsmannn 02-29-2012 04:30 AM

what if phoenex traded steve nash for greg oden

then went out and signed brandon roy during the summer

the phoenex medical staff performs a miracle and gets both of these guys healthy again,

and in that off season they sign steve nash back


steve nash
brandon roy
grant hill
robin lopez
greg oden

it lasted only one year of good health but in that year they win the nba championsip, all retire the following year do to injury and old age

ah one can dream, its to bad that the nba didn't get to see roy and oden at there height, roy probably entering his first year of his prime and oden is a couple of years from that, imagine if they were heatlhy,


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