Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
Nearly six years ago--to the date, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Brandon Roy with the 6th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. Now, six years later, Roy has been retired for a year and after one year off, he's looking to get back in the NBA.
Roy was traded in a draft night deal, to the Portland Trailblazers, by former general manager Kevin McHale, for former TWolves guard Randy Foye (the 10th pick in that same draft) and cash.
The Timberwolves had concerns about his knees, which led to him being traded. Obviously those concerns were legitimate as he was forced into retirement a year ago, because he lacks cartilage between the bones in both of his knees.
The Portland Trailblazers amnestied Brandon Roy, prior to last season (ultimately, so they could sign guard Jamal Crawford).
The Timberwolves are interested in Brandon Roy, as former Portland assistant coach Bill Bayno spent two different stints with the Blazers and has reportedly convinced head coach Rick Adelman he's worth the risk and because the Wolves will be offering him this contract, obviously they've convinced David Kahn & Glen Taylor, as well.
The reported offer will be for two years, however the 'money amount' is unknown. Free agency begins on July 1st, so that will be the first day the Minnesota Timberwolves will be able to tender him an offer. He's likely to get some interest from some of the contending teams in the League, however the Wolves, would obviously be able to offer him more money.
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