Brandon Roy Will Not Return to the Timberwolves, Maybe NBA

Back in late January, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to shut down Brandon Roy for the season, whose career has been lambasted with injuries. After struggling to recover from a knee injury this season, the Timberwolves have announced that fans should not expect to see Roy back next season, per Ray Richardson of Twin Cities.
"You should assume he will not be playing with us next season," David Kahn, president of Timberwolves basketball operations, said.
When Kahn was asked if Roy had a moment where he knew he wouldn't play again, he replied with,
"He had several moments that were very hard for him this year ... not just one."
What little hope was left for a Roy return has shrunken even smaller.

Brandon Roy was signed to a two-year deal worth $10.4 million with the second year being non-guaranteed. Seeing that Roy did not meet the requirements, the team has no obligation to keep him for the following season. Despite this, the team will not release Roy yet due to the value of his non-guaranteed contract. He can still be traded during the off-season and it could help in potential trades.

Talent like Roy's is a shame to go wasted, but chronic knee problems have set a ceiling on how much Roy's impact at a level much lower than he would have hoped. At age 28, he already is a three-time All-Star even after missing all of last season due to retirement.

This may have been Brandon Roy's final attempt to play in the NBA, and it goes without saying that he will be missed if it was.

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