Brandon Roy sadly had to retire from the NBA prior to the season due to ongoing problems with his knees, but now he says that a comeback isn’t out of the question (news that was a total surprise to the Portland Trailblazers.) From 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’.’”