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Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  22 responses

Brandon Roy Expects to Get His Old Game Back


After a few weeks of workouts, Brandon Roy has some positive news for Minnesota Timberwolves fans: he’s feeling pretty damn good about his health and game. Roy claims that he’s on his way to regaining his old game. From the Pioneer Press: “Roy, who announced his retirement in December because of a degenerative condition in his knees, says he is satisfied with his progress and is ‘not holding back’ in preparation for the 2012-13 season. ‘I’ve had no setbacks,’ the three-time NBA all-star told reporters. ‘There’s nothing stopping me from getting back to my old game. It just takes work and getting my rhythm back.’ Roy, 27, has been in Minnesota for two weeks working out with Timberwolves player development coach Shawn Respert and a handful of Wolves players, including Roy, signed by the Timberwolves as a free agent July 31 after sitting out all of last season, conceded the coaching staff has tried to ‘hold me back.’ Roy, who averaged 19.0 points per game in five seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, is determined to prove he still can play. He has had six surgeries on his knees, but he underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy in 2011 and believes that will resurrect his career. ‘I want to come in and make an impact right away,’ Roy said. ‘I want to be ready to deliver. A lot of people think I’m going to be limited. I tell them, ‘Go ahead and think that way.’ I’m not cautious about anything. I’m confident everything will go well.’ A key test for Roy will be his durability in Timberwolves training camp, which starts Oct. 2. Respert has done most of the work with Roy and is impressed with his progress. ‘He’s getting better and better, and that’s the sign we’re looking for,’ Respert said. ‘He hadn’t played a lot of high-level five-on-five stuff before he got here, but you can tell he’s done enough. We saw it today, that after he finds his rhythm and gets his second wind, he really gets back to some of those short stints you saw him do throughout his career.’”

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  • Draak Grafula

    I hope this turns out to be true. The wolves will be so much fun if so though. I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up though…

  • Draak Grafula

    “Roy, 27, has been in Minnesota for two weeks working
    out with Timberwolves player development coach Shawn Respert and a
    handful of Wolves players, including Roy, signed by the Timberwolves as a
    free agent July 31 after sitting out all of last season, conceded the
    coaching staff has tried to ‘hold me back.’ “…. wow

  • Phil8

    I remember shawn respert…..i feel old.

  • Andre Miller a man

    wish he would retire. nobody cares that he can’t live his dreams and have a long nba career. NOBODY CARES. Why do people pity this guy??? Most people NEVER EVER GET TO taste a hint of their dreams let alone have $100 million to sit back on if it falls thru. This dude is such a baby whiner. I’m not hoping he gets hurt, its just why is his whiney ass so special.

  • RipCity

    Best of luck BRoy. Portland is rooting for you

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what the hell are you talking about when has he ever whined?

  • G$

    Well, he whined when Portland signed Andre Miller, he whined when Nate tried to install an uptempo offense, he whined when the docs said it was time to hang em up, and it sounds like he’s starting to whine about “being held back” in Minnesota. Legendary player. Legendary whiner.

  • Jacrush24

    Shawn Respert!! Havent heard that name since my East Lansing days. He use to be money from the 3 pt line.

  • danpowers

    the only whining i see here is your whining about roy. that guy can ball, which is why we (basketball fans) want to see him back on court. to wish an athlete to get well doesnt mean to pity him. cant be that hard to understand…

  • LakeShow

    This team is winning no less than 50 games this year.

  • B.C.

    Brandon Roy the biggest joke to ever come through Portland.

  • bowhunter

    That platelet-rich plasma therapy is pretty awesome. My paw paw had a hemorrhoid the size of a football and tried this new procedure and it worked wonders. He is currently resting comfortably.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Old game as in be the second best shooting guard in the league? Cause when he was healthy that statement was true. I’m rooting for him but I just don’t see that happening. I pray he proves me wrong cause I love his game.

  • LLC#12

    I hope he doesn’t come in and try to be “the man”. If he can chip in like 15ppg that’s solid. Wish Rubio hadn’t gone down, once he’s back this team is a must watch. Glad to see AK47 back in the L as well.

  • Rainman

    No less than 50? can i quote u on that? lol

  • aicomeback

    i know! where did all this hate come from?ive always thought he was one of the best behaved players out there

  • aicomeback

    any player that doesnt complain when asked to stop playing a game they claim to love,clearly does not love it….

  • malaroni

    Hell yea. Let’s go Twolves.

  • LakeShow

    Yeah.. Quotes don’t cost me money :D
    Hahaha.. I’m pretty sure they will though…

  • Rainman

    I dont know man, 50 wins is quite a hefty prediction

  • Haslem

    Read between the lines and you can tell Minnesota doesn’t expect much more than to play him in short bursts and rest.

  • LakeShow

    It is, but i’m going optimistic approach. (Obviously)
    Rubio, Barea, Ridinour
    Roy
    AK47
    Love/D.Will
    Pek/Stiesma
    With Adelman at the helm, that’s a 50 win team. Question is will injuries change that.

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