Brandon Roy: ‘I’m Preparing For A Return Next Year’

by June 16, 2012

The 27-year-old Brandon Roy said he’s working out daily in preparation for his NBA comeback and hopes to play in ’12-13. Roy, who is scheduled to play in Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am event this weekend, answered questions on Twitter about his comeback on Friday night (via HoopsWorld): “It sounds like Brandon Roy will attempt to make an NBA comeback next season. After months of rumors and speculation, he confirmed the news last night on Twitter. Last night, Roy took to Twitter to answer questions from fans. Since he doesn’t have an account on the social media website, he used the account of his close friend and fellow Seattle player Will Conroy to interact with fans and comment on the rumors. ‘Lord willing, I will play again soon,’ Roy wrote in a series of tweets. ‘Yes, I’m preparing for a comeback. I’m training daily. I’m preparing for a return next year. I appreciate the love. Hopefully I’ll be back on the floor soon. Health is good.’ When asked if he would return to the Portland Trail Blazers, Roy said it’s unlikely. ‘I wish, but due to the NBA rules I cannot play in Portland until 2014-2015,’ Roy tweeted. ‘I’m looking to return sooner. Thanks for your support. I’m fortunate to have played for such a great fan base. No matter where I play, Portland will always have a special place in my heart.’ Sources close to Roy say that his training is going well and he’s feeling great. He’ll likely work out in Seattle as he prepares for the upcoming season.”