Brandon Roy to Be Released By Minnesota Timberwolves

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Timberwolves are severing ties with Brandon Roy. Minnesota signed Roy to a two-year, $10.4 million deal last summer, but injuries limited the veteran guard to just five games: “After seven career knee surgeries for Roy, this is likely the end of a career once destined for greatness. Roy’s two-year contract allows for the franchise to cut him if his chronically injured knees are no longer playable. Roy played five games for the Wolves this season. Minnesota’s new general manager, Flip Saunders, inherited Roy from his predecessor, David Kahn. […]  Minnesota guaranteed Roy his $5.1 million salary in the 2012-13 season, despite little examination of his troubled knees, sources said. Roy, 28, started the T’wolves’ first five games of the 2012-13 season, but never recovered from a mid-November knee procedure.”