Bad news for Brandon Roy and the Minnesota Timberwolves.
ESPN is saying that he will most likely end his comback and retire again. What a shame, he is such a great player, and seemed to be a great person. I wish him the best in whatever he does.
Dude needs to retire for good. His knees are just not going to let him play
I was hoping that Brandon Roy could've truly recovered, but in truth this is what I expected. Even if he doesn't retire right away the likelihood is this comeback will be in vain. He did get the significant contract from the Timberwolves though.
Give it a shot with the Suns, Aaron Nelson works wonders over there.
Roy would need an absolute miracle. He's got no cartilage in his knees. He was never going to "recover."
It was a mistake by the T'Wolves. The only thing they managed to do with the signing was to screw the Blazers. At least the 2nd year of his contract was unguaranteed.
Isnt this his 7th or 8th knee surgery ?
He has a great understanding of the game of basketball and coaches like him....Maybe he can become an assistant coach..
He should've never come back in the first place. While 95% of this forum raved about how cool it would be to see him back, I stated at least a half dozen times that all he is doing is putting his life after basketball in jeopardy and that he might not be able to walk soon. I got negged for saying that, because I didn't value basketball over someones life, and it turned out I was right. If he really wanted to come back, he should've looked for a surgery to replace or add cartilege to his knees and take 2-3 years off necessary for him to recover fully.
This is why I had zero optimism about the T-Wolves signing Brandon Roy. The T-Wolves fans on this site get sensitive, but the reality is that this man has zero meniscus in either knee. He's bone on bone. There's no cushioning to do anything, so how was he going to play professional basketball?
I don't know how anybody thought his body could hold up... It's impossible. He'd need arthroscopic surgery repeatedly due to all of the loose articular cartilage that'd be floating around in his knee. He's heading towards micro-fracture surgery... To be honest, I don't even know if that help him. He's headed for a knee replacement.
The fact that the T-Wolves signed him is still ridiculous to me. I don't get it. What? Just because he felt good playing pickup ball this summer? Bone headed decision.
The nba needs to disband the timberwolves immediatly. Obviously there is some type of black magic or hex at work here. Im afriad that if this keeps up someone on the team will die.
I remember 3 years ago, back in Curry's rookie season, I went to a game against the Bucks(back when we were all on the Brandon Jennings bandwagon), where Curry fouled out but had to stay in because we didn't have anymore players. I remember Morrow got hurt early, Chris Hunter fouled out in like 5 minutes, and then of course Andris Beidrins fouled out, and then when Curry fouled out, he had to stay in.
That season was absolutly ridiculous, Azabukie went down with a season long injury, Turiaf, Anthony Randolph, CJ Watson, and Vlad Rad all missed significant time. We had to play Chris Hunter for crying out loud, and Deavan George(not 2000 Deavan George, 2010 Deavan George). Andris Beidrins had to play 35 mins a game, and Cartier Martin was the first guy off the bench(right now he's struggling to stay in Wash's rotation) at least you guys are winning, and you guys will get even better when Love and Rubio get back.
Im hearing some reports that say he probably will not play again and other reports that say he will be back in a month.
IMO, there's no point in him coming back other than to prove just how stubborn he is.
I read that article on ESPN and I just laughed in disbelief. ONE month? Seriously? That's quick for someone with no previous knee issues. It normally takes about 6-8 weeks. Considering the knee issues Roy has had, I don't know how or why they'd say one month. The fact that Roy keeps on coming back so early from surgeries is why he has bad knees in the first place. I know people are pissed at Eric Gordon in New Orleans, but I'm happy he doesn't give a F and is taking his time to come back from his injury.
Roy lacks meniscus in both knees. It doesn't say what was cleaned up in his knee, but it was most likely either a loose fragment of bone or torn pieces of articular cartilage.
As much as I do like and admire Brandon Roy, its time to go fishing with Greg Oden.....
I assume that the Wolves got some sort of insurance on this contract. Because this was a pretty predictable outcome. If he comes back, he had better be able to play and play at playoff level basketball, because a month or so from now Love will be back and Pek will have been back from that ankle injury. If there aren't anymore injuries, then the Wolves will be back to playing playoff level ball and they will need a contributor. Roy will try, but if he doesn't have NBA speed, can he contribute? The Wolves might be better of with him retiring.
And I totally agree that he may seriously regret this run if it does permanent damage to his knees that haunts him for decades. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he figures even if he does damage, that 10 years from now medical science will be so advanced that they will be able to repair it. But that is a gamble because you don't know for sure the science will be there.
I highly doubt the T-Wolves got any insurance company to cover Roy's contract. Insurance companies aren't in the business of just giving money away.
Updating a previous item, Brandon Roy admitted that he's dealing with level III degenerative arthritis in both knees. Roy's knees have reached Level III arthritis, and there are only four levels. The fourth would require Roy to get a knee replacement. Multiple doctors have told Roy to stop playing basketball, and his current condition erodes the cartilage in his knee before the cartilage disappears entirely. Roy said he wouldn't be disappointed if this is the end of the line, but it would be a sad ending to his basketball career.