Brandon Roy is ready to return to the NBA, agreeing to a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday (July 5). It's an interesting move for Roy, who is deciding to return to the NBA after a brief retirement that had him leave the Portland Trail Blazers.
The two sides have apparently agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal that could make Roy the starting shooting guard in Minnesota. He doesn't have a lot of competition in town, so it is his job to win during preseason, but Roy still has to prove that his knees can hold out for a full NBA season.
Roy is still just 27 years old, so he could have a lot of basketball still in front of him if his legs will hold out. Due to the Blazers using their amnesty clause on him before the last NBA season, he is a free agent that can sign with any team. It also takes away the potential of a sign-and-trade deal, but that shouldn't matter to a team (like Minnesota) that has a lot of salary cap room.
Going forward, the Timberwolves may have just improved a lot through gaining veteran leadership alone. Do you think that the Brandon Roy signing could cause a big impact in the Western Conference? Do the Minnesota Timberwolves have the pieces to really make a move next season?