Report: Former Blazer Brandon Roy Considering NBA Comeback
Brandon Roy’s career was sadly cut short by knee injuries, as the Portland Trail Blazers’ All-Star guard retired in December at the age of 27. But now, after a few months to rest, Roy is working out again and considering a comeback, according to Ben Golliver of Blazers Edge.
“In the back of my mind, maybe this is something I may do again,” Roy said. “But who knows? It’s something right now where I’m enjoying playing and not playing with the pain I had last year after going through two knee surgeries. I was never the fastest or the highest leaper but being smart — those are all little things I have up my sleeve if I do decide to play, those are all positives I do have going for me.”
Roy, a three-time All-Star, retired at the end of the 2011 lockout having played just five seasons. He averaged 19.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game in a Blazer uniform, but his last two seasons were cut short by debilitating knee ailments.
The Blazers were disappointing this season in Roy’s absence, going 28-38 and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.