When Brandon Roy was released last year by the Portland Trail Blazers because of his balky knees, we thought that we'd seen the last of the Seattle native. But after one season away from the game, it looks like Roy is prepared to make a comeback. With his sights set on the upcoming 2012-2013 season, the 27-year-old is working out daily in preparation and he's even scheduled to play in Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am event this weekend.
Since he doesn't have a social media account of his own, Brandon Roy responded to questions regarding his possible comeback from the Twitter account of his close friend and Seattle player, Will Conroy.
"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 about the possibility of re-joining the Trail Blazers, Roy dismissed the likelihood of that happening
"I wish, but due to the NBA rules I cannot play in Portland until 2014-2015. 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."
So far, so good for Roy. And we could not be happier to eventually see him back on an NBA court.