Blazers' Brandon Roy Will Seek Medical Retirement, According To Reports

Brandon Roy has been diagnosed with a career-ending knee injury, reports Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski, whose sources confirm ESPN's earlier report that Roy will announce a medical retirement.

Roy has had three knee surgeries in the last 18 months, but came back late last season to help the Portland Trail Blazers to a playoff berth and one of the toughest test of the eventual NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. Roy averaged a career-low 12.2 points on a career-low 40 percent shooting last season.

Under a medical retirement, Roy will still get paid the $64 million he's owed over the next four seasons, but the salary will come off of the Blazers' cap sheet beginning next season. That means that Portland will not have to use the amnesty clause on Roy. The Blazers have no other obvious options for amnesty, though, and using the clause on Roy would speed up his removal from the cap sheet by one year.

If Roy were to return to the court within a year of the medical retirement, his cap hit would return to the Blazers' book.

For more on Portland, visit Blazer's Edge.

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