How serious is the Minnesota Timberwolves' pursuit of retired two-time All-Star Brandon Roy?
How serious are Wolves about BRoy? Glen Taylor, Kahn, Adelman and trainer Gregg Farnam flew to Seattle to meet with him Friday— Jerry Zgoda(@JerryZgoda) July 1, 2012
Roy announced his retirement in December after a couple of years of knee injuries after knee injuries. Instead of filing for medical retirement so that the Portland Trail Blazers could receive cap relief, the Blazers used the amnesty waiver on Roy. Some (including yours truly) considered it a ruse to avoid fan outrage at using the amnesty clause on Roy, a beloved player. Given that Roy is prepared to return to the NBA less than a year later, that is a bit more believable.
The Wolves actually drafted Roy in 2006 and traded him to the Blazers for Randy Foye, setting off a terrible chain of events for the entire state of Minnesota.