In news that will only add to the legend of the Trail Blazers injury curse former all-star Brandon Roy, who retired for medical reasons just last season, announced via Will Conroy’s Twitter account that he is planning to return to the NBA next season.
In a string of tweets Roy expressed his intent to play again:
Lord willing, I will play again soon. 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.
Because the Blazers used the amnesty provision of the NBA’s latest collective bargaining agreement to move Roy’s salary off the books (a key reason they have roughly $20 million to spend this off-season) Roy would not be eligible to rejoin the Blazers until at least the 2014 season. Roy expressed love for Portland but not a willingness to keep his career on hold.
I’m looking to return sooner. Thanks for your support. I’m fortunate to have played for such a...