Originally posted on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 7/5/12

The Brandon Roy comeback is going to happen.  And it's going to happen with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Brandon Roy has come to a verbal agreement with Minnesota according to a person in Roy's family

— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 6, 2012

Yep, it's happening.

The details of the contract aren't out yet, but this thing is happening.  And it was easily predictable.  This is what I wrote about him in December:

But his heart doesn't give a damn what his knees think.  What's his 27 year-old heart going to say when he watches game, after game, after game?  What's his prime-of-his-life brain going to think when announcers say "this team is really one player away from being a lock for the Finals?"  Sure, it's December now and the knees are sore.  But January, February and March are long months when you're watching people who aren't as good as you do what you love to do more than anything else in the world.

Brandon Roy is an intense competitor.  He's in the prime of his life.  He knows how to do one thing better than most people can do anything: play basketball.  

He cannot, and will not, accept that his knees are not cooperating.  It doesn't matter if he's right or wrong.  It doesn't matter if he might not be able to walk normally in 10 years.  That's something to worry about in 10 years. 

All he cares about right now is playing ball.  And the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to let him. 

As for the Wolves... it depends on how much money they're throwing at hiim and for how long they'll be throwing it.  He's a really good player when he's healthy.  Sadly, he's not healthy.  We'll have to see what he can do and just hope he doesn't regret this later on.

Update:

Brandon Roy has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to sources. Link coming.

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2012

Wow, that's a lot of money for a guy with no cartilage in his knees.  Glad to see  Minnesota is still Minnesota.  

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