Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/5/12
Trail-blazers-roy
MINNEAPOLIS Former Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy reached an agreement to sign a two-year deal with the Timberwolves on Thursday night, according to multiple sources. NBA.com has reported that the deal is worth 10.4 million.The Timberwolves originally drafted Roy, 27, as the sixth pick in 2006, but they immediately traded him to Portland for the rights to Randy Foye. Roy played five seasons in Portland before retiring on Dec. 10, 2011 because of chronic knee problems. He was reported to have no cartilage in his knees at the time of his retirement, and he'd undergone multiple knee surgeries.In those years with the Trail Blazers, Roy established himself as one of the top shooting guards in the league. He won the 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was selected as an All-Star three times, from 2008-10. He's averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists over his career, but in his final season before retiring, 2010-11, those numbers fell off sharply. After averaging 21.1 points per game from 2007-2010, Roy finished 2010-11 averaging just 12.2.Roy announced his retirement before the beginning of the 2011-12 season, and the Trail Blazers opted to amnesty his contract. In such a case, the team waives a player without having his salary count against the salary cap or luxury tax; the player still receives the money he's contractually due, however. Each NBA team is allowed to amnesty only one player during the term of the current collective bargaining agreement. Because he was amnestied, Roy was a free agent when he announced his comeback on June 16 via the Twitter account of his college teammate at the University of Washington, Will Conroy. With the announcement, multiple teams reportedly the Timberwolves, Bulls, Cavaliers, Mavericks, Warriors and Pacers began to express interest. That interest was obviously contingent on the condition of his knees, and he's undergone the same treatment (platelet-rich plasma therapy) that Kobe Bryant tried. However, such a treatment in Roy's case is likely only to lessen pain.Though Roy and the Timberwolves have come to a verbal agreement, he cannot officially sign until the 10-day moratorium comes to an end on July 11. Follow Joan Niesen on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Josh McCown has looked better at times than RG3

Mike Trout does David Ortiz impersonation

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant set to help coach HS football

Tickets for ‘Monday Night Football’ game in Mexico sell out

Kevin Durant says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in OKC

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets starting QB: ‘It’s his job’

Carmelo Anthony shocked Dwyane Wade left Miami for Chicago

Report: David Lee signs with the Spurs

Craig Sager to miss Olympics while undergoing bone marrow transplant

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Josh Gordon thankful for support from Browns

Report: Seahawks DE Chris Clemons retiring

Denard Robinson blames falling asleep at stoplight for pond crash

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker