Originally written September 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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MINNEAPOLIS Beads of sweat. Gym shorts. A basketball and some teammates.All of this, Brandon Roy for years took for granted. All of this was once the mainstay of his daily routine, but now, just nine months after the shooting guard was amnestied by the Trail Blazers, it's once again novel.Look how he runs! Look how he shoots! Look how he simply exists, here, in a Timberwolves uniform of all things!The excitement is the easy part, but even it is complex. Tied up in the excitement are too many questions, too many doubts and hypotheses, and the worst part is that none will be resolved anytime soon.The Brandon Roy era has dawned in Minnesota he worked out in front of reporters Thursday -- and in its early days, it's looking more and more like a case of he said, he said.There's Roy, confident and excited, never once mentioning the word "retirement." It's as if he's coming back from an injury, not a lack of cartilage in his knees that was widely accepted as...
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