It seems like ages ago when Brandon Roy was playing basketball for the Portland Trailblazers. In reality, it was just one year ago when Roy was forced to retire from the NBA due to chronic knee problems. Unlike most superstars who retire on their own terms, Brandon’s knee forced him to retire as he was just hitting his stride.
But the young shooting guard isn't finished yet. Roy is aiming for a comeback. According to one of his tweets, he said, “Yes, I’m preparing for a comeback. I’m training daily.”
And you can be sure that many teams will be inquiring about his services.
The only question is, how much has Roy recovered from his knee injury? And can he handle a full NBA season?
We’ve seen other players come back from knee injuries before, only to look like a shell of themselves. Gilbert Arenas, for example, can barely get off the bench.
However, Roy is still young enough to make one final attempt back into the NBA.
It wasn’t too long ago when Brandon was effortlessly putting up 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists in the 2008-2009 season. But while his mind may be on track to duplicate what he once did, it remains to be seen if his knee can do the same.