NBA Rumors: Brandon Roy Must Sign with Minnesota Timberwolves
Should Brandon Roy sign with Minnesota?
While the popular belief was that Roy would only return to a playoff-contending team, the Timberwolves have a roster that could make the former All-Star willing to help the Minnesota revolution.
For as good as the talent is across the depth chart for the 'Wolves, the former Portland phenom will be by far the best shooting guard on a team that lacks any kind of hope at that position. With Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington, Wesley Johnson and Malcolm Lee currently holding that spot down, Roy would be a welcomed upgrade to say the least.
According to Wolfson, the Timberwolves will compose an offer to the former Trail Blazers star:
According to two league sources, the Wolves plan on making the three-time All-Star a two-year contract offer. The money is unknown.
Roy, 27, sat out the 2011-2012 season because he lacks cartilage between the bones of both of his knees. He would likely have to pass an extensive physical before signing anywhere.
There is significant risk for Roy, who will have to deal with the possibility of missing the playoffs in Minnesota. While there is little doubt that the team has the talent to make the postseason, there are concerns about getting all of the pieces to work in harmony.
For as much risk as this move holds for the Trail Blazers legend, the Timberwolves have to be concerned about the health of the shooting guard and worry about just how long he will last before having to call it quits again.
With all parties agreeing that they are mutually going to be taking risks with this deal, there is no reason that Roy’s agent can’t work out a contract with out-clauses for both parties. The contract offer is sure to be a short-term proposition, so a one- or two-year deal may be the best option for this situation.
This proposition has a high potential for the "bust" label, but the fit is too perfect for both to ignore. The Timberwolves get their missing shooting guard, and Roy gets a chance to mount a comeback and test his knees.
If Roy is playing great after this season and is healthy, that’s when he can sign with a championship-contending team and try for a ring.
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