Brandon Roy Returns to Minnesota, Timberwolves' Shooting Guard for the Future

Kaleb SmithCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2012

Take that Blazers' uni and wear the new Wolves uniform!
Take that Blazers' uni and wear the new Wolves uniform!Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

The Minnesota Timberwolves finally nabbed their biggest target during this free agency period. 

The 2007 Rookie of the Year for the Portland Trail Blazers, Brandon Roy, has agreed to a two-year $10.4 million contract.  According to ESPN, the T-Wolves were bidding hard against the Warriors, yet prevailed as they reached terms with Roy.

During the 2006 NBA Draft, with the sixth pick in the first round, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Brandon Roy out of the University of Washington.  Unfortunately, due to a poor trade by former general manager, Kevin McHale, Roy had been given a new hat draft night. 

In a trade with Portland, Roy had been shipped away for Randy Foye.  Roy went forth to win the Rookie of the Year while Foye never clicked in a Wolves uniform.  With the new contract, the team will finally be reunited with the star they drafted.

Will the knees hold up?

Despite a career filled with knee injuries corrected by surgery, Roy is a promising fit at shooting guard for the Timberwolves.  During his short lived retirement, Brandon underwent Platlet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is a procedure that uses the patient’s own blood for treatment.  After running the blood through the centrifuge, the platelets become concentrated which is injected into the area of injury. 

PRP has helped quite a few athletes including Yankees’ slugger Alex Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Steelers Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu, and even corrected Peyton Hillis' chronic hamstring injuries.

Finally a Shooting Guard with Promise

The past few seasons have been filled with woes for Minnesota.  The franchise has not been to the playoffs since the Kevin Garnett era.  With the development of Kevin Love into a premier player and cornerstone for the T-Wolves, pieces have needed to be assembled around him. 

Ricky Rubio's emergence as a stellar point guard propelled the team into an excellent season until falling short due to injuries.  The only position that has contained a gaping hole has been the shooting guard. 

Due to inconsistent play from Wes Johnson and Martell Webster, the Wolves needed a scorer to help Kevin Love on the perimeter.  With the addition of Brandon Roy, the search is over and his play will elevate the Timberwolves to make a dash for the playoffs.  The three-time NBA All-Star captivates an audience with his ability to slash and knock down shots from all over the court. 

Can you imagine the new Minnesota Big Three between Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, and Brandon Roy?

Welcome back to the NBA Brandon Roy and congratulations on becoming the Minnesota Timberwolves latest player!