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Brandon Roy should prove to be either a fantastic pickup for the Minnesota Timberwolves or a complete bust.
If his knees are healthy and he's able to play at a high level, he just might remind people of the three-time All-Star that played for the Portland Trail Blazers in the not-so-distant past.
While Roy's knees are going to be a concern wherever he plays, the 27-year-old guard and the Timberwolves aren't exactly a match made in Basketball Heaven—even if he's healthy.
In Portland, Roy thrived because of Nate McMillan's slow-it-down offensive system.
Roy plays one of the slowest, most methodical style of basketball you'll ever see, and it's questionable how well he'll fit in with the team that ran the fourth-highest pace in the NBA last year.
Darren Wolfson of 1500espn.com reports that the two-year, $10.4 million deal is not guaranteed in the second year—which is a smart move by a Timberwolves organization that knows it's taking a risk in signing Roy this season.