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Roy to Make Team USA Push

Busta BucketCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2009

HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Guard Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 30, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

After missing out on Team USA events over the last few summers, Brandon Roy plans to step up the communication and let them know he wants to be a part of the team. There have been injury and contract hurdles preventing Roy from participating in past events. Hence the following:

"It's unfortunate Brandon Roy has not been able to participate because of a series of injuries, contract issues, whatever," a USA Basketball insider said. "But it's difficult to break in unless there's communication and a level of interest."

But Brandon plans to change all that think:

"It's on me," Roy said in response. "I don't blame them at all. I think it's something I have to at least call and say that whenever the next team event is, I want to be there. I think that's what they want to see out of me. I totally understand and I agree with what they're saying. I have to kind of take that next step to show them I want to be a part of the team."

I have a good feeling we'll see Brandon playing on that 2012 Olympic team. Oh and just because it's awesome, here's the NBA.com BRoy highlight video. Get some:

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