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: