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Husky Men's Basketball

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December 9, 2011 at 7:52 AM

Brandon Roy ready to retire?

The relatively short injury-plagued NBA career of Washington great Brandon Roy may be coming to an end.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported Roy will seek a medical retirement. The official announcement could come as early as today.
NBA teams hold their first official practices Friday after the five-month lockout and the Blazers star isn’t expected to attend.
Roy, 27, has had three knee surgeries in the past 18 months. Last season he averaged a career low 12.2 points while playing in just 47 games as a reserve.
He reportedly met with Blazers officials on Monday to discuss his future with the team.
Roy is owed $64 million over the next four seasons.
According to Tom Ziller at SB Nation, a medical retirement allows Portland to remove his contract from the books beginning next season, provided Roy doesn’t return to the court before then and a league-appointed doctor agrees he’s no longer able to play.
A three-time All-Star, Roy was named the 2006-07 NBA Rookie of the Year after being drafted sixth overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. Roy’s best season came in 2008-09 when at the age of 24 he averaged 22.6 points and 5.1 assists in 78 games for Portland.
Despite the pain in his knee, Roy put on a dazzling display in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Dallas Mavericks in April.
He scored 24 points including 18 in the fourth quarter and the game-winner with 39 seconds left to carry the Blazers back from a 23-point deficit. The Blazers won 84-82 and tied the series 2-2.

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