One of the more intriguing free agents in the NBA the summer is Brandon Roy, a shooting guard with all-star talent and a history of knee injuries. But talent is hard to pass up and several teams have expressed an interest in signing Roy this summer after his latest knee injury forced him to leave the Portland Trail Blazers due to retirement.
Brandon Roy has come to a verbal agreement with Minnesota according to a person in Roy's family— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 6, 2012
Roy will fill a big need for the Wolves if he can provide stead production from the shooting guard spot. Roy last played in the 2010-11 season when he played 47 games and averaged 12 points, 2.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. For his career, Roy has averaged 19 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Quick went on to say he did not know any details of the deal.
UPDATE: Quick's report was confirmed by NBA.com's David Aldridge who also had the terms of the deal.
Reporting in real time, folks: impeccable source just texted of Brandon Roy, "It's minn". @jwquick had it first. Deal is 2 yrs, $10.4M.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 6, 2012
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