DALLAS, TX - APRIL 25: Guard Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot against Tyson Chandler #6 of the Dallas Mavericks in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 25, 2011 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, 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)
Brandon Roy's knees are feeling the best they have in a long time.
Two weeks away from training camp, Brandon Roy's knees are feeling great.
The former first-round pick retired prior to the 2011-12 season because of chronic knee problems. But in June, Roy announced he was making a comeback and signed with Minnesota.
Recent quotes from Roy to NBA.com are encouraging for T-Wolves fans.
"This is the best I've felt in a long time," Roy said Thursday. "The reason why I say that is I'm able to improve. I'm able to come in the gym and work on my game and get better. Where I felt that the last couple years in Portland I was just doing my best to maintain. … I'm working hard and coach has to tell me to stop playing instead of me saying, `OK that's enough. I'm feeling my knees."
Roy has averaged 13.7 points over five seasons with the Trail Blazers.