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Roy predicts return to All-Star form

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08:10 AM ET 09.14 | Lots of NBA news coming out of Minnesota as the summer winds down, including some about Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy. After several weeks of workouts, [Roy] wants to ease concerns about his knees. Roy, who announced his retirement in December because of a degenerative condition in his knees, says he is satisfied with his progress and is "not holding back" in preparation for the 2012-13 season. "I've had no setbacks," the three-time NBA all-star told reporters Thursday, Sept. 13, after an informal practice with teammates and several former college players. "There's nothing stopping me from getting back to my old game. It just takes work and getting my rhythm back." Roy, 27, has been in Minnesota for two weeks.

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September 14, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Good Luck!

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September 14, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Easier To Say Than Do, Bro.

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September 14, 2012  09:32 AM ET

I sure hope so...

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September 14, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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Forget it Roy.

Sadly you are probably right and Roy is dreaming, thinkin about those glory days

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September 14, 2012  10:08 AM ET

His Knee's won't allow that to happen....

September 14, 2012  10:10 AM ET

That's easy to say in September. Somebody call me in January.

September 14, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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That's easy to say in September. Somebody call me in January.

Heck..he'd be lucky to make it to Thanksgiving

September 14, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Sure, all-star form for 5-minutes per game is a reasonable goal at this stage.

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September 14, 2012  01:05 PM ET

I would love to see that happen. Never good when somebody is taken out in their prime (see: Tracy McGrady) The Timberwolves have a lot of good pieces and might be pretty fun to watch when and if they gel.

September 14, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Again, why are so many people talking out of their ****? You guys don't know sh#t about his current condition. Instead everyone is already yelling he will fail or be a bust.

Give the guy a break, if he returns it's better for the league. He's on of the best SG's there is, in his prime he is way better than Harden will ever be. We need people like him to make it more fun, less boring. Unbelievable...

September 14, 2012  02:57 PM ET

Hard to root against this guy, he is a class act who has had terrible luck when it comes to injuries.

September 14, 2012  02:58 PM ET

Great player, even better person. Wish him luck!

 
September 14, 2012  10:09 PM ET
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If this guy actually comes back to play with a semblance of his old form then whatever procedure being done in Germany needs to be made legit in this country....

They are already doing it here. Been doing it for years, just not on sports stars. For other medical reasons. Gaining popularity because of the Big sports celebrities that are not getting it done.

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