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08:07 AM ET 10.11 | Brandon Roy was back -- for a day, anyway. [Roy] returned to real NBA play Wednesday night after a year away with a preseason-opening performance that predictably was both out of step and perfectly in tune. He didn't expect anything else in the Wolves' 84-70 victory over Indiana at the Fargodome, really. Roy hadn't played an NBA game since the 2011 playoffs. ... [Roy] started in the backcourt alongside J.J. Barea and delivered a 13-point, four-rebound, one-assist, one-steal, one-turnover evening in which he sought to get his step back. Roy was slow to find it Wednesday night, then discovered something of his former All-Star self just after halftime by scoring eight third-quarter points, including his team's first six coming out of intermission.

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October 11, 2012  08:24 AM ET

glad to see you're back, just stay healthy and help the wolves make the playoffs...

October 11, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Im rooting for this guy

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October 11, 2012  10:14 AM ET

[b[Baby Steps, Bro.[/b]

October 11, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

[b[Baby Steps, Bro.[/b]

Baby Steps, Bro.

October 11, 2012  10:16 AM ET

I did not believe he would accept retirement at such a young age.

October 11, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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I like this guy. He is only 25 and he almost retired too early because of injuries.

Only 25? He's 28, get your facts straight.

rofl

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October 11, 2012  11:27 AM ET

Born July 23, 1984 (28 years old), drafted in 2006 after 4 years at school.

I've always liked this guy and am rooting for him to get back to the force he was early in Portland.

October 11, 2012  11:28 AM ET

Man. I hope he holds up. He is a good guy and i enjoyed him when he was playing for the blazers. That good doctor from germany is the one to thank so far. Anyways, i agree jgb, if he can be a a certain % of the player he was in portland, he can really be a big help to the wolves and their quest for a playoff berth.

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October 11, 2012  04:44 PM ET

Roy takes giant leap

...for mankind?

October 11, 2012  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Roy takes giant leap...for mankind?

If he can take giant leaps his knees must be better. Bionic implants?

 
October 11, 2012  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I wish you and the Wolves the best of luck this year you guys deserve it

I smell feet!!

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