Report: Brandon Roy To Retire Due To Degenerative Knees

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Friday December 9th, 2011

Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will announce his retirement as soon as today due to degenerative knees, sources have told Chris Broussard of ESPN.com.

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The 27-year-old guard reportedly met with Blazers officials on Monday to discuss his future with the team. According to ESPN, the versatile guard told team executives that he felt great and was ready to report to training camp on Friday.

"Our plan is that Brandon will be a part of this team going forward," Blazers president Larry Miller said Monday.

Roy played in just 47 games last year due to knee issues. In 2009-10, he was limited to just 65 games for the Trail Blazers. Once considered one of the games rising stars, Roy will end his career after just six seasons.

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