Brandon Roy confirmed rumors of his hopeful return to the NBA next season, saying his health is good and he's training daily for a comeback. (Cameron Browne/Getty Images)
Brandon Roy confirmed rumors of his return to the NBA by tweeting on Friday night that he's been training daily, his health is good and is planning on returning to the league next season.
But since Roy doesn't have Twitter, he made the announcement under the account for Will Conroy, his college teammate at the University of Washington who is now in the NBDL.
“Lord willing, I will play again soon,” Roy wrote in a series of tweets. “Yes, I’m preparing for a comeback. I’m training daily. I’m preparing for a return next year. I appreciate the love. Hopefully I’ll be back on the floor soon. Health is good.”
When asked by a fan if he could return to the Portland Trail Blazers, Roy said it's highly unlikely he'd return to the Blazers for next season:
“I wish, but due to the NBA rules I cannot play in Portland until 2014-2015,” Roy tweeted. “I’m looking to return sooner. Thanks for your support. I’m fortunate to have played for such a great fan base. No matter where I play, Portland will always have a special place in my heart.”
Roy was named Rookie of the Year when he played for the Blazers in 2006 but announced his retirement in 2011 because of chronic knee problems. He will train in Seattle as he plans for his return to the NBA.