Brandon Roy, born in 1984, is a professional basketball player. He was born in Seattle, Washington. At one time he retired due to a degenerative knee issue, but went back into the NBA in 2012.
Brandon Dawayne Roy (born July 23, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Roy previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers for five seasons. He was selected sixth in the 2006 NBA Draft, having completed four years playing for the Washington Huskies. In 2009, he served as the team's co-captain, along with LaMarcus Aldridge. His nickname was 'B-Roy', but he was also referred to as 'The Natural' by announcer Brian Wheeler. On December 10, 2011, Roy announced his retirement from basketball due to a degenerative knee condition, though in 2012, he decided to return to the NBA. Born in Seattle, Washington, Roy became known for his immediate impact on the Trail Blazers. Zach Randolph, then the team captain, was traded to the New York Knicks at the end of Roy's first season, which cleared the way for Roy to take on a leadership role on the team.
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