KSTP Source: Brandon Roy's 2nd Year Not Guaranteed
A Wolves source passes along this nugget about the contract free-agent Brandon Roy will sign when the league's moratorium period ends next Wednesday: the second year of the $10.4 million deal is not guaranteed.
In other words, if Roy is forced to retire again because of his knees, the Wolves won't owe him any money beyond the $5.2 million in the first year.
Roy, 27, is a three-time All-Star, but was forced to sit out all of last year after Portland used its amnesty clause on him. Roy lacks cartilage in both of his knees and the pain was too much to handle. But he has undergone platelet-rich plasma therapy, which is now legal in one form in the United States. It's that procedure that he hopes will allow him to once again have a prosperous career.
He chose the Wolves over Golden State where his former agent Bob Myers is now the general manager. Roy has a close relationship with Wolves assistant Bill Bayno who twice has been an assistant in Portland.