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Minnesota Timberwolves: Brandon Roy’s Mind Set

Brandon Roy Minnesota Timberwolves

Craig Mitchelldyer-US PRESSWIRE

October seems to be the anticipation month, the time when teams go into their final preparation to a promising season. For Brandon Roy this is the time for redemption, the time to prove everybody that he still got what it takes to play in the NBA. Ever since forcing his injured legs to play in the first round of the playoffs two years ago, his decision proved to be costly.

Brandon was never the same player, except when he scored 18 points, including a clutch three-pointer way back on February 25, 2011. Roy had to retire after the 2011 NBA lockout. His knees lack the cartilage between the bones that the pain was even unbearable just by walking. Roy was only 27 years old when he retired; he was on his prime when he lost the opportunity to achieve more.

It was his drive to succeed that got him an NBA career, but it was also his curse when he played his injured legs when he was supposed to rest and rehabilitate. Winning is what Brandon ever thinks. That’s why when his injury forced him to retire; he never bowed down without a fight. If he goes down, at least he goes down swinging. He went to Germany to get the same platelet-rich plasma procedure that Kobe Bryant had last season.

Many still doubted whether Brandon Roy could be the same scoring threat he was before. Nobody really took a chance, except for the Minnesota Timberwolves. This was the perfect team for Brandon─ small-market and a struggling franchise. It’s not the same team like Miami and Los Angeles, since there is limited global attention. Roy wanted to be in a team like the way he went into the NBA, no fanfare, no media circus.

When everybody is preparing for the off season, Brandon Roy has already set his mind when the season starts. This time he will be more careful in choosing his battles. But most of all this time is not all about winning… Brandon wants redemption more than anything else.

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