Timberwolves waive Brandon Roy

Minnesota Timberwolves and former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy acknowledges a cheering crowd during a first-quarter time out at an NBA basketball game between the teams in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 2, 2013. Roy is currently on the injured/inactive list. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Minnesota Timberwolves and former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy acknowledges a cheering crowd during a first-quarter time out at an NBA basketball game between the teams in Portland, Ore., Saturday, March 2, 2013. Roy is currently on the injured/inactive list. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard Brandon Roy, likely bringing an end to an All-Star career that was shortened by knee problems.

The Timberwolves announced the move Friday. Roy retired before last season due to knee issues, then attempted a comeback with the Timberwolves this season after going through a procedure that gave him hope that the chronic pain in his knees would be reduced.

But after a promising training camp, Roy’s knee issues returned early in the regular season. He played just five games.

The second season of the two-year contract Roy signed with the Wolves was not guaranteed, making his release inevitable.

The 28-year-old Roy was a three-time All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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