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The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Brandon Roy to a two-year, $10.4 million dollar contract yesterday. The 27 year old 6'6" shooting guard was a former Rookie of the Year and 3-time NBA All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers, yet he announced his retirement following the Blazers' elimination from the NBA Playoffs at the hands of the eventual-champion Dallas Mavericks in 2011, due to ailing knees. He did, however, drop 18 points in the fourth quarter of a Game 4 Blazers comeback in that series. Now, he will get a new start in his NBA career, with the team that initially drafted him in 2007, the Timberwolves. He will join a team that features rookie point guard sensation Ricky Rubio and All-Star forward/center Kevin Love. What kind of impact will the signing of this former All-Star guard have on a team that has been a Western Conference bottom-feeder ever since they lost Kevin Garnett? I think if Roy can stay healthy, he will help lead the Timberwolves to the playoffs. The story of his return kind of reminds me of when Michael Redd returned to basketball with the Phoenix Suns. It will be interesting to see him in the same backcourt as Ricky Rubio. When he was in Portland, he never had a young point guard like he does now in Minnesota (veteran Andre Miller was the starting PG on the 2011 Timberwolves team). Also, I think he will compliment Kevin Love. When Love gets double-teamed in the low post, he can dish it out to Roy on the perimeter. What does everyone else think?