PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Trail Blazers will not discuss reports that All-Star guard Brandon Roy plans to seek medical retirement because of his knees.
Roy’s agent also did not respond to a request for comment on any retirement plans, first reported by ESPN.com early Friday.
Roy, a five-year veteran who helped the team shed its “Jail Blazers” reputation, has been dogged by knee injuries and surgeries. He has said he lacks cartilage between the bones in both knees.
The reports contradict statements made on Monday during a news conference with Blazers President Larry Miller, coach Nate McMillan and acting general manager Chad Buchanan. Roy had met with team officials earlier in the day and said he felt good and was ready to help the team in any way he could.
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