MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was introduced Tuesday as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Roy played five seasons for the Blazers, winning the honor of NBA Rookie of the Year in 2007, and helped the team make the playoffs three of those seasons.

He was drafted originally by the Timberwolves, but was traded to the Blazers

He announced his medical retirement in December, 2011 due to a lack of cartilage in his knees. But he has since announced his condition was improving and he expects to make a comeback.

Roy agreed to a two-year deal with the Timberwolves earlier this month.

Brandon's talent, experience and leadership will be helpful to our young team, Timberwolves spokesman David Kahn said Tuesday. We're confident in his ability to return to play at a high level and we look forward to him continuing his career in a Timberwolves uniform.

Background: Brandon Roy to sign a two-year deal with Minnesota

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