The Minnesota Timberwolves introduced Brandon Roy this afternoon in a press conference watched and tweeted enthusiastically by Blazer fans a Wolves fans alike.
As soon as I get a free hour, or two, I’ll put some of my own thoughts together about what the beginning of the Brandon Roy Era in the Twin Cities means to me.
Until then, here are a couple of stories published today about Brandon’s unveiling and the resumption of his career.
- Alex Kennedy at Hoopsworld believes that the spotlight in Minnesota will fall on Brandon whether or not he can get back to the All-Star Level.
- Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune illuminates how Minnesota’s status as a team on the rise led to Brandon choosing the Wolves over every other suitor.
- Kurt Helin at Pro-Basketball Talk highlights Brandon’s statement that he never actually retired.
- Pioneer Press’s Marcus R. Fuller lets the world know Brandon will wear number three, his number that has been retired by the University of Washington, and not number seven, his number that now probably won’t be retired by the Trail Blazers.
- KGW with a terse bulletin, setting the stage for all of Portland to act like a scorned former significant other.