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      Timberwolves waive Brandon Roy, career likely over

      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.
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