Brandon Roy down to five teams in comeback

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Brandon Roy is going to be making a comeback next season. Wise or not. It’s happening.

The only question is where? We’re down to five finalists, according to Adrian Wojnarowski on Yahoo.

The Timberwolves are one of five finalists for Roy, including the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Golden State Warriors.

Meetings with the teams started over the weekend. Minnesota is reportedly offering two years.

It makes sense that teams are willing to role the dice on him and in each case above there is some real logic to the gamble — the Bulls need scoring while Derrick Rose is out injured, Dallas needs back court help (even if they get Deron Williams or Steve Nash), the Warriors need to shake things up. The Timberwolves could use more talent on the roster.

I think the Pacers may be the best fit. They are a deep team on the edge of being very good that just needs a two guard and more offensive weapons. Roy can bring that and take them to the next level.

Well, he can if he’s healthy. The gamble with Roy is simply that he left the league with a chronic knee injury and a year off and treatment may have him feeling good now but what about the All-Star Game? What about the start of the playoffs?

And what kind of contract do you give him with that concern out there?