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Report: Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy to retire

RoyThree-time all-star guard Brandon Roy will reportedly retire because of knee injuries.

Yahoo! reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted Friday: "Portland's Brandon Roy has been diagnosed with a "career-ending [knee] injury," league source confirms to Y! Sports. "He's done."

Wojnarowski added: "Under league provisions, Roy will get paid the term of his contract and his salary will come off Blazers cap after one full season away."

Roy is owed $64 million over the next four seasons.

Roy, who has played his entire five-season career in Portland, has had multiple surgeries for degenerative knee damage.

He has a career average of 19 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Last season marked his lowest output (12.2 points, 2.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game.)

News of the 27-year-old's retirement has disappointed many people, including Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. 

James tweeted Friday: "Please say it ain't so. Brandon Roy retiring. Losing one of the best 2 guards in the league before he's ready to go. So unfortunate man! SMH"


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Photo: Brandon Roy. Credit: Jennifer Stewart / U.S. Presswire.

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