Brandon Roy will sign with Timberwolves

Brandon Roy is headed back to the NBA.

Roy, who starred for the Trail Blazers for five seasons before knee injuries forced him to walk away from the game, has verbally agreed to sign a with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to his agent, Greg Lawrence.

The deal is for two years and around $10.4 million, according to Lawrence.

“He’s excited,” Lawrence said. “He looks good. It’s a fresh start.”

One of the most popular and decorated players in franchise history, Roy left the Blazers in December 2011 when team doctors determined his degenerative knees presented a risk for his long-term well being. The team used an amnesty clause to release him, which wiped the final four years and estimated $68 million owed to him off the Blazers’ salary cap books.

– Reported by Jason Quick of theĀ Oregonian