Portland Trailblazers blogger Q reports that according to an ESPN report Brandon Roy is set to retire, possibly as early as this Friday. He speculates that reports that the team would use their Amnesty Clause on him are now off the table, and that Brandon Roy’s degenerative knees are forcing him out of the game.
Q reports Greg Oden is returning to the Portland Trail Blazers sometime in 2012. The center who is a free agent will reportedly sign a one-year offer with the Blazers. He turns 24 in January, and will be paid $8.9 million this season. He missed all of last season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee on Nov. 19. Greg Oden hopes to join Brandon Roy et al in late January or early February.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the most sought after players for the 2011/12 Blazers via NBA Free Agency. On the list. Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy, Nolan Smith, Spencer Hawes, Kwame Brown, Jeff Pendergraph, Glen Davis, Chuck Hayes and Carl Landry for starters. Jason Richardson could be a good fit too.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports on the possibilities of center Greg Oden leaving via free agency for the Miami Heat in 2011/12. He is the former #1 pick that reminds Portland fans of Sam Bowie, but he has the tools to be a great player. Miami’s GM Pat Riley has shown he can make impossible deals. Time will tell.
Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green points out the NBA is a business, everyone knows that more so nowadays with this lockout situation. It seems like the Blazers may not keep Brandon Roy heading into the 2011/12 NBA season. Reports that the team will use their Amnesty Clause on him. Over Greg Oden?
In NBA news Brandon Roy and his Portland Trailblazers 2012 NBA Championship futures betting odds are 30 to 1 to win the NBA title. This ties them with the New York Knicks for 10th-best, behind the Miami Heat, L.A. Lakers, Chicago Bulls, OKC Thunder, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and more. Could we see them add Dwight Howard, OR Kevin Garnett, OR Chris Paul via Free agency?