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  1. #1
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    Blazers to Ask Brandon Roy To Retire to save Money??

    The Portland Trail Blazers may ask Brandon Roy, a well-paid All-Star guard who has suffered multiple serious knee injuries in the past year, to retire, according to a column by John Canzano of The Oregonian. Canzano reports that Blazers management, led by owner Paul Allen, want to find a way to cut bait with Roy, feared to become an anchor.

    Canzano does not, however, cite any sources.

    Roy had double knee surgery at midseason, and struggled upon his return late in the regular season. He did have a magnificent playoff performance in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks, scoring 18 points and leading the Blazers to a boisterous, shocking comeback win. But overall, he struggled in the series. Before that breakout, he'd fallen behind Rudy Fernandez and Patty Mills in the guard rotation.

    Roy's due another $68.7 million over four years, a hefty pricetag if the guard can't get back to an All-Star level. Canzano suggests the Blazers could push Roy to retire, giving up all of that money and sitting out for a year, then returning to the NBA. As Canzano notes, that is a completely bonkers idea. There's almost no conceivable way that would happen. The other option is a medical retirement, in which a league-appointed doctor would have to determine Roy was no longer fit to play. Roy would still get paid every dime, but his salary would come off the Blazers' books, allowing them to make moves and avoid luxury tax.

    But in that scenario, Roy would be forced to sit out a year. The Blazers tried to medically retire Darius Miles a couple years ago, but Miles came back on a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies to void the cap savings for Portland.

    Whatever the case, if Portland is looking for a way out from under Roy, it's going to be one crazy summer. For more on Portland, visit Blazer's Edge.
    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/5/2...-trail-blazers


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    Thats kinda sad. He was a top 3 sg in this league before all the injury.
    Stay Humble

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    dam thas messed up and he balled in the playoffs

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    He would be great in Chicago but his contract stinks...

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    69 mil over four years.... damn...

    trade him to the Suns and pay for 50% of his contract. can they do that?

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    Sad to see especially to such a good player and person.

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    I think this is sad that management would even say this. You really think he is going to give up that much money if he can't play anymore?
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    LOL, they can ask but I doubt he will turn down his remaining 70 million.

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    Portland tried this stuff with Darius Miles and it blew up in their face. If they try to jerk Roy they are just setting themselves up as the team that no free agent will want to go to.

    They made the deal, so live with it. Roy technically shouldn't even have been playing he wasn't healthy, but he did his thing in the playoffs. Disloyal jerks.....

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    I feel really bad for Roy. He was awesome before the injury and even showed flashes in the playoffs this year. I can't imagine he wants to just hang it up, but I think he would like to help the team out if possible. It just sucks when injuries wipe out a player's career like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    I think this is sad that management would even say this. You really think he is going to give up that much money if he can't play anymore?


    Foreal like he's just going to say "you know what guys you're right. Im sorry about all this, here just keep the over $60million you guys owe me and we'll just call it square."

    Yeah right! I would Eddie Curry them all the way to the bank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Starks View Post
    Portland tried this stuff with Darius Miles and it blew up in their face. If they try to jerk Roy they are just setting themselves up as the team that no free agent will want to go to.

    They made the deal, so live with it. Roy technically shouldn't even have been playing he wasn't healthy, but he did his thing in the playoffs. Disloyal jerks.....
    boom

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    I am curious what these guys do in practice? It seems like everyone on the team suffers an injury.
    Roy doesnt deserve to retire after being in the league less than 5 years and being an all star. The guy has passion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade_County View Post
    LOL, they can ask but I doubt he will turn down his remaining 70 million.
    I'm not agreeing with it but if he medically retires he still gets every penny, it just comes off of the Blazers books and he has to sit out a year.

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    no chance b roy leaves all that money on table. if i were him id sit on the bench for four years and collect every penny.

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