http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/28/report-blazers-expected-to-use-amnesty-clause-on-roy/Is it time for the Portland Trail Blazers to cut bait with Brandon Roy?
It looks like they are, according to a tweet from John Canzano, radio and television personality in the area.
Blazers appear ready to exercise amnesty on Brandon Roy…. Hoping they take a longer look at him before they do it.
Roy has four years, $68 million left on his contract — which was not a bad deal at the time, he was one of the top guards in the game and is still just 27. But there is no cartlidge left in his knee — it’s bone-on-bone — which is why he played just 47 games last season and can’t be counted on to do the heavy lifting any more.
Still, should the Blazers take a longer look at him, bring him into training camp as Canzano suggested? On one hand it can’t hurt. The thing is, Roy may look good in camp after a summer of treatment and rest. The real question is how his knee feels in February, in April and through the playoffs. Last year he gave us one brilliant playoff game, but is that enough?