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Warriors interested in bringing in Brandon Roy

Jun 22, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

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Brandon Roy wants to return to the NBA.

Golden State wants him.

The Warriors GM confirmed that to Matt Steinmetz of

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said on Friday morning that the team has interest in former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy, who has made it clear that he will try to play in 2012-13…

“I told (Roy) when he was amnesty-ed (by Portland) … ‘I hope this isn’t it for you. Make sure this isn’t it. He’s said publicly he wants to come back, so I’ll start to talk to him. It depends how everything goes for us and what his expectations are and all of that. But absolutely I’ll talk to him.”

Roy and Stephen Curry would make an interesting and potentially dangerous back court. Roy is a combo guard but a guy who is a floor general and might blend better with Curry than Monta Ellis did. Combine that backcourt with Andrew Bogut and David Lee up front and you might have something interesting.

The question with 27-year-old former All-Star isn’t can he still play, it’s how long will his knees let him play? He has almost no cartilage left in his knee and the pain from all the running in the NBA eventually slowed him down and had him thinking retirement. He’s been working on a comeback for months now and has reportedly looked good in workouts. That said, the question is now will he be doing after 40 games next season? Or 70?

If the price is right, it might be worth the risk for Golden State.

  1. icewinna0 - Jun 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    I would deffinately take a chance on this guy. Even though he’s had big injury problems, he works very hard to play and was one of the clutches players in the league. GS has alot of guards but adding Brandon Roy could maybe get them in the playoffs if mark Jackson gets these guys to play d. Roy is a warrior on the basketball floor and it would fitting to go to the Warriors. They also have a similar situation with Bogut trying to get healthy and back to elite level

  2. dzsham - Jun 22, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    more like the golden state wounded warriors

  3. dzsham - Jun 22, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    seriously though, the team should be sponsored by the red cross.

  4. lmoneyfresh - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    I want to see the Bulls take a flier on this guy. If he can play 15 mpg, he would end up being huge for that team. Bulls still need a legit scorer on the wing and Roy is capable, if healthy. He would be a pretty good compliment for Rose when he makes it back and could help him ease back into the offense without as much pressure to perform right away.

    • stayhigh_247 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:06 AM

      I hear you but Chicago is a defense first team and if he has a bum knee how much can he really give them on both ends. With a rehabbing D Rose the Bulls need someone in good health. I dont think Gar/Pax would take a chance on this guy. They feel like they should have been playing OKC in the finals, whereas Golden State is practically in rebuild mode so they can take more risks. Chicago needs to trade up in the draft and get a combo guard.

      • cosanostra71 - Jun 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM

        It really depends on how healthy he is. He was a good (not great but still good) defender in his healthy prime, if he can prove he is healthy they should at least give him a look.

      • lmoneyfresh - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:03 AM

        My thing with the bulls though is they have more than enough defense. Their lack of offense is what kills them, and Roy could help that. Plus its not like he’s awful on D and I’m sure, physical limitations aside, Thibs could get him to play some D. I’m not saying he’d be a perfect fit, but if he signed for a reasonable amount and came off the bench for instant offense, he could be a good fit. I like the idea of Rip/Roy at the 2.

  5. kwf1224 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    If the Warriors would get him, that would be a huge mistake.

  6. stayhigh_247 - Jun 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    players get injured and or their bodies fail them all the time in sports, but this guy had all the tools to be a perennial all star, won’t happen now but if he can still play it makes sense to give him the league minimum and see what happens. But with Bogut and Curry both injury prone will they have enough to make it to the finishline?

  7. matthewcarlson1 - Jun 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    All i can think about is Brandon Roy’s knees scraping bone on bone.. id just be done if i was him.

  8. knightrider1755 - Jun 23, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Not so fast! Is this the same Brandon Roy who retired from the Blazers last year because of a degenerative knee condition? At the time he retired it was reported that he had no cartilage in his knees between the bones i.e. that he was playing “bone on bone”. If that’s the case, how has he rectified that situation quickly enough to be able to come back and play in the NBA? Buyer beware. He is damaged goods.

    • badintent - Jun 24, 2012 at 3:18 AM

      He getting the “KOBE blood” treatment, red placenta cells, some stem cells, some HGH, vodka and ice, blend and inject. Don’t forget masking agent !! Can someone throw me $ 50,000 for same ?

  9. Kareem Azuma - Jun 24, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Reblogged this on Dubbedk's Blog and commented:
    This would be such a bold move. High risk, High rewards…

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