Found December 15, 2011 on RealGM:
The Portland Trail Blazers have requested waivers on guard Brandon Roy and designated him as the team's amnesty player.

Trail Blazers use amnesty on injured G Roy

Brandon Roy's career officially came to an end Thursday after the Portland Trail Blazers used their amnesty provision on the injured guard.Roy told the Trail Blazers he was retiring with what doctors have called a career-ending knee injury. The 27-year-old will earn the balance remaining on his contract and will be placed on waivers, which he's expected to clear.The 2007...

Trail Blazers share Brandon Roy memories (video)

Many say they'll remember Roy as one of the best shooting guards in the league, and they'll never forget his Game 4 playoff performance against Dallas.

Brandon Roy says he knew it was just a matter of time: 'I have to think about my family'

The former Blazers franchise cornerstone is still coming to terms with the abrupt end of his storied career.

Blazers to formally amnesty Brandon Roy as he leaves game

Brandon Roy is walking away from the game… which makes us sad. But he’s doing it while he can still walk, which is understandable. How Roy’s retirement is formally going down is that the Blazers will amnesty him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo. The reason is they need to get his salary of the books…

Friday morning one liners (so long Brandon Roy)

Our morning look around the NBA with stories worth reading and notes that are not their own post here at PBT. If you read one thing today, make it the BlazersEdge look back at the career of Brandon Roy. This is spectacular stuff from Ben Golliver. In case you missed it, PBT previewed all 30 NBA…

Friday Bullets

Oregonian beat writer Jason Quick on Brandon Roy: "I'm not ashamed to admit this. At the end of our interview, I told Brandon I love him." Here's that moving interview, where Roy admits that the first time he made the All-Star team he ran around his house screaming "I'm an All-Star!" Also worth reading through this unbelievable outpouring of Roy love...

Blazers Use Amnesty On Brandon Roy

Portland had to use their amnesty waiver on Brandon Roy in order to sign Jamal Crawford to the mid-level exception.

Trail Blazers welcome Jamal Crawford, part with Brandon Roy in bittersweet exchange

I just feel what we have here and the future of the players we have here can be a great thing," Crawford says. "And the fans -- they have been unbelievable."

Greg Oden’s 2011-2012 Team Photo Proves That He Is Officially Back!

… So what if the Blazers just lost Brandon Roy to early retirement? Greg Oden is Back baby! PS I seriously don’t think you could come up with a picture that encapsulates a player’s career more than this one. Maybe if you had Maurice Clarrett inside one of those oversized 10 foot Martini glasses, but that’s it.

Are the Blazers done?

Hey all if you want more a more in depth look at the numbers beyond this article I suggest you check out our Wins Produced numbers. If you want to know how they work check out our tutorial. If you need even more data fun I suggest you check out Patrick’s Player Comparison Engine or Basketball-Reference’s Player Comparison Finder. Last season a last minute save from Michael Jordan...

2011-12 Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

2010-11 record: 48-34 Head Coach: Nate McMillan Key Departures: Brandon Roy, Greg Oden (out for season), Rudy Fernandez, Andre Miller Key Additions: Nolan Smith, Raymond Felton Best-Case Scenario: The Blazers somehow find a way to once again overcome a slew of injuries and use their depth to be a mid-level playoff team in the Western…
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