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The Portland Trail Blazers will not use the amnesty clause on All-Star guard Brandon Roy.
Blazers team president told the Oregonian late Monday that "we expect Brandon to be a part of this team when the season starts."
Roy, who has $63 million remaining on his contract, has had multiple operations that have left him without cartilage in both knees.
A three-time All-Star, Roy was limited by knee problems that required surgery last season. He played shortened minutes and averaged 12.2 points and 2.7 assists in 27.9 minutes, the lowest totals of his five-year career
The amnesty clause would allow teams to cut one player without having his salary count against the team's cap. In Roy's case, using the amnesty clause on him would save the team from paying $15 million in luxury tax.
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The Portland Trail Blazers expect guard Brandon Roy to be ready for training camp.
Roy, who had trouble last season with both of his knees, met with team executives to discuss his future. He told them he felt great and was ready to help the in any way he could.
There have been reports that the Blazers planned to use an amnesty clause in the league's new labor agreement to waive...
Team officials, after meeting with Roy, say they expect Roy to be with the team when training came starts Friday.
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Last time I mentioned the current state of Brandon Roy and the Portland Trailblazers on these blogwaves it appeared an epic run together, that once looked as promising as any in the Association, was coming to a close.
There were reports of Portland's plans to use the Amnesty Clause on Roy immediately, not even bringing him into the facility for training camp, and the heroic...
Brandon Roy is going to get one more shot. The player who has four years, $68 million left on his max contract and no cartilage left in his knees will not have the amnesty clause used on him yet, he will play Portland again this season, reports Ben Goliver at Blazers Edge. Roy and Blazers…
Good news for all you die hard Portland Trail Blazers fans. Brandon Roy, walking or not, seems to be safe to remain with the team this year.
Short of his legs falling off, the Blazers sound like they are not going to use the “amnesty clause” on Roy.
That is a big risk if you ask me because waiving Roy would save owner Paul Allen more than $15 million in luxury tax this season...
The Portland Trail Blazers expect guard Brandon Roy to be ready for training camp. Roy, who had trouble last season with both of his knees, met with team executives to discuss his future. He told them he felt great and was ready to help the in any way he could. There have been reports that the Blazers planned to use an amnesty clause in the league's new labor agreement to waive...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers expect guard Brandon Roy to be ready for training camp.
You may have seen this on Twitter last night after it broke, but it appears as if the Portland Trail Blazers will not be using their Amnesty Clause out on Brandon Roy. This can be seen as somewhat of a surprise move, considering that as last as last week, all signs pointed to Roy’s days [...]
Nate McMillan will consider starting Brandon Roy.
Jason Quick of The Oregonian: Barring an injury setback before the season starts, the Trail Blazers will not use the "amnesty clause" on Brandon Roy this season, team president Larry Miller told The Oregonian late Monday evening. "Our plan right now is not to use the amnesty," Miller said. "We expect Brandon to be a part of this team when the season starts...