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I have no idea if Nene is a good deal at $13 million or not. But I know that teams that wait for bargain big men with size and skill wait forever, and that teams without decent big men don't contend.
Sounds like the Blazers plan to assess Brandon Roy's health in training camp before making decisions about amnesty.
Lamar Odom on the trading block?
I'm glad that's settled. Turns out Shaquille O'Neal's tiny wife can, in fact, carry him on her back.
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Blazers president Larry Miller took on all questions and talked a lot at a Wednesday press conference. But like a good politican, he didn’t really say much. The Blazers are a team at a crossroads. What are they going to do with Brandon Roy? Greg Oden? When are they going to get a permanent general…
Do not underestimate the love of the Blazers fan base for Brandon Roy, or how that could weight into plans to use the amnesty clause on him. Carlos Boozer thinks the Chicago Bulls can win an NBA title. This year. How desperate are the Knicks for a big man to take a one year deal?…
The Trail Blazers have not made any decisions on using the amnesty provision to waive Brandon Roy.
Team president Larry Miller, in a packed news conference at the Rose Garden on Wednesday, was adamant a that column by The Oregonian’s John Canzano — which quoted a source saying Portland had decided to waive Roy — was [...]
On the Oregonian's website, Jason Quick writes:
If the Blazers waive Roy, it will put them under the luxury tax threshold, likely saving owner Paul Allen more than $25 million in taxes this season.
I was all set to write a post about no matter how much you like Brandon Roy, nobody can afford any NBA player with that kind of surcharge.
But I ran the numbers by Larry Coon who...
Blazers president Larry Miller adamantly denied a report that they will use the amnesty clause on Brandon Roy.
Portland Trail Blazers fans discuss the fate of Brandon Roy as a decision about the amnesty clause looms.