Found June 18, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
Free agency opens up at midnight on July 1.  It appears that it is going to be filled with a lot of two types of players; restricted free agents who might actually be able to join a new team and shooters.  There are going to be lots of shooters.  As CBS Sports' Matt Moore writes, Blazers guard Jamal Crawford and 76ers guard Lou Williams are both set to join the free agent class of 2012. "Crawford stated his intentions in an interview with Seattle television station KING (via Portland radio station KXL). 'I'm a free agent, so I'm excited about what's there moving forward,' Crawford said when asked about his future. 'There will be a lot of teams out there with a lot of interest. I'll sit back after July (free agency begins July 1) and see what happens.'" Crawford is coming off a disastrous season for both himself and the Portland Trailblazers, but he can still fill it up so there is a decent chance his value hasn't changed much...

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Brandon Roy eyes NBA comeback

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He’s baaaaaack! After a one season retirement, Brandon Roy has announced that he plans to play in the NBA this upcoming season. It’s always tough for players to stay away from the game, especially someone as good as Roy. Not to mention, he retired on a pretty bad note, citing knee problems as the cause. When he was healthy, I believe Roy was arguably the second best shooting...
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