PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 23: Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers runs down court after making a shot to overcome a 23 point deficit to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 84-82 in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2011 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported yesterday that the Golden State Warriors are one of five finalists for former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy.
Of course, the Warriors' "in" with Roy is that current GM Bob Myers was formerly his agent. But one thing Wojnarowski reported that might end up playing a significant role in Roy's ultimate decision is the length of his contract.
After leaving the NBA at the start of last season because of chronic knee problems, Roy has recovered after undergoing the platelet-rich plasma therapy procedure that Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant had in Germany last year. Some teams pursuing Roy privately say they’re willing to offer a contract for longer than one season, despite his knee issues, league sources said.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly the first team willing to offer Roy a contract longer than one season and were expected to make a two-year offer.
The question for the Warriors - who only have a MLE and arguably need depth in the post more than they need it on the wing - is whether they're willing to commit to yet another player whose performance-level will be uncertain this season due to a difficult injury history.
Poll originally posted on Lacob2013's fan post.
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Should the Warriors roll the dice on Brandon Roy with our MLE or a back up point guard without the injury concerns?
Bring Roy to the Bay! (1042 votes)
Sign a backup PG without the injury concerns (449 votes)
1491 total votes