Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers Confirms Interest in Brandon Roy
The Golden State Warriors have only made the playoffs once in the last 18 seasons. Leading up to the 2012 NBA draft, it goes without saying that they are looking to be active making improvements to their roster.
On Friday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers said that the team was looking into the possibility of adding former Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Brandon Roy to the roster, per Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group.
Warriors GM said he would "absolutely" talk to Brandon Roy about signing with GSW. Roy, Myers' former client, wants to return to NBA— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) June 22, 2012
Roy, 27, retired in December after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees, and the Trail Blazers used their amnesty clause on him shortly thereafter.
The three-time NBA All-Star has been attempting an NBA comeback ever since, and recently confirmed that he is planning to return this upcoming season.
Although the Warriors have Klay Thompson penciled in as their starting shooting guard, they have been rumored to be in the market for a veteran small forward, a position Roy has some experience playing in the past.
At the very least, the former University of Washington star could provide some depth on the wing at an affordable price.
Should the Warriors go after Brandon Roy?
There is also the fact that Myers used to be Roy's agent, which could ultimately play into the Warriors' hands.
As recently as the 2009-2010 season, Roy averaged 21.5 points, 4.7 assists and 4.4 rebounds on 47 percent shooting. Of course, no one is expecting him to put up All-Star caliber numbers again, but he has been around the league for a while and could be a valuable mentor for the youngsters on Golden State.
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