Brandon Roy Wants Ronny Turiaf

Busta BucketCorrespondent IJune 9, 2009

HOUSTON - APRIL 26:  Guard Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers during play against the Houston Rockets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 26, 2009 in Houston, Texas. 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

According to Wheels At Work, Brandon Roy would like to have Ronny Turiaf as Portland's back-up power forward. This of course is not big news per seโ€”it really means nothing, since Brandon isn't likely to affect Kevin Pritchard's decision making to a major extent.

But for us at Bust a Bucket, guys who graduated from Gonzaga, we, of course, think that Brandon is right on the money.

If you've ever watched Ronny play, you know he's a very unselfish player. He has a knack for hitting the boards and can score off the pick and roll, shoot the J and even make his free throws.

Turiaf's major attribute for any NBA team is toughness. As our back-up power forward he'd provide a nice change of pace for the Blazers. Last year, when Frye came in the game I always just considered it LaMarcus lite.

But with Turiaf our bench would be tougher, more physical, and overall better balanced.

I don't think we'll get Turiaf, but the bottom line is a guy in his mold would be phenominal. Of course we also still need to figure out the small forward and point guard situations.

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