Thompson: Warriors Interested In Brandon Roy If Blazers Use Amnesty Clause

Marcus Thompson of the ContraCostaTimes.com writes that the Golden State Warriors might be interested in Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy if the team decides to use the Amnesty Clause on him, as has been rumored in recent days.

The Warriors are willing to use what he has for the right price. They view him as a good locker room presence (which is what they need for rookie Klay Thompson), someone with good size and a great skillset, and another option for late in games. With Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry in tow, the Warriors have the luxury of not needing Roy to be the All-Star he once was. If he is willing to come off the bench and play more of a complimentary role, the Warriors would probably make an offer (depending on how things go with their other targets).

I'm told the Seattle native he would prefer to stay on the West Coast, and he would like to play for the Warriors. It needs to be pointed out that Roy's former agent, Bob Myers, is now the assistant GM for the Warriors.

Thompson wrote about the interest a few days ago too.

One of the sources also said the Warriors -- who have nine players under contract, plus three rookie draft picks and restricted free agent swingman Reggie Williams -- will pay close attention to players waived via amnesty around the league. Golden State would jump after some of the names being floated in the rumor mill, such as Portland's Brandon Roy, for a cheap price.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were also recently mentioned as a team with interest in Roy's services.

Update: Chris Broussard of ESPN.com writes...

Bulls' dream (sources say) & Heat's nightmare is for Chi to get Brandon Roy after Blazers cut him w/ amnesty clause. But Bulls know Roy likely to be picked up first by a team with cap room.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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