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Eggers: Chad Buchanan Says Blazers Could Add 2 New Players

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Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune reports that Portland Trail Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan says the team could look to add two additional players if the team uses the amnesty clause to waive guard Brandon Roy. ----------------------------------- Portland’s management team has presented a recommendation to owner Paul Allen in regard to Brandon Roy’s contract situation.The Blazers will either provide for medical retirement or will use the NBA’s new amnesty clause on the former guard, who announced last week that his career is over due to knee problems. If Roy is waived and the amnesty provision employed, the Blazers would be under the luxury tax and would have access to the bi-annual exception at two years and $3.9 million. "We’re looking at all options, trying to be prepared with whatever direction we go" on Roy, Buchanan said. "If we end up using amnesty (with Roy), we’d look at signing two players. Our biggest need is a front-court player, but we have a need in the backcourt as well. We have two holes to try to plug." ----------------------------------- Earlier, Jason Quick of The Oregonian reported that a Disabled Player Exception could be in play too. Hat tip to Timmay! in the FanShots. -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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