Whether the Blazers amnesty Roy or not is obviously a big decision. We as Blazer fans know that. I've found myself agreeing with the articles I've read here recently: I agree that it makes no sense to wait one year to cut Roy but also found myself liking ebenc's thoughts on why we should set an example by keeping Roy that "We take care of our own." Powerful stuff.
Here's a thought, assuming that B-Roy is legitimately pondering retirement, why not retire his number and solidify his place in Blazer history as it should be. The fact is, B-Roy turn around our beloved organization with both his play and leadership (everyone remembers when he stood up to Zach Randolph..). It's truly sad what has happened to Roy; especially since he had all the potential in the world, but at this point it's obvious to any true Blazer fan that: shit happens, move on.
By putting Roy’s jersey in the rafters:
1) We would show class as an organization.
2) We would (hopefully) make his decision to retire that much more acceptable for him to justify to himself because it's undoubtedly a very tough decision: whether to walk away from the game he put his blood, sweat, and tears into or give it one last hurrah.
***Side note: even if Roy went to another team, I believe this is still a great gesture to make-- neither party wanted it to end this way.***