As Brandon Roy prepares to make an NBA comeback, rumors surrounding the former Trail Blazer have begun to heat up. Last week we heard that new Warriors GM Bob Myers would "absolutely" call Roy to express interest, and yesterday a report suggested that the Timberwolves were preparing a two-year offer for the 27-year-old. We can add at least three more potential suitors to the mix, as Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Bulls, Mavericks, and Pacers have serious interest in Roy.
The Trail Blazers used their amnesty provision on Roy in December, so while Portland continues to pay his previous contract, Roy is ineligible to re-sign with the Blazers until 2015/16. Since Roy is still receiving pay checks from Portland, including a $16.46MM salary in 2012/13, he doesn't necessarily have to seek out the largest offer when he signs a new deal this summer. However, according to Wojnarowski, a number of clubs are willing to commit their full mid-level exception to Roy.
Roy, who underwent the same platelet rich plasma therapy procedure that Kobe Bryant had last year, has yet to start narrowing his list of potential options, says Wojnarowski. After Thursday's drafts, when teams have a better idea of positional needs, the list of suitors could grow. If he's healthy, Roy could provide a huge boost to a team in need of scoring — in 321 games over his five-year NBA career, the former sixth overall pick averaged 19.0 points per contest.