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2011 NBA Free Agents: Could Brandon Roy Become a Golden State Warrior?

The Portland Trailblazers have apparently decided that they will waive Brandon Roy using the NBA amnesty clause, leaving lots of speculation as to where the talented but oft injured guard will be playing during the 2011-2012 season. Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times noted that the Golden State Warriors could be a good fit for both him and the team.

Roy, a Seattle native, would prefer to stay on the West Coast according to Thompson, and that he would like to play for Golden State. Aside from the geography of the decision, Roy's former agent is Bob Myers, currently an assistant General Manager for the Warriors, another possible selling point for Roy.  

Looking at the W's squad a big man would be the glaring weakness that stands out first, but the need of a veteran guard with gas left in his tank would also be a big help to Mark Jackson's squad moving forward. Roy's leadership would mean a lot to the W's young locker room, as well as not having the pressure of playing to his former All-Star level with Steph Curry and Monta Ellis still on their way up. 

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