Brandon Roy will remain a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for at least the start of training camp, team management told the media on Monday. Blazer's Edge has the rundown. John Canzano of The Oregonian had reported earlier that the Blazers had already made the decision to use the amnesty clause on Roy to wipe his $64 million in salary over four years off of the team's cap sheet. But Blazers' management spoke with Roy and his agent, and said they are eager to see the two-time All-Star back on the court.
Portland coach Nate McMillan indicated that if Roy looks as good as he says he feels when camp open, he'd be the starting two-guard for the team, possibly pushing Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews or Gerald Wallace to the bench.
Roy has had three knee surgeries since April 2010. He played a limited role on the team last season, and struggled to fit in as the Blazers made a playoff run. He did have a miraculous playoff win against the Dallas Mavericks in the postseason, however.