Sean Deveney of The Sporting News Reports …
Brandon Roy and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to and five-year contract that could be worth more than $85 million. Roy’s agent, Bob Myers, confirmed that Roy has agreed in principal to an NBA maximum deal. The contract is the largest in the history of the Trail Blazers franchise.
The New York Knicks are still sitting tight in the free agent market. So far there has been no movement from the Knicks who are considering three point guards options. Ramon Sessions, Jason Williams and Jamaal Tinsley are the group with the Kincks likely to make an offer to Sessions – a young PG they could carry into the 2010 free agency period. ESPN.com also reported that the Knicks are also interested in SG Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse missed all but 10 games last season due to injury.
The Toronto Raptors may need to wear name tags for practice with all the new faces. The priority of the Raptors this off season has been to increase their team’s depth at every position. The Raptors have added seven players in SF Hedo Turkoglu, PG Jarrett Jack, SF DeMar DeRozan, SG Marco Bellinelli, G/F Antoine Wright, PF Reggie Evans and C Rasho Nesterovic. Each will add key NBA experience and depth to the Raptors roster.
The LA Clippers look to become the fourth team of the last five that have had the number one pick in the draft to make the NBA Playoffs the next season. The only team that did not, the Portland Trail Blazers, did not have the services of their number one pick (C Greg Oden) the season following his selection. This past season, with Oden, the Blazers made the playoffs.