Although Golden State may beat them to it, the Wizards should bring Brandon Roy in for a tryout. The former Portland All-Star is making a comeback and the Warriors have expressed interest.
Still only 27 years old, the shooting guard retired from the Trail Blazers due to chronic knee problems. One knee is so bad it has virtually no cartilage remaining, but Roy has looked great in workouts.
Why should the Wizards be interested? Roy will come fairly cheap and no compensation to Portland will be required. While the Wizards have added veteran leadership in the front court with Nene and now Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor, as it stands now, the backcourt will be the youngest in NBA history.
John Wall 21, Jordan Crawford 23, Shelvin Mack 22, Bradley Beal 18, John Jenkins 21.
Now obviously, I am projecting Beal and Jenkins to be selected in Thursday's draft, but you get the picture. Roy would provide veteran leadership in the backcourt and would be a great role model for the young guards. I can even see Roy starting the first and third quarters and giving the team a solid 7-8 minutes. Roy would also be good to have around in crunch time.
Just a thought.
Tom Blaz Is Co-Owner of DC PRO & The Recruiting Eagle focusing on Auburn University Athletics.