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Can Magic Procedure On Brandon Roy Save the Orlando Magic?

NBA.com is reporting Brandon Roy is undergoing platelet procedures to restore his knees and is contemplating a comeback to the NBA. Could he be just the combo guard the Magic need?

Mouse Town's gotta be a little gun-shy when it comes to players with career ending injuries, but with Roy's max contract already amnestied we could sign him for a reasonable price. He fills a need for a go-to scorer (even if it's in a James Harden-type role with the second unit), can run the offense, has all the leadership folks suspect Howard lacks, and may bring enough star power to convince Dwight we're building something here. Best part is Hennigan won't have to pay Roy franchise money, while he may still be able to bring it. It's just the kind of low-risk-high-reward-hail-Mary the Magic need to fall into their lap to get out of this salary cap mess with our star player still on the team.

It's been encouraging to see Hennigan coming in and cleaning house. I'm excited to see what he brings in terms of GM talent. But there's no magic wand to fix the salary-to-talent ratio we have. Ironically, Howard's the only asset we can give up to set this team on a path to prosperity. I don't see how we become contenders with him on the team. Unless, a magical procedure, a star who's already getting max money on someone else's dime, and a saavy GM trying to make a name for himself can turn this into the right opportunity at just the right time.

Maybe we can think of it as karma for Hill and Arenas, or maybe it's some fairy dust sprinkled on us from the Magic Kingdom.

Twenty-Eight is getting long in the tooth for a guard with no knees, but athleticism was never what made him great. Just needs to be able to play without further injury. If he had a second career a la Grant Hill I wouldn't be mad at the signing.

Curious if anybody sees a workable deal for Roy and if anybody thinks he's worth the gamble.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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