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Buchanan said late Friday that the team was exploring its options concerning both a formal medical retirement and amnesty for Roy, who signed a five-year maximum contract with the team in 2009. The clause would allow the team to waive Roy without having his salary count against the cap and luxury tax.
"We're somewhat in the infant stages of going through that process and getting that started," Buchanan said. "But [we're] very supportive of Brandon in all of this. It's a very difficult decision as you can imagine."
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In last season's first-round playoff series against the eventual NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, Roy shook off the pain and led Portland to a stunning 84-82 comeback victory in Game 4. He scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter as the Blazers erased a 23-point deficit.
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