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NBA Free Agency 2012: Cavaliers Show Interest In Brandon Roy, According To Report

Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is an intriguing player on the NBA free agent market. After a severe knee injury forced his retirement from Portland, the former All-Star has rehabbed his knee and game to the point where he is ready to return to the NBA and several NBA teams are ready and willing to give him that chance.

According to the Associated Press, the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of those teams interested in talking to Roy about a spot on their rosters.

The Cavs are interested in the former Portland Trail Blazers star, who abruptly retired before last season because of chronic knee pain. A person familiar with Cleveland's interest told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have not spoken to the 27-year-old or set up a visit with him. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sides are only in preliminary discussions.

Roy has already met with a couple of NBA teams with Minnesota, Golden State, Chicago, Indiana and Dallas among the other teams preparing to talk to Roy about his return. The Cavs have about $20 million in cap space and will likely need to match or exceed the two-year contract offer Minnesota has already delivered to Roy.

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