One of the most intriguing names on the 2012 free agency market is one very familiar to Dallas Mavericks fans: former Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy.
Roy's nearly-miraculous comeback over Dallas in Game 4 of their first-round series last year helped fuel the Mavericks run to their first NBA title, but the Portland guard was forced to take a medical retirement due to problems in his arthroscopically-repaired knees.
However, the three-time All Star, once considered one of the NBA's rising stars, is now reportedly planning a comeback. Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Dallas is one of several teams interested:
As ex-Portland Trail Blazer Brandon Roy plans his comeback to the NBA, the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves have emerged as serious suitors to sign the former All-Star guard, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Roy averaged 12 points on 40% shooting in his final season in the NBA, and even if he never regains the lift in his legs, his size and skill at 6'6 215 should enable him to be an effective role player in an NBA rotation.
But, like many of the free agents Dallas could be interested in over the next few months, he'll need to wait on the resolution of the Deron Williams sweepstakes before the Mavericks can do much of anything.
For all the latest news and notes on the Mavericks free agency plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas story-stream as well as Mavs Moneyball.