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June 5, 2006 at 5:31 PM

Bulls high on Roy?

The NBA Draft stew is starting to heat up as the pre-draft camp gets underway this week, and Brandon Roy continues to be right in the middle of them all.
Here’s a story from the Chicago Tribune Chicago that says Roy is atop the Bulls’ wish list of players they’d like to select with the No. 2 pick in the draft.
The writer, Sam Smith — he wrote the famous book “The Jordan Rules” a decade or so ago — also suggests that the Bulls and Sonics work out a deal that would bring Roy and another player to Seattle in exchange for Ray Allen.
Interesting speculation, but probably just that, speculation.
Further down in the story is a mention of Spencer Hawes as one of three underclassmen who could declare next year and make the 2007 draft “one of the best ever for big men.”
Such comments are a double-edged sword for Husky fans. It’s surely nice to hear people think so highly of Hawes, but it’s also a reminder that there is no guarantee he stays longer than one season at UW despite recent rumblings that he’s told Isaiah Thomas and others he plans to stay two years. If he has a great season and is assured of being a top five pick or so, he’ll have some tough decisions to make a year from now.
Here’s a Sporting News story that also has a small mention of Chicago’s apparent love for Roy with the No. 2 pick.
And here’s a story out of Charlotte that gives a little more detail about what happened with Roy’s workout with the Bobcats Friday. It reports that Roy will have another workout with Charlotte next week after the pre-draft camp.
Huskies add one more
In case you missed it, here’s our story on the decision by forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning to become a Husky.
Bryan-Amaning also said he had a great time on his trip to Seattle and felt he fit in well with the coaches and players — which I guess would seem obvious of a player who commits as his trip ends, but is still worth mentioning.
Also note the news on Tim Morris and Lorenzo Romar at the bottom of the story.
Romar was called by the Sacramento Kings, who wanted to gauge his interest in their coaching vacancy. Romar said he didn’t have any, and the talks ended almost as quickly as they had started, a further sign — if any was really needed — that Romar intends to stay here a long time.
He signed an eight-year contract extension in the spring of 2005 and told me once that he has no interest in coaching in the NBA, in part because having played in the league for roughly five years has quelled any curiosity he had about the NBA.
Here’s a story we published last March where Romar talked about his desire to stay at UW. Those comments are near the bottom of the article.

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