Report: Roy, Blazers near deal

Updated: August 5, 2009, 11:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Brandon Roy has become the face of the franchise, and the Portland Trail Blazers want to keep it that way.

Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Roy and the team are on the verge of agreeing to a long-term extension, The Oregonian reported on Tuesday.

"We've had very productive discussions recently and are optimistic we will reach a deal soon," Roy's agent, Bob Myers said, according to the newspaper.

According to the report, Roy has been seeking a four-year ...

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