Roy’s injuries are the obvious issue, but his locker room presence must also be assessed. When his body started breaking down during his time with the Portland Trailblazers, then head coach Nate McMillan pondered the idea of brining Roy off the bench because of his reduced athleticism
. Roy apparently took it as a slight (though he denied it had anything to do with ego). If the Bulls were to acquire him, would he demand Hamilton’s starting position in a vain attempt to prove he hasn’t lost his step? Would he be able to handle backing up a player six years his senior?
While Roy is an enticing prospect because of his production when he first came into the league, his physical and emotional baggage may prove to be too costly. And since the Bulls have had so many issues with injuries in the past, that cost is definitely one they cannot afford to gamble on.