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2/16/11 1:29 AM
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EKPOGI
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sad coz Brandon Roy can ball.facking Portland got terrible doctors.hoping Brandon Roy goes to the Phoenix Suns who has voodoo and magic as their medical staff.

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22748484/27527812


The consulting surgeon for Brandon Roy says he may have only 1-2 years left in his career, even under the best case scenario.
Posted by Matt Moore

Portland fans are starting to get excited again. The team's on a winning streak, have pulled into the sixth seed, and LaMarcus Aldridge is the new savior, along with Wesley Matthews. And then part of them also feels that Roy's coming back, and no matter what he's gone through, he's still Brandon Roy. He's still the hero that was going to lead them to a championship. Even if he's gone through a lot, you can never count him out. One Blazer fan told me last night: "Science has to be proven every time to be true!"

And maybe that's true. But the predictive sciences are not providing a very rosey picture for Roy's future. The Oregonian spoke with the consulting surgeon on Roy'smost recent surgery. And the outlook is not good.
The "consulting surgeon" whispers that he believes the best-case strategy for handling Roy is this: A) Limit Roy's practice reps to almost nothing; B) Play him off the bench in 65-75 or so games a season, choosing rest in key spots; C) pray. Surgeon suspects the Blazers might get 1-2 years out of Roy employing this strategy. Right now, I think they'd take that, and hope for the best. Roy is a fierce competitor and I won't count him out.
via Canzano blog: Emptying my notebook... smack into a LaMarcus Aldridge alley oop | OregonLive.com.

The article also discusses how a significant oversight would have had to have occurred for the Blazers to have given Roy his most recent extension given the condition of his knees prior to surgery. The questions surrounding the Blazers' training staff continue to skyrocket, even as everyone who works with them personaly vouches vehemently for them.

Everyone wants to see Brandon Roy defy the odds, overcome his condition and take the league by storm again. But if we're examining the most likely scenarios, the odds of him ever being a major impact player again are slim. His game wasn't an "old man" game like Andre Miller's featuring set shots. He used his athleticism and physical ability to create his shots. Without any lift due to his knees, getting anywhere near the same kind of production will be extremely difficult. Maybe he can be a bench player who contributes the occasional big game, but consider the kind of precaution the consulting surgeon is the best strategy for Roy. How do you commit to Roy on that kind of salary, trying to rebuild your organization, for that kind of limited production?

No one wants to count out Brandon Roy. But every indication out of Portland is a fearful warning that he may simply never be anything close to the same player again.
2/16/11 4:44 PM
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That sucks. Portland is snake bit.
2/16/11 8:53 PM
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what a fucking shame i hope he pulls a grant hill and can extend his career
2/16/11 11:16 PM
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Yeah it really sucks. Seems like a good guy, and he is a helluva baller.

They compounded how fucked up his knee is by letting him come back WAAAAAY too early last year to face the Suns in the 1st round. Scuttlebutt says it was handed down from seattle to "get it done, whatever it takes"

If he is done in a year or two he should sue paul allen for gross negligence.
2/17/11 1:45 AM
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His knees were a major concern even before the NBA draft. It was inevitable for this to happen eventually and Portland was stupid to know this and still give him that big money extension.

It's possible that he can become a role player who can be a good facilitator, play in the post more and use his craftiness to score, but the days of the offense running through him are probably over. He was never a great shooter in the first place, but his jump shot will become much less effective as he used to jump incredibly high on it and he won't be able to get the same lift that he used to.
2/17/11 2:57 PM
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I kind of feel sorry for Portland. Just some horrible luck (although they should have picked Durant.)
2/21/11 3:12 AM
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I feel less sorry for them, because they have a rich owner and they hoarded a bunch of Draft picks that they stashed over in Europe.
2/26/11 1:31 AM
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didn't see the game but good statline by B-Roy
20mins, 18p 5r 2a 1b 1s and the W in ot.
2/26/11 1:48 AM
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 Nice, and Andre Miller is the fucking man.  It's a shame his consecutive games played streak was cut short on a bullshit suspension.
2/26/11 2:32 PM
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Great game by Roy last night.

Sad to see such a talented player held back due to injury.
2/26/11 10:29 PM
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Didn't Roy throw Miller under the bus this season?
2/27/11 1:53 AM
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How so?
2/27/11 10:38 AM
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He blamed him for some of his poor play early in the season. Or that is what I am vaguely remembering. I saw a couple of writers giving him shit for it.
2/27/11 1:39 PM
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 Roy is a good player and all that, but I've felt over the past couple seasons that he's gotten more praise than he's earned.  Maybe that's just me.
2/27/11 3:50 PM
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i never liked him because his washington team killed my illini in the tournament back in the day, but i respect what he can do on the court when he was healthy.
4/25/11 1:47 AM
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Good to see this dude with no knee cartilage getting it done in the playoffs.down 23 then dropping 18pts in the 4th with the gamewinner.

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