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Brandon Roy will miss Portland's next three games

Posted on: December 17, 2010 2:18 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2010 2:19 pm
Posted by Royce Young

The Portland Trail Blazers announced Brandon Roy will miss the next three games with a sore left knee and will be re-evaluated next week.

In other words, crap.

It might not be much, but obviously the pain and discomfort in Roy's knee is getting to him. He clearly hasn't been himself this season and has grown more and more frustrated by not only his situation, but the team's.

The hope here is that the rest is just something much needed for Roy and that nothing will come of it that we don't already know. But for whatever reason, any time a player in Portland goes in for a re-evaluation or an MRI or something, we all fear the worst. And for good reason.

The Blazers signing of Wesley Matthews has turned out to be one of the more brilliant moves of the offseason, mainly because of Roy's situation. It's likely Portland saw this situation coming and that's why they overpaid in most people's minds when they signed Matthews. But having him as a kind of insurance policy has been huge for Portland.

Roy's re-evaluation could be a big moment for the Blazers. There has been talk about Portland blowing the wheels off the car and starting over. Potentially, depending on what they see with Roy, next week's evaluation could go a long way in deciding that.

At the same time, maybe the Blazers will feel that Roy's situation isn't as bad as originally thought. At least that's what we can all hope for.

Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2010 9:13 pm

Do the Blazers have the best trainers?

With six players on the injury list it makes you wonder if the Blazers might not need new players but possibly new strenght and conditioning trainers to help be proactive with preventing injuries. The Clippers and Jazz as of today have no players on the injury report perhaps the Blazers should look at hiring their trainers because you can't blame everything on "Bad Luck" perhaps preperation should be improved .

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2010 7:52 pm

Brandon Roy will miss Portland's next three games

I agree. The team at this time is better off without Roy. Riy slows them down and takes too many minutes and shots away from the others who sit around and watch. Roy also can't play a lick of defense as he does not have the movement he once had.

Since: Apr 11, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:59 pm

Brandon Roy will miss Portland's next three games

I think they will cut him before next year, sadly, they will pay out the gaurantee vs. holding on for 5 more years, and clear some cap space, I see them moving towards building on lamarcus and Nick, and maybe patty mills, to bad we can not be in the lottery next year, once again, just a little too good for their own good :( sad to see, the blazers were set up for contention, now they are very much NOT!!!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:11 pm

Brandon Roy will miss Portland's next three games


Maybe Nic Batum will finally be allowed opportunity to grow.

I love what Roy used to mean to the Blazers. But he just can't do it anymore. It's sad, and we're stuck with him for the next 5 years. I just hope we are stuck with him on our bench and not on the basketball court. It's major addition by subtraction with Roy out. I can only hope 3 days turns into 3 months. The longer he's out the better off the Blazers will be.

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