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Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

Posted on: January 3, 2011 2:40 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 2:44 pm
 
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is reportedly set to meet with an orthopedic expert to discuss the surgical options to help his ailing knee. brandon-royPosted by Ben Golliver.

Last week, we noted that the Portland Trail Blazers announced that All-Star guard Brandon Roy would be out "indefinitely" with sore knees. Roy has already had surgery on both of his knees, and their condition is said to be "bone-on-bone," which is obviously not good. 

It was reported earlier this fall that there were no additional surgeries that could provide relief, but the Portland Tribune reports Monday that Roy continues to investigate all options and will meet with an orthopedic surgeon who has "experience in meniscus transplantation."
Within the next two weeks, Blazer management will fly Brandon Roy to meet with one of the world’s most renowned orthopedic surgeons to discuss the possibility of surgery and/or other treatment on Roy’s troubled left knee.
The orthopedic expert is the team doctor for one of the NBA’s other 29 teams. I’m not at liberty to report his name, but he has experience in meniscus transplantation.

The procedure has been performed on some professional athletes who have retired, such as football player Marshall Faulk. It has never been done on an active pro player, however. 
This season, Roy has been a shell of his former self, lacking the mobility to move freely and the quickness to burst past defenders. He's battled painful, persistent swelling in both knees, but rest alone hasn't been sufficient to reduce his pain and free up his movement. 

With four years left on his current mini-max contract after this season, any surgical discussion, especially one that involves a radical procedure, will likely be made with maximum deliberation.
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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Magic, Celtics, Bulls, 84 mill sounds like a lot, but not in this league, I don't even know if he cracks the top 25 in player salaries

What are you smoking?  Keep in mind that to pick up Roy's salary you have to trade back approximately equal salaries.  Who are the Lakers, for example, going to send to Portland for Roy and why, considering the unlikieness of his contributing this season and maybe beyond that Portland would actually want?  I mean its not like the Lakers are going to send Bynum or Gasol to Portland (along with the 2 or 3 other players it would take to make the salaries balance out).  Maybe you could figure out expiring contracts like Walton, Ratliff, etc to interest Portland but that's the only way and then, even if healthy, where do the Lakers play Roy -- he certainly does not start a SG (Kobe Bryant) and he's not really a PG either.  IMO, unless and until Roy shows that he can contribute in a meaningful way no team, especially a contending team, is going to take on that contract.



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

Yes, he's most definitely been on a HOF trajectory. He was almost unanimously the Rookie of the Year, all-NBA twice and a 3-time All Star in four years. Look up who else had this resume after four years and you'll see a list of first-ballot Hall of Famers. However, his deteriorating health is the major caveat.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

HOF????  LOL, not even close to heading there!



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

I've never been a huge B-Roy fan as I feel he is over rated. As a Blazer fan and in general I do feel for he young man as his career is on the line. He obviously can't play in this state and the Blazers are obviously a better team with him off the court at this time. As far as any trade value he had its gone out the window until a decision is made on this surgery and his recovery. Looks like Portland is going to have to eat another bad contract ala darius Miles style. Portland really needs to decide if they want to rebuild around Aldridge, Mathews and possible Batum or if they are going to blow this up and  take advantage of the assets they have the move namely Miller and Prizbilla's expiring contracts, Camby and Batum/Rudy.



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

People were saying this about Rafael Nadal in tennis last year. Next thing you know, he's won the career Grand Slam and is back on top of the sport.

Brandon Roy's knees may be worse off, but I wouldn't bet against him if there's any chance whatsoever that surgery, rest and rehab will allievate the pain.

I don't hold his frustrated comments against him-- his career is on the line-- he's a bonafide NBA star on a Hall of Fame trajectory if he was healthy.



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

That, I'm afraid would end B-Roy's career.

I don't see anyone coming back from this type of procedure to play competitive sports.  From what I understand, it's to elminate pain within the knee, but not to bring the knee back to a competitive state.

However, if someone could make it back from this type of procedure, I would think if would be B-Roy.

All the best to you Roy, I wish you luck and hope you get well.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

It's guaranteed dumb azz? Who will pick up that? Idiot.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Magic, Celtics, Bulls, 84 mill sounds like a lot, but not in this league, I don't even know if he cracks the top 25 in player salaries.  Wesley Matthews is way cheaper, younger, and doesn't complain.  



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

It will be in Portland!  Who is going to pick up that kind of contract?  $84mil!!! 



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Blazers' Roy considering surgery on sore knee?

Pre-season, Roy "Give me the ball more", one week into the season "I can't play these kind of minutes!  Pussy!!


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