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Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Posted on: December 19, 2008 10:56 am

Roy pours in 24 points, adds nine assists and hits a critical jumper late to lift the Blazers.  (AP)Until last night, I was not sold on Brandon Roy. I thought he was a bit overrated. However, yesterday I saw how dreadfully wrong I was. Brandon Roy is good.

Sure it was against a sub-par Phoenix Suns defense, but Roy showed how much potential he really has- a lot. No matter who you are going against, scoring 52 points is quite an accomplishment. But it's not just scoring 52 points. Roy has quietly led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 17-10 record, second in the Northwest. His confidence is at an all time high.

"I think this is by far the best offensive game I've had," Roy said. "I can't say the basket was big, but my confidence was huge tonight. I just felt like every shot I took was going to go in."- Brandon Roy

And he's humble about it. Not bragging, just stating the truth with class. Roy truly looked like a machine last night; not only did he score 52 points, he hit 19 of 21 free throws, dished out 6 dimes, and grabbed 5 boards. Roy is definitely becoming more of that all-around player the Blazers always needed.

Brandon Roy is looking great this season and is slowly becoming a superstar if he's not already. Watch out for him; when he's hot, there's no telling what he is capable of.


Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2008 8:34 am

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Roy isn't just the best player on the Blazers, he is also the undisputed leader of the team. It is Roy who helps coach Nate McMillan gauge the mood and temperament of his team; it is Roy who periodically prods, guides, and encourages his teammates, including Greg Oden; it is Roy who adjusts his play to accomodate the play of the rest of the team.  When the jump shooters are struggling, Roy has learned to be more aggressive and look to score; when the jump shooters are hot, he looks to involve everybody else.

Roy over-rated? If you consider that he was voted to the All-Star team by the coaches, it is hard to consider him over-rated.  He scores when needed, plays better than average defense (though he could improve there a little), moves well without the ball, passes well, doesn't turn the ball over a lot.

No, he isn't the best player in the league -- Kobe, LeBron, Wade, Howard, Paul are some names that immediately come to mind. But he is a guy that you can build around, and I think he will become known as a winner by the end of his career.

Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2008 11:20 pm

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

All the more reason Kevin "McFail" McHale should be fired from the Timberwolves. We drafted him and traded for Randy Foye. Great Move!

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2008 5:57 pm

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Starting to notice . . . please.

Did we watch the NBA last year?

Roy dominated.

Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2008 5:27 pm

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

On behalf of Blazer Nation...

Your forgiven

don't let it happen again

Since: Aug 31, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2008 3:35 pm

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Earlier on a blog titled "Top Ten NBA players" I said and I quote: "on any given night he can do whatever it takes for his team to win - he does nothing great, but everything exceptionally better than most." He is not only the MVP of the Blazers - he is a legit candidate in the whole league.

The stupid part about all the naysayers, is that they see him maybe once or twice, the writers who see him night in and out are seemingly ignored. He is a better player, than Allen Iverson, is less selfish and more powerful than Kobe Bryant, and means as much to his team as Chris Paul and or LaBron James. This guy has it all. BTW - see if you can find a player who takes over a game better in the end or hits more game winners for his team than Roy in the last three years.

He is a top ten player, probably a top four - really I only see LJ, Super man Howard and Kobe more advanced in their respective game. Paul can had out assists, but does not rebound or set picks like Roy.

Since: Jun 23, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2008 11:36 pm

Brandon Roy proves me wrong.

Thanks for explaining my Brandon Roy pick haha.

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