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JordansBulls
11-10-2010, 01:46 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5785690




Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy said Tuesday that he will have to reduce his playing time, the result of several injuries, The Oregonian reported.

Roy has averaged 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and three assists a night while averaging almost 39 minutes a game this season for the Blazers (5-3).

In April, Roy underwent surgery on his right knee, but was able to play eight days later in the playoffs against the Phoenix Suns.


"Does it concern me? Yeah," Roy told The Oregonian following Tuesday's shootaround. "I would love to play more minutes and have a much better body, but it's just not the case, so I have to try and make the most of what it is. I had a phone call yesterday and in talking to a few people, it is somewhat of a reality check. This is what it is, and now you have to make the most of it."


Coach Nate McMillan told The Oregonian he will try to limit Roy's minutes, but noted that an injury to forward Rudy Fernandez led to increased time for Roy.


Roy said the past week was especially tough on him because the Blazers played five games in seven nights, including three on the road.


"I have to try and preserve as much as I can," Roy told the Oregonian. "The biggest thing is if we can limit the minutes, I can be more explosive instead of trying to run along for 40 minutes. That's maybe just too much time."


Roy said his surgically repaired right knee may not be bothering him, but it's also not in top shape.


"The knee is kind of what it is," Roy told the newspaper. "I've been doing things off the court to strengthen it and I continue to work with [trainer] Jay [Jensen] and those guys, and we are still trying to figure out an answer for it."


"I hope it will get better if the minutes go down,'' Roy said. "That's the plan: Get the minutes down, hopefully be more explosive, and everything works out."

zambo4president
11-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Sick, Roy and Bogut limited by injuries...and I have both.

PlezPlayDKnicks
11-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Sick, Roy and Bogut limited by injuries...and I have both.

I feel ur pain.. I got him and Aaron Brooks..

Hawkeye15
11-10-2010, 02:54 PM
I seem to remember coming out of college his knee was a concern for some. Not sure if its the same knee, etc.
The Blazers just can't catch a break health wise

Hellcrooner
11-10-2010, 03:26 PM
I remember Wolves not taking the chance on Roy because of Knee concerns.

Hawkeye15
11-10-2010, 03:28 PM
I remember Wolves not taking the chance on Roy because of Knee concerns.

I was going to say that, but the fact is, it was still a ridiculous trade.

Wilson
11-10-2010, 03:41 PM
It might be worth them sitting him entirely for a little while. They would drop a few games but if it gets Roy back to full health, it's worth it.

This sucks though, I have Roy in fantasy as well :laugh2:

clehmun
11-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Is this after seeing the 2nd opinion in LA? if not, it's pretty much what we've been hearing the past week.

fernadez will be a good pickup.

PlezPlayDKnicks
11-10-2010, 04:31 PM
I chose Roy over Ellis after knowing he was comin back off an injury. The only reason I chose him is because of the Don Nelson firing/ uncertainty and Roy is more consistent... Hindsight I tell ya

spreadeagle
11-10-2010, 04:55 PM
It might be worth them sitting him entirely for a little while. They would drop a few games but if it gets Roy back to full health, it's worth it.

This sucks though, I have Roy in fantasy as well :laugh2:

traded him a week ago with Nash for Westbrook/Collison :D

Patman
11-10-2010, 06:12 PM
That sucks, the Blazers just can't catch a break. But honestly i'm impressed by his desire to play but coming back last playoffs was stupid and now playing 39 mins with bad knees that just not good. don't know what he exactly has but i would say it needs time to heal.

bluefire7002
11-10-2010, 06:20 PM
God damn it... there goes my 2nd pick int he draft as well... shoulda got Ellis :(