Nate McMillan heard about a report Brandon Roy is considering a comeback fro reporters at Portland’s practice on Tuesday.
“I haven’t seen that, I haven’t heard that,” McMillan said. “But that would be surprising.”
Crawford saw Roy in Seattle over the All-Star break, but the recently retired former All-Star did not mention the possibility.
“I read it on HoopsHype like everybody else,” Crawford said. “It caught me off guard, too.”
Roy is not eligible to return to the Blazers until his current contract, which the team used their amnesty clause on, expires in 2015.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy is expected to announce his retirement due to degenerative knees, perhaps as soon as Friday, sources have told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard.
The Blazers had said earlier in the week they were expecting Roy to be ready for training camp Friday.
Roy, who has had trouble with his knees, met with team executives Monday to discuss his future. He told them he felt great and wanted to help the team in any way he could.
The Warriors would be interested in signing Brandon Roy if he is waived by the Blazers, according to sources.
Roy’s former agent, Bob Myers, is now the assistant GM for the Warriors. Roy would also prefer to stay on the West Coast. Golden State would prefer to sign a big man, but Roy makes sense for them to add depth as a playmaker.
The Oregonian reported on Monday that the Blazers intend to use their amnesty clause on Roy immediately.
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Brandon Roy was fighting off tears Tuesday as he watched a parade of teammates enter the game before him: Nicolas Batum, Rudy Fernandez, Patty Mills. The three-time All-Star played a scoreless 7:59, missed his only shot from the field and both of his free throws.
“There was a point in the first half, and I was thinking ‘You better not cry,’” Roy said.
Roy was one of the first players to leave the locker room, but when he was stopped in the hallway, the hurt and confusion were still evident.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little hurt, or disappointed,” Roy said. “But the biggest thing is to keep moving, to try and keep my spirits up. But it’s tough man. I just … I just always thought I would be treated better. That was a little disappointing for me.”
Portland Trail Blazers swingman Brandon Roy is always having knee trouble and the Oregonian reports that this could end his career in one or two seasons.
Roy is currently recovering from knee surgery and hopes to return Feb. 18, the paper reports, but will need to take it easy in practices in order to salvage his knees for the future.
The “consulting surgeon” on the three-time All-Star informed the paper that if the 26-year-old wants to continue playing, the team needs to do the following:
- Limit Roy’s practice reps to almost nothing.
- Play him off the bench in 65-75 or so games a season, choosing rest in key spots.
The surgeon predicts that the 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year will only be able to play for one or two more seasons.
Brandon Roy is set to return to game action this week.
Roy was cleared for full contact drills on Friday and will participate in a few practices before playing.
Roy had arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees in January.
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees, it was announced today by General Manager Rich Cho.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Don Roberts in Vancouver, Wash. next week. There is no timetable for his return.
“I’m trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor,” said Roy.
“We’ve been able to get a number of different opinions and it’s something we’ve decided.”
Although Brandon Roy did not mention names, he is clearly frustrated with his backcourt pairing with Andre Miller. Roy wants to be surrounded by shooters like former teammates Steve Blake and Travis Outlaw, who gave him space to penetrate and create. Miller, although extremely effective and smart, frustrates Roy because he struggles with his outside shot, allowing teams to play off him and more easily trap Roy.
To make matters worse, Roy continues to struggle with his aching knees, and no other Blazers besides Matthews are hitting outside shots to make teams play honest. It has resulted in the Blazers being engaged in a nightly grind-it-out struggle for 48 minutes.
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“I don’t know how people want us to play, because this is the personnel we have,” Roy said. “I wasn’t that slow until you put a guy who is kind of slow next to me. I’ve always been kind of slow … not to be controversial at all, but I was slow my rookie year, and now it’s …”
Frustrated, Roy shook his head.
“A lot has changed. That’s why it’s just delicate. With how I was able to play early in my career, I always said I was happy because of the situation I came into. I had this, this, this, and I didn’t have to change. Now that we have to adjust … some of it is we are running into rhythm problems, consistently.”
Brandon Roy will miss the next two games with soreness in his left knee. The knee has deteriorated to the point where Roy will struggle to reclaim his All-Star level of play.
“There’s no real hope of it improving,” one league source with direct knowledge of the medical prognosis told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday.
“It’s just about trying to manage it now. He’s not going to be the franchise superstar that [Portland] thought he would be. This isn’t something they consider ‘fixable.’ ”
GM Rich Cho held internal discussions on whether they might include Roy in trade proposals, according to sources.