Brandon Roy and the Trail Blazers Can Win Despite the Portland Knee Crisis

November 15th, 2010 by Scott Malewig Leave a reply »
The Portland Trail Blazers have been affected by injuries more than any team in the league this season, outside of maybe Houston. They started the season with two of their best big men, Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla, on the sideline with severe knee injuries. Now the news has broke that their star guard, Brandon Roy also has a severe knee ailment. Roy’s knees are in terrible shape. He has had them drained a few times already this season, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still play on them.

"I've seen Brandon get his knee drained and then go out and score 30," Monty Williams, coach of the New Orleans Hornets said. "I told our guys not to buy into that."

He has absolutely no meniscus left to operate on in either knee, creating an uncomfortable bone on bone grinding, which just sounds excruciating in my book. He called it a game on Saturday after playing just a few minutes and the Portland Knee Crisis continues to add casualties. Roy is questionable to play Tuesday, and that will most likely remain the same for the near future.

None of this means you can count the Blazers out though. A dark horse pick to make a run in the West th ...

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