Brandon Roy: What Do The Portland Trail Blazers Do With Him From Here?

January 13th, 2011 by Ryan Comstock Leave a reply »
With news coming out recently that Brandon Roy of the Portland Trail Blazers will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees, the question is being raised about what the Blazers should do.

Should they try to trade him or keep him and hope for the best?

If they did decide to move him, could they even get anything for a player whose future is in doubt?

It seems Portland's only choice is to let Roy have the surgery and hope that he can one day regain his form.

Roy is under contract through the 2012-13 season, after which he has a player option for 2013-14, then a team option for 2014-15. The guard is just 26, so he does have a good chance at recovering, as younger bodies heal better and faster than old ones.

There is, however, no guarantee that Roy will ever be able to get back to his 2008-09 self that averaged 21.9 PPG, 5.0 APG and 4.6 RPG. Roy was shooting 48 percent from the field that year, which remains his career high.

Portland general manager Richard Cho knows this, and he's already come out and said that the fix is temporary. Meaning that, even if Roy does play again next year, the Blazers could win ...

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