NBA Fantasy Basketball: Brandon Roy and Other Early Injuries Impacting Key Names

November 17th, 2010 by Leave a reply »
The 2010-2011 NBA season may still be in its infancy stage, but that hasn’t kept a rash of injuries from wreaking havoc on many of the league’s premier names.

From coast to coast, some of the game’s top players have set aside their uniforms in exchange for street clothes, and their absence is sure to impact the complexion of the young season. 

Portland Trail Blazers’ star guard Brandon Roy has yet to play a full season since entering the league in 2006, and a lingering knee injury doesn’t give hope that he will ever fulfill a full 82-game schedule. Roy left Saturday’s game against New Orleans after playing just over 20 minutes and is questionable for the remainder of the week. 

Expect young Wesley Matthews to fill in the interim alongside Andre Miller. The Trailblazers like Matthews’ length on the perimeter and his streaky scoring ability, which has produced four games of 13 points or more off of Portland’s bench.

Once Roy returns, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for Portland to give him ample time to recover, thus delegating more minutes to Matthews. 

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