Random Ravings: Would Everyone Please Stop Worrying About Brandon Roy!?

November 11th, 2009 by Jared Wright Leave a reply »
See what Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy's doing there?

Basically, he's being what he has been for Portland ever since he got there: the be-all, end-all type of player that teams need if they harbor serious NBA title aspirations.

He puts his body on the line, night in and night out. He takes a beating every time he plays. He's the guy who has single-handedly won at least a dozen games over the last two years.

So, how did the Blazers' brass repay him?

They got him some help. Namely, Andre Miller.

Normally, this is a good thing, for Miller is one of the pre-eminent ballhandlers and distributors in the league. His basketball acumen and veteran savvy were supposed to push this young team over the edge.

Recent indicators show that Miller's making an impact. While he doesn't score as much (and doesn't really need to), his assist totals have risen sharply, especially since he was introduced into the starting lineup about a week ago.

His sharp passing has benefited Greg Oden and Steve Blake, the man everyone thought Miller was out to replace. It turns out that the two work reasonably well together, with Mi ...

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