Originally Posted by INSIDER
this actually baffles me.
its not like one day Roy woke up and found he had no cartilege in his knees. how is it that the Blazers medical staff didnt do anything about this, or even know about this?
really, if they knew how bad his knees were in the first place they wouldnt of given him a max deal at the time, and would have probably limited his minutes over the last 5 years, instead of grinding him every night, then throwing money at him.
i'm confused... dont these medical staffs do their research and do check ups on their players? especially their stars? especially their stars that they are going to pay max money for?
everyone knew his knees were problematic, but its as if this guy has changed overnight... he's gone from superstar to potential retiree in 6 months. how did this happen? and how did the blazers let it happen?
Raptors did the same thing with Alvin Williams. It's really tough to gauge how players with little cartilige will hold up..
It's like how the Spurs have DeJuan Blair who doesn't have any ACL's. If/when he gets hurt and his knees are ruined, it will be an "I told you so" situation, but until then, he's an active member of their team.
Info on Blair's knees: How can DeJuan Blair play without an anterior cruciate ligament in either knee? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine