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jeffb 12-09-2011 10:26 AM

Brandon Roy set to announce retirement
 
Wow! :(

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Broussard: Sources say Brandon Roy to announce medical retirement due to degenerative knees, possibly as soon as today

Someguy again 12-09-2011 10:26 AM

what.

Psi 12-09-2011 10:28 AM

Can you blame him?
Eventually if he kept going he'll not be able to walk the rest of his life.

Someguy again 12-09-2011 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Psi (Post 585179)
Can you blame him?
Eventually if he kept going he'll not be able to walk the rest of his life.

i dont think anyone has the right to blame roy. he gave us the most memorable comeback in the playoffs as one of his last games. i believe roy deserves his number to be retired or some place in blazers history

Windex 12-09-2011 10:52 AM

reminds me of another Blazer Bill Walton... without the championship

Good ballplayer, didn't need to risk his health. Hope he saved some cash

INSIDER 12-09-2011 10:57 AM

The blazers are the ones that will be saving cash... Well, cash off their books.
I'm sure they will be paying him out the majority of the contract.
Sucks to see such a great players career cut short.

JDMtors 12-09-2011 11:01 AM

Boo, sucks to have to end his career short but he was a great player for that organization. Better to save his legs when he gets older. Perhaps he stays with the organization and maybe does the play by play

Obi-Wan Quinnobi 12-09-2011 11:13 AM

what a loss to the NBA, will be compared to the likes of drexler for that club.

Someguy again 12-09-2011 11:17 AM

meanwhile in new orleans chris paul doesn't want to play basketball because he got denied

powerfulpanda 12-09-2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Someguy again (Post 585197)
meanwhile in new orleans chris paul doesn't want to play basketball because he got denied

pau and gasol don't want to play cuz they were trade bait

forme123 12-09-2011 11:46 AM

well in hindsight picking bargs first overall wasnt so costly after all....id rather have a 21 ppg scorer who cant play d or rebound than a guy who cant even play at all because of bum knees....

Northern Neighbour 12-09-2011 11:53 AM

Roy was a terrific player, and it's unfortunate that he has to pre-maturely retire. He'll probably have a career in coaching, though, so he won't be entirely out of the game.

And the Blazers have had some terrible luck. Roy and Oden have battled knee issues their entire careers and Pryzbilla had two awful knee injuries.

Windex 12-09-2011 11:54 AM

Anyone think he makes a comeback after 3 years or so?

DocHoliday99 12-09-2011 12:51 PM

It was knee trouble that moved several teams to pass on Brandon Roy in the 2006 draft, until the Portland Trail Blazers swung a trade to acquire him with the sixth pick in 2006. It was knee trouble that limited his minutes in the years following, that put him on the shelf for months at a time, and that led us to cheer for the star-in-waiting as a martyr-on-court as he seemed to overcome the trouble in a thrilling performance during last spring's playoffs.
It's knee trouble, we're told, that is going to end the 27-year old's career sooner rather than later. ESPN's Chris Broussard first reported the news, and Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski offered these details on Friday morning:
Portland's Brandon Roy has been diagnosed with a "career-ending (knee) injury," league source confirms to Y! Sports. "He's done."
And it's so incredibly sad.
Just two years ago, Roy was nipping on Kobe Bryant's heels. His per game numbers were limited due to Portland's league-slowest pace, but when you accounted for that pace his accomplishments were substantial. He managed a Player Efficiency Rating of 24 at age 24 (Kobe's career PER, for comparison's sake, is 23.5), all while working with a Blazers team that seemed on the cusp of greatness, behind their three-time All-Star.
In April of the following year, Roy tore the meniscus in his right knee. He returned too soon to play in that spring's playoffs, and the combination of that tear, his lack of cartilage following a 2008 operation, and his career-long discomfort with both of his knees resulted in a 2010-11 campaign that was more frustrating than promising.
The highlight of that deadening season was clearly the dominant showcase that Roy put on during Game 3 of the Blazers' opening round series against Dallas, one that saw Roy score 16 points 23 minutes off of the Portland bench. This not only allowed Blazers fans to assume that an offseason of rest, coupled with the extended lockout, could have Roy back and firing at his 2009 levels once the 2011-12 season eventually tipped off. When word came of an amnesty provision in the newest collective bargaining agreement, one that would allow teams to cut highly-paid players like Roy in order to save salary cap space, fans of 29 other teams wondered if theirs could be the one to pick up Roy as he worked his way back to health.
The bone-on-bone situation in his knee, sadly, will be too much to overcome. Cartilage protects too much, and a lack of it hinders way, way too much for those attempting to perform at this level. Roy, for all his gifts, will not be able to overcome something he's lacking in centimeters.
To have this happen in Portland, following the star-crossed careers of Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, and Greg Oden? It seems just as unfair to the fans as it does to the 27-year old who will have to retire before he even hits his prime.
Related: Kobe Bryant, Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers, Offseason transactions

Superjudge 12-09-2011 01:04 PM

sad. great player. But they all said it was coming.

I loved watching Roy play

box92 12-09-2011 01:20 PM

oh man, this sucks, hopefully he can make a comeback in a couple years

MikeToronto 12-09-2011 02:29 PM

That's all she wrote on Roy
 
Under Medical Advisement Brandon Roy To Retire - RealGM Wiretap

To all those who were ripping BC a new one for not picking the guy with #1 instead of Bargs - this is it. And everyone knew it at the time of the draft, too.

So, yeah, we could speculate on Aldridge or Gay. Not Roy, not anymore.

P.S.: thanks, sorry, missed the earlier thread somehow...

Beesh 12-09-2011 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeToronto (Post 585308)
Under Medical Advisement Brandon Roy To Retire - RealGM Wiretap

To all those who were ripping BC a new one for not picking the guy with #1 instead of Bargs - this is it. And everyone knew it at the time of the draft, too.

So, yeah, we could speculate on Aldridge or Gay. Not Roy, not anymore.

P.S.: thanks, sorry, missed the earlier thread somehow...

haha, was about to say this too. Weird to say it, but Andrea still standing in this draft class.
Roy was great tho, sad to hear this.

Jeremy 12-09-2011 03:04 PM

Sad news. I remember a lot of people were complaining that we took Bargs over Roy in the draft. And wow, Portland sure is having some bad luck with injuries. First Oden and now Roy. Maybe Roy can become a coach or commentator.

MrClutch 12-09-2011 05:14 PM

sad to see a player of his caliber retire due to injury


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