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Sunday, October 12th, 2008 at 11:19 am  |  24 responses

McMillan Considering Roy At Small Forward

With Martell Webster out at least two months, McMillan is toying with the idea of moving Brandon Roy to small forward and starting Rudy Fernandez at shooting guard.

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  • $tev3

    UGH I HATE THE BLAZERS BESIDES 0DEN 0 BRAND0N R0Y DIDNT DESEVE 2 PLAY IN LAST YEARS ALL STAR GAME

  • $tev3

    0 WAIT 1ST

  • James aka The Artist Formerly Known as Krayzie Bone

    good idea. no brainer in fact

  • http://deceptivelyquick.blogspot.com JackBrown

    Roybot can do anything, because he is Everything.

  • -Ardi

    I reckon that line up would work well.. But I would prefer Outlaw to start on the floor – only because he’s a much quicker, and better defender than Webster..

    I’m on the Portland bandwagon! Playoffs 2009! =]

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I would also like to see Outlaw starting at small forward, with Rudy coming off the bench the provide a scoring punch. It wouldn’t surprise me if Outlaw will be traded come February.

  • http://nba.com/celtics Moose

    Uhhhhhhh . . . this is getting weird.

  • http://nba.com/celtics Moose

    It MIGHT work.

  • http://dyalekt.com d.Y.

    Ha. Because the roster is stacked at guard and suddenly thinner at the 3. these are awesome problems to have.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    It seems like they’re not sure what to do with Outlaw… He might take this as a slap in the face. All along it seemed that he was battling Webster for the 3 spot and now that Webster is out, they’re moving Roy to the 3!

  • http://www.lifehoopsthoughts.blogspot.com the baconator

    I always thought Roy played both the 2 and the 3. Rudy Fernandez at the 2 would def work, especially after watching him in the Olympics. I could see McMillan drooling with every play Rudy made, haha

  • http://deceptivelyquick.blogspot.com JackBrown

    It isn’t a slap to Outlaw, its actually a way to keep him more involved offensively. In this scenario, Outlaw will be the primary option for the second unit. When he starts he can get lost in the shuffle amidst the other talent. Last season was similar, he was the focus of the offense for the second unit. Outlaw wants shots more than he wants to start.

  • joey

    look out west roy, aldridge and the r.o.y.oden 4 a front court=playoffs!!

  • Holiday

    either way this is the team to watch as a Jazz fan Im more worried about this team more than denver now!

  • RedRum

    That would be a flippin great backcourt…

  • jrp14

    These last four years of hell and all these years of not winning a damn championship to finally get the team that we have, has been wellllll worth it as a Blazer fan. Worrying about where to put Brandon Roy is the biggest problem we have right now (besides the minor injuries), and that is a great problem to have.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    do you start travis outlaw because he would probably sulk around the place if he didnt start? Or do you start roy because he can handle the ball better?

  • J

    well dacre, roy would start no matter what, so it’s a question if travis outlaw deserves to start or does fernandez?

  • http://www.myspace.com/brinaro22 Brina22

    Travis won’t sulk around if he’s not the starter. He wasn’t going to be the starter at SF anyway until Martell got hurt. He’s better on the bench as it is…offense will run thru him more when he isn’t on the floor with Roy, Oden, & Aldridge.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Brina22, you playin pro???

  • http://www.myspace.com/brinaro22 Brina22

    Yeah, overseas for a while now.

  • jrp14

    Idk if he won’t sulk, not too long ago he was saying he wanted more shots. I don’t see travis lasting the whole season with us. I like him and he has the potential to be a pretty good player but I just dont see how were going to fit all these guys in the rotation and keep them all happy.

  • Cooper

    I don’t like the idea of this. Roy would have to put in all of his energy on defense to contain players like Artest, Odom, Pierce, Carmelo, and god forbid the idea of him guarding Lebron. The amount of effort he would have to put into defense would completely exhaust him for making the plays on the offense. I’m ok with him guarding a 3 for small spurts during a game, but for a long period of time, and against bigger, stronger, starter quality 3′s is just a terrible idea. Also take into consideration Roy’s injury history, I don’t wanna see him go down early. Besides, Troutlaw is a perfectly fine starter.

  • clos1881

    im not sold on rudy fernandez.

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