Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 6:57 pm  |  16 responses

Brandon Roy Wants To Play Without Restrictions

Brandon Roy notched 26 points, 6 assists, and 2 steals in 41 minutes in a 101-94 win in Phoenix on Friday. After the game, he claimed that minute restrictions are a thing of the past. The Oregonian reports that the Blazers‘ leader is now playing with an attitude: “Almost exactly a month after swelling and pain in his left knee rendered Roy a changed and compromised player, the Blazers franchise player on Friday essentially said, ‘Enough.’ There would be no more monitoring of his minutes. No more holding back on the court for fear of injuring his meniscus-free knees. No more trying to re-invent his game. ‘I think I decide my outcomes,’ Roy said.”

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  • broy

    HELL YES!!!!!Portlands going all the way this year. And pryzbilla is gonna make that difference. screw all the haters

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    good luck captain!

  • MikeC.

    I also want to play without restrictions. It’s time for me to start flying down the court, taking off 10 feet from the hoop and jamming on people. My restrictions include being 5’9″ and 20 pounds overweight. Also I can’t dunk.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Give it a few months of deciding his own outcomes. Maybe then he’ll realise there were reasons for those restrictions. Poor guy is struggling to adjust.

  • rich

    mann there is a surgery for this. doctors can give someone more cartlige in their knees its been done in MMA and on soccer players in europe… why havent they even thought of this broy is a great player and he should be able to have the best treatment

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    just remember, this is the first year of his max deal….

  • ryan

    What’s the surgery?

  • max

    Professional athletes in the US do not get their torn ACls and Meniscuss’ replaced by artificial ones? Thats weird.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    I just hope he gets healthy from now on.

  • Joe_Sixpack

    @Max: It’s not replaced, microfracture surgery allow for the regrowth of new cartillage

  • Hammer

    Ride and ball till the wheels fall off b-roy. We miss the old you

  • max

    @joe_sixpack: Does it necessarily have to be microfracture surgery? Couldn’t he also try a “replacement” surgery.
    Or, because I didn’t really follow his whole injury bio, could someone enlighten me about whats so different between Broy and the millions of other athletes who tear their meniscus?

  • Hammer

    @max. N b-roys case,he has absolutely no cartilage left. N either knees. Hopefully that helps u out

  • ron

    the thread is turning technical. we need a doc here.

  • max

    well yeah… hence the necessity of an artificial cartilage as a replacement. I’m just kinda interested ’cause I recently tore my ACL and meniscus and got both replaced, and I’m just wondering why that’s not an option in broys case.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Im a doctor! …….. …… ….. Actually I just play one on tv…….. Max, Id venture to guess you still had some when u tore it, roy has none……..