Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 2:13 pm  |  31 responses

Brandon Roy Doesn’t Think He’ll Ever Be 100 Percent Again

Not too many days after going under the knife, Brandon Roy appears confident that he’ll never be the player he once was. Let’s check Chris Mannix’s Twitter for Roy’s mixed messages:

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  • Towelie


  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    He’ll be back

  • http://www.slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    he acknowledges it, but the thing about roy is that he would probably make it a personal challenge of his to get back to it.

  • http://www.slamoline.com Max

    I would like to know what would’ve happened if he didn’t get injured, like a Kobe 2.0, who scores a little less, but dishes more :(



  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    This much is known.

  • John Starks

    This really makes me sad

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    I love kids game. I hate this news. He doesn’t do one thing exceptional, but he does everything well above average.

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

    Reality setting in

  • Shabaz

    @Max, you must be out of your mind to even attempt to compare Roy to Kobe. Roy cant score and by the way assist numbers are almost identical.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Maybe he’ll become an even better all around player.

  • SwaGG_Sean

    Damn there goes my fantasy player and my blazes in 2K11, I feel bad for him man he’s nice he could have developed into a Kobe bryant 2.0 man I guess I gotta find a different team to beast with in 2K11 ahh damn injuries, but at least he’s aware of the fact that he won’t be the same as he was so thats a good thing maybe he can work on a different aspect of his game.

  • Red Star

    I hope he’s just over reacting! He doesn’t deserve this, no player does! smh

  • Eldon Khorshidi

    so sad, both Kobe and Artest said Roy was the hardest player to defend in the League…

  • doyouwantmore

    Have some faith young BRoy. It definitely sucks, but he had an amazing run before the injury and he’ll still have a career that most ball-players would envy.

  • mike

    penny syndrome

  • fruizm

    players should make a note to themselves……try not to get traded to the blazers….it seems like every blazer suffers a fatal injury!

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

    whats with the kobe 2.0 nonesense?

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    BRoy was nice, real nice but somehow he got overrated a bit by the hardcore NBA fans who watch basketball more than the casual fan. Interesting observation of mine. Probably a lot to do with the Kobe and Artest interviews.
    Anyway, I feel bad for him. Always terrible to see someone’s career go down this way.

  • http://slamonline.com The Ambassador

    Man its sad to see B Roy go down like this hopefully he can bounce back and still be a good rather than solid player.

  • RedRum

    Just to let you know, Chris Mannix is not the sharpest tool in the shed… He is the same guy who declared with capital letters that Asiah Thomas is a genius because he traded for Marbury… I don’t believe a word he says, even if he quoting others. he is a complete tool

  • youngmuggsy

    Why on Earth would a professional athlete admit this? Bet his agent is facepalming right now.

  • Joe


    This was mentioned above, but Kobe has said that he’s the hardest guy (for him) to defend in the league.

  • Marco

    To me he seems more like tracy 2.0

  • James

    who ever plays in portland is bound to have a serious injury where they are most likely to die..

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    He was more than just an athletic player so he could come back and make some noise.

  • yes.we.did.

    So he isn’t super explosive any more, so what? He’ll still get to the rim somewhat well,shoot the ball, and distribute the basketball. Come on BRoy, buck up!

  • vanillagorilla

    Yeah it’s def bad as lifetime blazer from Portland but we’re all pretty much used to it by now. Nate McMillan is a great coach and keeps us fighting as the rugged underdog to good/great records with a battered and broken line up. Helps us enjoy the bright side of recent events; L.A. is taking charge and becoming the player we all knew he could be with that talent, Wes Matthews got an opportunity and has become a clutch and very serviceable as a 2 that plays well with Dre, Batum is continuing to gradually develop into his massive ceiling, Patty Mills and Fernandez became best friends and it’s made them both in love with Portland suddenly and loyal to the blazers, Oden and Roy are still going to play at some point and even in limited minutes are exceptional players at 80% health. Roy’s game won’t suffer all that much anyway maybe 18-20pts, 3-4rbs, 4-5asts at 45%fg, 39%3pt and 84%ft in 32mpg. His game was already very skill oriented not speed or old VC athleticism that disappears after joint’s and cartilage go. He won’t be an all nba 2nd team player anymore but he won’t be like a 30yr old tmac or vc.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Larry Johnson esque? Could Roy become an off the ball player? I’m not comparing their play style or injuries, just a different career trajectory based on setbacks.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chris_griff_3 Chris_Griff_3

    If he can become like Penny, and be what he was on the Suns (which was not the all-world superstar he was in Orlando, but was still a very solid roleplayer, similar to what Grant Hill has also become), then his career will be saved.

  • Prodigy

    Welcome to Ripped Knee City.

    It’s course!