Monday, May 30th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  17 responses

Patty Mills Doesn’t Want Brandon Roy to Retire

Brandon Roy’s teammate was shocked by a published report that the Portland Blazers may push Roy to retire, something Patty Mills thinks is completely ludicrous. From Pro Basketball News: “Mills isn’t happy at all about this Brandon Roy situation. Often looked as cuddly because of his stature and role, Mills has strong opinions that Blazers’ management might not want to hear, but he feels and obligation to share them nonetheless. ‘For him (Brandon Roy) to retire, is definitely out of the question,’ Mills told PBN. ‘He’s had a tough road over the last couple of years with injuries, but I believe that they’re all things that can be fixed.’ Mills was surprised by The Oregonian’s report that the Blazers may try to talk Roy into retirement – a story that has been the number one topic of the week in Portland. ‘He still has a lot in him and if it’s not physically, I think his determination to just play and to win will get him across the line to keep going on. I have all the belief in Brandon…he’s a smart person and he’ll figure out ways to become that All-Star again.’ Portland has been on a roll this past week, as far as eyebrow-raising news is concerned. Before the Roy news took over the local headlines, the firing of Rich Cho was the topic of discussion. With only 10 months as the Blazers’ general management under his belt, Cho’s firing came out of nowhere. ‘I didn’t really see it coming,’ said Mills. ‘I thought he did good. He handled the guys really well and formed some friendships. It’s very unfortunate that he couldn’t stick around.’ Despite all the negative attention the Blazers’ front office has cast upon themselves, Mills, now a free agent, says there is no place he’d rather be than in Portland. ‘I really love Portland,’ said Mills. ‘I love the two years I’ve spent there. I formed some good friendships with the guys on my team. I would love to come back to Portland and continue my career. We’ll see where that goes.’”

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  • Brett

    I know im bias being Australian.. but I love Patty Mills soo much.. He puts his heart on his sleeve and isnt afraid of anything!

    Couldnt agree more with your sentiments here Patty! Keep at it.. I wanna see you back in the NBA next year!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Aaahw what a cute name Patty..
    all joking aside, BRoy showed he can play vs Dallas.

  • Ali

    If a couple of injuries meant retirement, why the hell is Grant Hill still playing? Hey Brandon, they obviously dont want you on the rainy side of the Pacific, why not head down to the sunny side of it with Kobe and Pau?

  • Groves

    how old is BRoy now? not old enough to retire, keep playing, the injuries haven’t taken him out yet. Australia represent! patty is one of the best players we’ve ever produced so i hope he sticks in the league. i wish jawai could land somewhere too

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9B412oN9MA EJ

    What about Greg?

  • Stainless

    he needs to leave the organization

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    how do you fix bone on bone? It’s not even an injury anymore it’s a permanent condition. I do love Roy’s game and if his knees weren’t bad he would be top flight and definitely lead a playoff team or even championship. I think he has it in him. But his knees are so messed up now from I do think he came back early from surgeries contributed to it. It’s really too bad. Same thing for Grant Hill when he just played through the ankle in the playoffs and that effed up his career. Players need to be smart and stop being so loyal (sad I know), but at least to the extent of self preservation.

  • MikeC.

    Blazers effed up by giving him that big contract extension when he was coming off knee and foot surgeries. Now that his knees are shot, they don’t want to be on the hook for their mistake. If Roy retires, then his salary comes off the cap. They should just wait out the new CBA and cut him if there’s going to be an amnesty clause. At least that way they don’t look like total d!cks. Just kinda d!cks.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    What is up with the Blazers’ front office? The Rich Cho firing was idiotic, and now they’re trying to talk their star player into retiring?

  • stayweird38

    He needs to go to the bulls!! Real talk whoever said the lakers is a straight up CHUD

  • Holiday

    I think plenty of teams would love to have Roy, why would he retire? If they don’t want him trade him, the Jazz will take him to replace Wes Matthews! Of course teams like Orlando, Chicago, New Orleans, New Jersey, or New York could all use him!

  • Holiday

    They should try and get Dwight Howard, him and Aldridge side by side… Roy or Miller for that matter could just toss it up and let those two decide who’s gonna dunk it!

  • r2j

    What the hell is wrong with Portand? Brandon Roy can play a couple more years. They got management issues, still trying to find a new GM, Greg Oden is going out and now they’re trying to kick B-Roy to the curb. Roy should talk to Grant Hill cause he played thru a lot of ankle injuries. Thats Portland will never see NBA title cause they’re Management absoulutely SUCKS!!!!! UP YOURS BLAZERS MANAGEMENT AND MEDICAL STAFF!!!

  • MikeC.

    @Holiday – The Knicks won’t touch Roy in a bazillion years. They already had Allan Houston. They don’t need the sequel. The only way I see Roy on the Knicks is if the Blazers cut him using an amnesty clause that doesn’t exist yet, and then NY can sign him for the minimum.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    A starting line-up of Billups/Roy/Anthony/Amare/Turiaf would be craaazy though.

  • ErnieD

    what about Greg indeed! That guy’s knees are made out of cellophane. It hurts just to think about him trying to keep playing. But he will, and somebody will take a chance on him somewhere for the minimum at least. I could see Miami give him a shot. Half the guys on their roster don’t seem to play.

  • Louis

    The Blazers better resign Patty