Brandon Roy: To Play or Not To Play
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  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 04/21/2011 1:32 PM

    How much should Brandon play the rest of the playoffs?
    Play More - All he needs is playing time to regain his confidence (19)
    Play Less - His confidence is at an all-time low (0)
    Use Him The Same - Hope he finds his rhythm (16)

    This has been the topic of the day in Rip City. Brandon wants to play more, as he should, because every player in the NBA wants playing time, but he hasn't been able to find his groove so far in the first two games. Over the course of the series, Roy is only averaging 1 point, on 12.5% shooting, 1 rebound and 1.5 assists in 17 minutes of game action. Is this a case of not getting enough minutes to find a rhythm? During his tenure, I've felt that Roy did most of his damage later on in games, normally taking a while to heat up, so the instant offense role off of the bench may not be the best fit for him. But can the Trail Blazers afford this risk of playing him over more consistent players? Does it even matter? Can the Blazers win without getting huge contributions from The Natural?
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  1. beckyfan
    Posts: 12

    Posted 04/21/2011 2:14 PM

    I WANT US TO WIN .........TEAM is spelled you and them and me.  LET us truly UNITE...GO BLAZERS!!!!!!
    I am a fan of all the Blazers who work hard, pass and dunk.
  1. TayC
    Posts: 1804

    Posted 04/21/2011 5:46 PM

    Idk you fill up your car with a full tank if gas before a long trip, not halfway and then head out.
    the way i see it is  if Brandon plays

    - he is going to further hurt his knees.
    - he's not at %100 so he wont play at %100
    - fans will ride him harder if he plays and sucks than if he doesnt 

    But if he doesnt play 
    - the team may cut him

    - he doesnt get to play and help fight for the blazers season ( although he hasnt helped much if you ask me)

    thats all i can think of so far so i say dont play him.

    but as for the choices- if his confidence is so low, then why is he asking to play more?
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. Patch
    Posts: 14

    Posted 04/21/2011 5:54 PM

    This topic is just a distraction from the matter at hand. Tonight the Blazers play for many things, most important of which is to bring the series closer to a match up of the 3rd and 6th seeds in the Western Conference.

    Brandon isn't the only bench player (yes, I went there) to not produce in the past games. More importantly, the entire team didn't finish the job for Games 1 and 2 in Dallas come the 4th quarter.

    I believe that fixing the mindset of the entire team to play a solid 48 minutes instead of the first 36 is what will happen for Games 4 and 5.

    Then, the real pressure shifts to Dallas in Dallas as Game 5 arrives and the series is a Best-of-3 match-up.

    We can do this, but it starts tonight with a UNITED Trailblazers team and the UPRISE of the Portland crowd!
    I am a fan of Thinking positive about the best team in the NBA! Go Blazers!
  1. ripcity4life025
    Posts: 87

    Posted 04/22/2011 6:04 PM

    We have to play Brandon more.  His knees are going to hold up. He had arthriscopic surgery so knee pain is something he will have to play through for the rest of his career.
    I am a fan of YEAH BUDDY!
  1. mbmurr1
    Posts: 530

    Posted 04/22/2011 8:48 PM

    ROLL ON BLAZERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  1. BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 04/23/2011 9:31 AM

    Nate is the coach and will do what is in the best interest of the TEAM, and has recently said as much publicly.  Just feel for Brandon's psyche. 
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. kenny c.
    kenny c.
    Posts: 418

    Posted 04/23/2011 10:43 AM

    Bump him to 30 and kill Rudy's minuets.
    I am a fan of Winning
  1. barnettfan
    Posts: 392

    Posted 04/24/2011 7:08 AM

    After listening to Brandon tonight after the game I realized just a bit of what he was going through and how much it was effecting his play and his attitude. I only hope that he has gotten his confidence back to realize he can still shoot the ball and still be a major playmaker for the team.
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  1. mario250775
    Posts: 197

    Posted 04/24/2011 10:05 AM

    ... after last win the answer is simple, YES HE Should Play more, more and more !!! Maybe this playoffs are decisive for his career ? He should play more minutes and show what he can play with his knees just now !

    GO BLAZERS !!!  
    I am a fan of Portland Trail Blazers, RIP CITY !!!
  1. Bertram
    Posts: 803

    Posted 04/24/2011 12:33 PM

    At the end of that game when TNT interviewed him and he said he thought there were times where he'd never play basketball again, thats where I teared up with him. Collectively at some point we all thought Brandon would never play basketball again. Welcome home Brandon, kick back, relax and along with LaMarcus and the other Blazers carry us to that championship. You're most definitely not alone now.
    I am a fan of B-Roy and LaMonster!
  1. stacksfan2005
    Posts: 363

    Posted 04/24/2011 4:58 PM

    see that game last night, tayc? :) yeah, that's a smug smile
  1. TayC
    Posts: 1804

    Posted 04/24/2011 7:27 PM

    no i missed it, i was too busy trying to find a channel that wasnt talking about Zach Randolph's 3. haha
    I am a fan of The Blazers ♂, the £-Train, and of course, The ¤ King. ™
  1. David Harrison
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    Posted 04/24/2011 7:40 PM

    I think the surgery on his knees was a success for the issues he was having. He looks like he can move fine just has some timing issues still with dribbling and stuff. It will come around and yes the teams needs brandon... he can get his own shot at anytime! Very clutch
    I am a fan of Oden,Aldrige,Wallace,Roy and PG to be named soon as the starting 5!!
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