DON"T AMNESTY ROY!!!
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  1. Austin Babb
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    Posted 11/28/2011 6:11 PM

    Brandon Roy is my favorite player. I am well aware of whats happened to his knee's and agree that he will never be the same player he once was.......but he can come close. Brandon is a worker and has been doing everything he can this offseason to retain his starting position. He is too big a competitor to just give up. I'd hate to see us trade Brandon after everything he has done for the blazers. Personally, I believe if we do use the amnesty clause on him, he will go to another club and will be a very good player. And it will be another stupid decision by the blazers front office. I'd hate to see Brandon in another jersey but a blazers jersey. It would piss me off to be honest. 
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  1. Andrew Sarmiento
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    Posted 11/28/2011 8:39 PM

    I totally agree. What he showed in last season's playoffs was nothing short of magical. His knees may never be the same as it was a few years ago but I personally believe he is still capable of doing things that can and will contribute to the team's success. 
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  1. TJ31
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    Posted 11/28/2011 9:33 PM

    I say don't amnesty him until you know it gives you cap room to sign a better player (CP3 or someone).. which wont be for a while.  Always gotta look to improve though, but hes still my favorite player

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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 11/29/2011 6:50 AM

    keep brandon, you're not gonna be able to sign a better player and you'll be over the cap no matter what. pay the tax paul allen
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  1. FoulWeatherFan
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    Posted 11/29/2011 8:57 AM

    Hear me out on this one. I say we amnesty Roy, and then sign him back at a lower cost. Whats not to like. He gets to keep his fat paycheck, plus a little bonus for going along with this. He gets to help the team by freeing up some cap. But most importantly Roy stays in Portland. Unless there is a rule about doing this, OR Brandon just wants to go elsewhere once he's cut. I say this would be the best offseason move in the NBA.
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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 11/29/2011 12:03 PM

    I agree with Foulweatherfan amnesty then sign at a better price for a year. Then 3-year deal if he is ok or assistant coach if his playing days are over.
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  1. Crim
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    Posted 11/29/2011 12:15 PM

    even if Roy clears waivers and is offered a contract by no one, we are still forbidden from resigning an amnestyed player. Roy's scoring is nice, but not 15 million a year nice enough to make up for his horrible defense. Maybe, just maybe if we had Oden from the get-go to defend the middle we could make up for his lackluster defense, but he closes out the 3 point shooters just as bad as Andre Miller did, if not worse, and he can't stay in front the guy he defends. He's the weakest link on the court last year for more often than he was the savior, Time to make a clean break and let the natural reinvent himself on a team with less pressure than he would have here, Game 4 was awesome, but it was a small blip on the radar of his overall performance. I would love to be a part of Roy's comeback, if it happens, but it's not a safe bet to assume it will knowing what we know about his knees.
    Amnesty Roy so we don't have to feel horrible watching roy hobble around on the court for another season, let the young guys get a shot to get better and begin the rebuilding process.
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  1. McCall Boof
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    Posted 11/29/2011 4:13 PM

    I watch the blazers to watch roy and aldridge. I wanna see what toy can do when he's on the court. Fans go to games to see Roy. It's not worth it to drop him Paul Allen is just turning into a cheap bastard even though he's rich as hell. It's a slap in the face to Roy and the fans. I hope less fans go to games just out of spite if he does it. Long live Roy.
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  1. Austin Babb
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    Posted 11/29/2011 6:21 PM

    Amen brotha. I think we should give him some time to see if he can come anywhere close to his old self then make a decision. If we see him and he is hobbling around on the court, that is a different story. But we gotta give the guy a chance. I hate Paul Allen with a passion. He is the only reason we didn't get a deal to end the lockout any sooner. Roy is my boy. He is my favorite player and he is why I began to like the blazers. He is the face of the franchise. Wee can't just kick him to the curb after everything he has done for the city of Portland. If he gets cut, I'm going to be pissed. Paul Allen is a greedy bastard. You got billions buddy.....Roy is worth the money. Give him a chance.
  1. noah22
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    Posted 11/29/2011 7:20 PM

    Yeah, you get rid of Roy, you can kiss some fan's goodbye!
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  1. Employee#17
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    Posted 11/30/2011 1:32 PM

    Even if we anmesty him we still have to pay him almost all of his contract so we might as well keep him. Besides he is the heart of team, and it would not do well to tear out the heart of the team.....no heart =______________beeeeeeeeeeep.... flatline.

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  1. schwabbii
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    Posted 12/01/2011 9:59 AM

    I only want to keep Roy if he adjusts his role and takes a back seat to his "stardom." When he came back, the teams play went back to the "roy show" even though he wasn't able to play like he formerly was able to and their was no team work. If he starts to develop into a Ray Allen type of player who knocks down basically every shot, then it might be worth keeping him. But one player doesn't make a team and if you watch the Blazers because you watch him, you don't watch basketball.
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  1. Kassandra
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    Posted 12/02/2011 2:21 PM

    Posted By Crim on 11/29/2011 12:15 PM
    even if Roy clears waivers and is offered a contract by no one, we are still forbidden from resigning an amnestyed player. Roy's scoring is nice, but not 15 million a year nice enough to make up for his horrible defense. Maybe, just maybe if we had Oden from the get-go to defend the middle we could make up for his lackluster defense, but he closes out the 3 point shooters just as bad as Andre Miller did, if not worse, and he can't stay in front the guy he defends. He's the weakest link on the court last year for more often than he was the savior, Time to make a clean break and let the natural reinvent himself on a team with less pressure than he would have here, Game 4 was awesome, but it was a small blip on the radar of his overall performance. I would love to be a part of Roy's comeback, if it happens, but it's not a safe bet to assume it will knowing what we know about his knees.
    Amnesty Roy so we don't have to feel horrible watching roy hobble around on the court for another season, let the young guys get a shot to get better and begin the rebuilding process.

    ha Crim! you beat me to that amnesty clause! i just hope PA and the brass take a good look at Brandon and the situation before making a decision. i would take a less harsh stance on his defensive abilities; after all, it was Brandon who charged down the court and made Jason Terry adjust his potential game-winning three-pointer in game 4 vs. dallas.

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  1. Kassandra
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    Posted 12/02/2011 2:23 PM

    oh, and what do we actually know about his knees or his health? we have a few sketchy reports. the other is just rumor and rhetoric.

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  1. Blazer247
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    Posted 12/02/2011 5:54 PM

    I feel like there are 4 primary concerns here:

    1. The price of his contract/luxury tax vs the pockets/passion of the owner writing the checks
    2. How much we could save with amnesty vs who is available in that price bracket to pickup
    3. BRoy's health/knees vs BRoy's shooting ability
    4. Last but not least, BRoy's old self vs BRoy's ability to adapt and be a backup effectively

    Lookin at Points 1 and 2 first, it's hard for me to believe that amnesty would save the Blazers enough money to a)have it be significant for Paul Allen, or b)have it be enough where we could then afford to pickup a player we wouldn't have been able to get otherwise. Any of the guys we'll be looking at in free agency that are actual viable options (not pipe dreams), it's unlikely that the savings from amnesty would be a decisive factor in picking them up. I just don't think our owner is quite that tight on his budget. If someone can show me otherwise, please do!
    To be honest, I'm not quite sure why people are hating on Paul Allen so much. He has hordes of money, even for a rich guy, which definitely makes him an easy target. I get that. But as far as millionaires and their ilk go, if you actually look at what he's done with his money overall, he's pretty much who you WANT a millionaire to be. I haven't read any articles pointing fingers at him specifically for the lockout, but even if that were the case, doesn't everyone have a right to decide how to spend their own money? We can't see his books as far as how much he's risking or how much of a buffer he has at the moment, who knows what factors there are below the surface. Just sayin, either show me an article where he is directly quoted for being a villain in the lockout situation, or just be glad we don't have one of the OTHER owners in the NBA running our team, cuz it probably would've left Portland long ago.

    Anyway, if the $$$ issue is something of a moot point (due to lack of savings and the owner's deep pockets), then it really is just gonna come down to what Schwabbii was sayin; whether or not Roy can change his game from being the central offensive focus to more of the outside-shooting counter weight for Aldridge and Wallace (and eventually Oden?!?), and if he has the physical reserves in him to pull it off. Personally, I think if ANY player is going to be able to change up his game, The Natural is gonna be able to. And as far as his fitness, Kassandra is right. The knees are a problem, yes, but not a be-all-end-all necessarily. There's a considerable list of athletes who've come back from similair damage before, and Roy has more up to date medical treatment and training techniques than any of them did. On top of that, he's ROY. He's not finished yet.
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  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 12/02/2011 6:20 PM

    If he can't run, put him in a suit. There is an assistant coach, and a GM spot open on the Blazers.
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  1. diablo2689
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    Posted 12/04/2011 12:47 AM

    Austin Babb
    Amen brotha. I think we should give him some time to see if he can come anywhere close to his old self then make a decision. If we see him and he is hobbling around on the court, that is a different story. But we gotta give the guy a chance. I hate Paul Allen with a passion. He is the only reason we didn't get a deal to end the lockout any sooner. Roy is my boy. He is my favorite player and he is why I began to like the blazers. He is the face of the franchise. Wee can't just kick him to the curb after everything he has done for the city of Portland. If he gets cut, I'm going to be pissed. Paul Allen is a greedy bastard. You got billions buddy.....Roy is worth the money. Give him a chance.

    You are stupid! If it wasn't for Paul Allen the blazers wouldn't even be in portland! He is nothing close to the "only reason" we didn't get a deal done sooner. It was a lot of owners, and you don't know it was him that was against it. Ya it would suck to "kick him to the curb" but this is why there is that amnesty clause. That salary was for a healthy All star Roy, not for a back up SG. If we do use the amnesty we can take that monster contract off the books. Now if Roy is the only reason why you like the Blazers, you aren't a blazer fan at all! LA is the other All star for our team. Himself, Wallace, Felton, Matthews, Batum, Smith, Camby, and maybe Oden; is the team cheer for as well. Show them some love! It is unfortunate what happened to Roy but if you look at the odds, Roy and Oden are prone to injuries, and not a good investment if they are on the bench! We need to look towards the future, and I don't want us to continue to build on Roy's and Oden's knees.. They can't take it! 
     
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  1. silly
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    Posted 12/04/2011 3:00 AM

    I agree with you 100%
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  1. at1a5
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    Posted 12/04/2011 4:33 PM

    Brandon needs to go because he is a cancer to LA's leadership, production and development.

    Am I the only one that has noticed how L.A. plays his best when Roy's not suited up?

    With Roy playing, you get a mediocre LaMarcus and a shadow of what Roy was before.

    With Roy out, you get an all start LaMarcus, an MLE center to help fill the gap left by Oden, and more playing time for Matthews and Batum as they continue to improve.

    Roy never was good at making others around him better.

    Best of luck Brandon.
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  1. Austin Babb
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    Posted 12/04/2011 9:13 PM

    For one, I said Brandon Roy is why I began to like the Blazers. Not the only reason. So don't you dare accuse me of not being a true fan. A true fan will stick with the team. And Brandon has been a part of this team for 5 years. I want to stick with him. SO in that regard, if you are willing to just kick him to the curb you are not a true fan my friend.
  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 12/04/2011 9:53 PM

    get em austin
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 12/04/2011 9:53 PM

    get em austin
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  1. Crim
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    Posted 12/04/2011 10:44 PM

    How do you think Roy's meniscus-less knees will hold up in a back-to-back-to-back? Each team is suppose to have 1-3 stretches of 3 games in 3 nights, we got the short end of the stick last year in a normal season, there's no way it's going to be better this year in a condensed one where we are geographically isolated from the rest of the league. You can assume we will get at least 2, but imo most likely 3, stretches of 3 games in 3 nights; you can assume the blazers will at some point play 5 games in 7 days. If you had to put odds or percentage on Roy being a consistent help to this team knowing all that, what would you put it at?

    If Roy is struggling early, is Nate going to be able to pull Roy from the game and transition those minutes to someone else, or is he going to hope that if he leaves Roy on the floor he will get into his groove eventually, if Nate pulls him will Roy feel alienated like he did last year and let it disrupt the locker room. Is Roy going to be able to say "hey coach, I detached myself from my pride enough to realize my knees are there for me tonight, you should probably sit me tonight, and maybe I can give it a shot tomorrow."

    If you have to use half a dozen ifs to prove why it is "the right move" to hold on to this losing hand, then you are not making decisions based upon logic, you are basing it upon luck and emotions. Realize that game 4 was a gift to the fans, one last remembrance of how great Roy COULD be, but don't kid yourself that it's something he can sustain at a high level.
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  1. Big John
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    Posted 12/05/2011 3:36 PM

    When do the Blazers have to decide what to do with Roy? Can it be anytime during the season or before the season starts? Does anyone know?
  1. Kelly Bowen
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    Posted 12/05/2011 5:34 PM

    Ok I look at it like this...If I'm leasing a luxuary/sports car (Which I happen to pay a butt load for every month) for 3 more years(under contract) & the damn thing starts running on 1 or 2 less cylinders, what am I to do when they say they can't repair it back to the way it was? Am I gonna continue to pay that much for something that barely gets me back/forth to work for that long....or am I maybe going to cut my loses & work on getting me something in better condition? I might have to bring my standards down alittle for the next few years(still obligated on the other) & get me something that runs better & more reliable! But either way I'd be paying for something thats not there!!! I love Roy, think he was one of the best in the league a couple few years ago. But if I was PA, I'd be thinking I'm gonna be screwed either way....Everyone will diss me if I choose the amnesty....what will they say when I don't & Roy ends up a liability because he won't bench play or starts missing time again? Unfortunately hes gonna take the blame no matter what happens!!

    I've been a Blazer fan for 25+ yrs and I just don't know about watching my teams future hinder on not one but two high paid guys with both having bad knees!!! Truely I hope we give them both a chance to do what we need from them, if they don't/won't produce, pack there bags!! I'm tired of waiting & saying well theres always next year!!
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 12/05/2011 5:54 PM

    I'm not sure what to say. As much as Roy has done for this franchise. It's possible his time is up. We could be a couple pieces away from a championship, and I'm not sure Roy is one of them. He's definitely a smart and talented player, but he also has a Kobe/Lebron quality; if he's on the court, he's the only guy that can produce and our team crumbles when he doesn't do so. When he's NOT on the court (and don't lie to yourself because this is cold-hard fact), the guys have better teamwork, better execution, and can make up for sub-par performances from otherwise stellar role-players. Chris Webber thinks Roy should be a player/coach, playing only 10-13 minutes a game and helping Nate run the team. I would agree except that's a lot of money to be giving a 10-13 minute player. And there's also no conclusive evidence that the Blazers would do any worse without him in the picture.
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  1. The Unholy
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    Posted 12/05/2011 9:45 PM

    Posted By Kelly Bowen on 12/05/2011 5:34 PM
    Ok I look at it like this...If I'm leasing a luxuary/sports car (Which I happen to pay a butt load for every month) for 3 more years(under contract) & the damn thing starts running on 1 or 2 less cylinders, what am I to do when they say they can't repair it back to the way it was? Am I gonna continue to pay that much for something that barely gets me back/forth to work for that long....or am I maybe going to cut my loses & work on getting me something in better condition? I might have to bring my standards down alittle for the next few years(still obligated on the other) & get me something that runs better & more reliable! But either way I'd be paying for something thats not there!!! I love Roy, think he was one of the best in the league a couple few years ago. But if I was PA, I'd be thinking I'm gonna be screwed either way....Everyone will diss me if I choose the amnesty....what will they say when I don't & Roy ends up a liability because he won't bench play or starts missing time again? Unfortunately hes gonna take the blame no matter what happens!!

    I've been a Blazer fan for 25+ yrs and I just don't know about watching my teams future hinder on not one but two high paid guys with both having bad knees!!! Truely I hope we give them both a chance to do what we need from them, if they don't/won't produce, pack there bags!! I'm tired of waiting & saying well theres always next year!!

    the thing is though that even if they amnesty brandon, the team is still over the cap so really all you're doing is losing a player. you could amnesty roy and sign a 5mil player with the MLE or you could keep him and sign a 3mil player with the mini MLE
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  1. schwabbii
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    Posted 12/06/2011 6:14 PM

    I feel like everyone just ignored the statement by at1a5
    Has no one realized that Brandon Roy is not exactly the team player we need to get this team a championship? Yeah he is a scorer and a finisher, what price do we want to pay for someone who plays selfish ball? Does no one remember the statements he said against Miller, someone who had been the glue of the team when things started to break down? When things are good, he's a prince, when things go bad, he throws people under the bus. Let LA lead this team and have Matthews step up to the level we know he can elevate to. Even if we get a mediocre player, isn't that better then nothing?
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  1. TJ31
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    Posted 12/06/2011 7:13 PM

    I love how everyone is saying "Paul Allen would just be being cheap if he amnestied Roy."

    You know he still has to pay Roy his whole contract?

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  1. Bull Frog
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    Posted 12/07/2011 1:05 AM

    Glad he's gonna stay. All I can say is if we mess it up, they'll be 29 other teams licking their chops to get him, just like Oden. Brandon has brought so much magic to our team and city. He deserves to be treated with the UTMOST respect, it would be a tragedy to act like he doesn't matter anymore to this team. Kudos to Larry Miller, Paul Allen, Coach Nate for making the RIGHT decision. Speaking of jerseys, I got my 07-08 All Star Jersey from the Phoenix game and it is worn with BLAZA PRIDE!
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  1. Bull Frog
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    Posted 12/07/2011 1:18 AM

    Also, we the heck would this team be without him? People are just haters. They put up Rasheed and Zach, and then Brandon Roy opens his mouth and says something they don't like and then he's this and that, and whinet that and selfish this and ball hog that. I call bandwagon on that. If he can still play basketball at an NBA level, then why not here, this is the house he built in regards to the Uprise. He may not be the same, but a lot other fans and teams would love to have him, discover his strengths and help him define a role, and then BOOM, the folks that wanted him gone are gonna hate seeing him hurt us on the otherside. He is that good. Why not here? I know the Lakers are interested.
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  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 12/07/2011 7:28 AM

    It's a business...Getting attach means no championships and no money.
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  1. Bull Frog
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    Posted 12/07/2011 3:27 PM

    We love our players in Rip City and get attached to them. It's our heritage and history as a fan base. Look at Porter, Kersey, Buck, they all come back because they know the fans love them here. So that part goes without saying but I say let his game speak of itself. He does not need to be a superstar to help this team. He has enough knowledge and skill to be crafty. I say leave it on the floor and hope for the best outcome. Guards don't win rings, a team does.
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  1. Brandon Weinant
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    Posted 12/07/2011 4:31 PM

    see one of the bigest problems without roy last year with the blazers is... outside of LMA getting the ball in the post... no one was able to create their own shot consistantly... it really showed during the season...
    in the last minute or so of close games if teams ran a hard double at LMA or forced the ball out of his hands by denying the entry pass... the blazers were... unable to get off a quality look 9 times out of 10.

    roy's role on the team becides being the leader. was just that. closer... put a team away.. or create his own shot...
    who on the roster out of the GUARDS can create their own shot?(and it be a good shot) 
    batum is sopposed to be massively improved and ready to take that next step.... but didn't they say that last year? he was terribly inconsistant last year.(if you blame that on coaching remember.. a player must be ready when his number is called)
    dre is gone.. who could get his own shot at times... felton? will he be the answer in those situations?
    matthews has terrible handles. i wont go as far to say as hes on par with martell.. but hes close.
    will he take that next step? we'll see.
    is the answer gerald wallace?
    what i'm trying to point out is you need a closer in the NBA at the guard posistion... because it's terribly difficult to get an inside look when they're running double and triple teams at LMA for him to be that guy.
    not saying he cant.. it's just easier for a guard.

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  1. Brandon Weinant
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    Posted 12/07/2011 4:33 PM

    soppose it should be.. who on the roster of the wing players... can create their own shot consistantly and get a decent look.. batum/wallace are forwards.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 12/07/2011 9:19 PM

    Yeah, but look at Dallas last year. Dirk's the only one who can get his own shot (aside from a healthy Caron Butler). Most of their scoring was the result of excellent ball movement and team communication/chemistry. We don't have that with Roy. He's not an instinctive passer, most of our passes last season were to LA or Brandon (when he was healthy) in a mediocre court position which forced them to get their own shots. Another team that plays that way: Miami. Except they have 3 excellent players that can get their own shot. AND THEY STILL LOST! We don't need players that can play isolation... most of these guys haven't been on a playground in decades, and that's the last place their one-on-one skills were worth anything.
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  1. rytelrev
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    Posted 12/08/2011 12:41 PM

    If you look at the health reports of CP3 they are the same minus the surgery. He has the exact same issue with his knees and yet people bring his name up in the "what Portland need" conversation. If Roy can become a role player like cp3 then he is worth keeping, if he must stay the super star then he is not worth keeping. His explosiveness is gone with the knee issues, but his natural basketball ability and IQ are not. I say if we can find his role on our team keep him. With Roy we know what we got in both talent and chemistry with the team, with another player we only know talent. As we Blazer fans know sometimes talent takes a backseat to chemistry. We have not always been the best team in the playoffs, but we keep getting there due to our team being a team. KEEP ROY!!!!!!!

  1. Bull Frog
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    Posted 12/08/2011 4:01 PM

    I think the Lakers are making a mistake by letting Odom AND Gasol go if the alleged deal is true. Giving up 1 piece of a big 3, and then their most reality tv-show beloved player going with him? Make no mistake, Paul is an unbelievable player, but we all know that size and physically combined with talent is what holds it's own in the playoffs. I hope they make the deal honestly.
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  1. diablo2689
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    Posted 12/08/2011 4:05 PM

    Have you not paid attention at all rytelrev!? His chemistry on the court is him in iso against someone.. not successful basketball 7 out of 10 times! I like the posts from D_pickett and crim! They come at this situtation logically, not dazed and confused. I also love the post from EthanMoney. I do think i have a compromise for the nit wits like "Austin Babb","the unholy" and "rytelrev", They let Roy play through this season, and if he does well, helps the team win, and doesn't hamper the growth of the younger players, then we keep him.. IF NOT however we use the amnesty clause on him next year, and try to get some money back through this insuarance policy. (Also this is the mostly likely situtation because the blazer management didn't use the clause now)
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  1. rytelrev
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    Posted 12/08/2011 10:59 PM

    You really do not pay attention to the important stuff which is happening on the sidelines of the game, like where Roy is leading the huddle or pulls the players together as a team. All the players for the most part respect his skills as well on and off the court, and that is what I mean by chemistry. Even the much older more experienced players listen to him and react to what he says. No doubt on the court he is not worth 15 mil a year, but when we signed him he was. The chemistry on the court will get better with time as with all young players, as will Roy adjusting to his new role on the team. If Roy can motivate a team to another playoff berth and maybe even get us out of the third round then he is worth every penny. I am neither a nit wit nor delusional, I am a realist and a fan. I have loved the game as long as I can remember but sometimes being a fan and a team supporter is more important then the numbers.
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    Posted 12/11/2011 12:41 PM

    well "realist", before we get out of the third round... we need to get out of the first and second round.. As for everything else you said, i totally agree. You said it yourself though, "no doubt on the court he is not worth 15 mil a year."  We have other leaders on the team, that i respect and i feel they can lead us to at least a 1st round playoff loss like Roy. A cheerleader does not need that much money though. I know this post sounds the worst because i am really hating on roy, but what i am stating is true! He was a great player, and for that he deserves a lot of respect. That is why know that i think about it, letting him play this season with us is kind of a, "play or walk a way" season. If doesn't shut the doubters like me up, then i think everyone has to agree with me that the clause should be used on him next summer.
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