It feels as though that Brandon Roy has virtually disintegrated. Roy has widely been considered throughout his career to be the face of the franchise. But now, it seems that LaMarcus Aldridge has taken his spot, and he is now the player the Blazers will build around.
Roy went inactive in December 2010 with continuing pain in his knees. He was forced to undergo double-arthroscopic knee surgery after his injury and would eventually return about a month later.
The three-time All-Star and former Rookie of the Year returned on Feb. 23 against the Los Angeles Lakers, notching a paltry five points in 16 minutes of play. That's not the Roy we're used to.
It appeared that something just wasn't right over the next few games. It felt like his shooting touch had fallen off, and he couldn't keep up with other players.
I do believe he can return to his old form, but I don't know if it'll be in a Blazers uniform. After all, the team did sign Wesley Matthews, who also plays shooting guard, to a five-year deal worth approximately $35 million last year. So Roy could be the odd man out.
And I'm sure there's a lot of teams out there that would love to add a former All-Star, who is still in the prime of his career, to their team.