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Brandon Roy is a special player, but the Portland Trail Blazers' star has suffered severe injuries to his left knee and right knees the past couple years.
Roy's knees have been drained multiple times and he had to undergo surgery on both knees this past January.
Roy, 27, doesn't have the meniscus tissue left in either knee, so he is suffering from two arthritic knees.
That will result in a steady decline in his play.
The 2006-07 Rookie of the Year improved his game each year until his knees gave out at the end of the 2009-10 season.
For example, Roy averaged 12.2 points per game on 40 percent shooting in just 47 games last year.
While Roy could find the Fountain of Youth and be rejuvenated after the knee surgeries, he is too much of a risk as his arthritic knees will continue to deteriorate.