When Brandon Roy was able to latch on with the Timberwolves, hoop fans felt happy for a guy who had the potential to be a marquee player inthe league. But, now we have word that Roy has to undergo another knee surgery. Wonder if he will be able to recover from this one. This may be it for Roy.
Roy had planned to spend Thanksgiving at his Portland home with his wife, two kids and several family members, who would make the three hour drive from his hometown of Seattle. He said he was looking forward to playing his first game at the Rose Garden since his memorable Game 4 performance in the 2010 NBA playoffs, when he scored 18 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter against Dallas. “It’s going to be special. It’s going to be weird,” Roy said on Thursday, before he knew he would have surgery. “I use to walk to that locker room in the Rose Garden… and you know, I felt like I owned the place. Now, I come back as a visitor, so it’s weird. It’s like you buy a house, sell it, and then go back to the house, but it’s somebody else’s. Now it’s LaMarcus’, the new rookie … it’s their house now. But again, that’s kind of the excitement in it. There’s new blood there and at the same time, I had my moment.”