Via Sports Radio Interviews with Brandon Roy
What kind of prognosis the doctors have given him:
“Well I don’t think medically I will ever be able to get back to 100%. The doctors do feel confident that I can get back to a high level of basketball. I don’t want to say to an all-star level because coaches boast those things every year and different guys deserve them but they do feel like I can get to that level where I can continue to help this team and produce at a high level. Now we are just trying to figure some things out to try to calm the knees down. They feel good now and the biggest thing now is going to be once I start playing basketball day-in and day-out how they feel, but I am confident that I can get back to a high level but the biggest thing is that I don’t get a ahead of myself right now and continue to take it slow and really listen to the doctors. I think in the past there was times I maybe had stepped on their toes a little bit and try to rush back but this time I am trying to be patient and really listen to them.”
No idea what level of performance Brandon Roy can return to but it bears mentioning that Wes Matthews was out-performing Roy before he shut it down.
Brandon Roy had significantly decreased his contributions in all non-scoring areas and had consequently become a defensive liability, a very poor rebounder and while still a good passer he was no longer the playmaker he once was. Roy was still able to score (17ppg) at a good clip and with good efficiency due to his high level of intelligence and versatile skill-set as a scorer but his overall game was severely limited.
Prior to the injury, Brandon Roy was an elite NBA player. A top 15 talent.
Hopefully, he’ll be able to regain some promise.