With nothing moving in Rudy Fernandez news (thank goodness), and not much moving period in the world of basketball, let’s take some time to embrace a little national love. Over at Ball Don’t Lie, Kelly Dwyer has been counting down the top 30 players at each position. Portland’s own Brandon Roy clocked in as the #3 shooting guard in the league, behind Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade. Pretty elite company, eh? Here’s what Dwyer had to say about #7:
“Roy took a bit of a step back in 2009-10, but, if anything, it pointed out that his all-world play in 2008-09 might be a bit of an aberration and last season is more of the norm. But what a norm it is — 26 other teams would kill for that “norm.” Roy averaged 21.5 points and 9.1 combined assists/rebounds on a team with the fewest possessions per game. The injuries worry the heck out of me, but let’s not get into that until we have to, OK?”
Hopefully this quiets those who worry about Roy’s game, which I’m not even sure how people do period. If 21, 4 and 4 is a ‘lackluster year’ than I don’t think Blazer fans have much to worry about.