Ranking the top 10 Portland Trail Blazers of all time

Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
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No. 7 – Brandon Roy

Roy was the sixth overall pick out of Washington in 2006. He was impactful immediately, earning the Rookie of the Year award. Roy averaged 17 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds in his first year in the league.

In his career, he had averages of 19 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal on 46/35/80 shooting splits.

Roy was one of the most exciting Blazers to watch. Unfortunately, he is also one of the biggest what-ifs this franchise has had. His peak was incredible, but he was limited to five seasons with the Blazers due to a knee issue where he lacked cartilage.

He was highly productive in those five years, making the All-Star team three times. He was also awarded All-NBA Second Team honors in 2009 and All-NBA Third Team honors in 2010.

Kobe Bryant was asked in 2010 who he thought the most demanding player to guard was. He responded, “Brandon Roy, 365, 7 days a week. Roy has no weaknesses in his game.”

If Roy had a longer career in Portland, he would be even higher on this list. The amount of success Roy had with such a limited time in the league is awe-inspiring and a testament to his skill set.