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Is Brandon Roy Being Over Used?

So it is obvious at this point that Roy is hurting, and will not be the franchise player everyone thought.  I love the guy, his heart, dedication, and his exciting play, and it is because of this admiration that I have a lot of sympathy and pain for him right now.  I know he wants to be out there and some people feel he is still a dominant force, but seriously, I will admit the guy is still a great player to have and still gets his double digits in scoring, but if he has a limited amount of time to be effective due to his knees, then shouldn't we be using him pretty sparingly?  I will give an example.

 

Can someone explain to me why Brandon Roy was still on the court last night in the fourth against Orlando?  Blazers had a double digit lead and the guy was literally limping on and off the court during timeouts.  If the guy has limited time and is obviously in pain, what is McMillan doing playing him so many minutes when he doesn't need to be in there?  I know Roy is considered the franchise player and all, but come on, the team was doing fine and anybody could have passed the ball to Matthews or Aldridge or Miller.  Seems like Roy is being run in to the ground.  I hope not, but what are your guys' thoughts on his situation.  Should McMillan take a cue from Doc Rivers and play his key players sparingly so they can come in to the playoffs a little more fresh at the end of the season?



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