The Portland Trail Blazers Blazers have announced in a text message to the media that guard Brandon Roy will miss the next three games--Minnesota tonight, Golden State tomorrow, and Milwaukee on Monday-- due to a "sore left knee." The team says Roy "will be re-evaluated later next week."
More details as they become available.
Update (12:17 PM):
Matt Calkins of The Columbian provides reaction to the news from both Brandon Roy and Nate McMillan on Twitter.
Roy: "I keep telling myself 'be patient, Brandon be patient.'"
McMillan: "You're numb to situations like this now."
In Roy's absence, coach Nate McMillan will likely shift Wesley Matthews to the starting two guard spot, bring Nicolas Batum back into the starting lineup at the small forward position, and lean heavily on both players. The Blazers will also likely increase backup guard Rudy Fernandez's minutes off the bench. Backup point guard Patty Mills could also see his playing time bump up a bit.
Update (12:29 PM):
Here's Calkins' full report. He has some expanded quotes and reaction and reports that Batum will indeed rejoin the starting lineup. Roy hints at the possibility that he could miss more than three games.
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