FanPost

Time to start Roy

 

 

 

 



It is easy to say after a good performance that proceeded one of legend. I was saying this after game 2 (here) and believing this before the playoffs. My thinking was that the Trail Blazers needed Roy to make a run for the finals. Roy needed a boost of confidence that might come if he was asked to start again, and having lost a step athletically Roy would actually fit better as a hybrid of the Roy of old and a spot up shooter slash facilitator. The lesser Roy might be a better fit for the team. I was especially hoping that this would be true after the Wallace trade; with Crash’s chaos opening up improvisational opportunities for Roy.

 

The last two games haven’t changed my opinion much. Physically Roy looked better after the surgery. He isn’t grimacing, he isn’t icing swollen knees. He is just a step off behind what he was. The same could be said for Kobe so I’m thinking Roy can still produce, when or if he could get right mentally. Mentally he was a mess in game two. It seems like he wasn’t shooting to score he was shooting because it’s a good shot in the offense. That’s how roleplayers play. Roy cant play like that. He has to play as a scorer. He has to play like a star. A star with a lesser more team oriented role but a star nonetheless. And stars start for a reason. For the Trail Blazers to beat Dallas in Dallas or defeat the Lakers or Thunder they need Roy-evolved playing off of Crash, Miller, and Aldridge.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Join Blazer's Edge

You must be a member of Blazer's Edge to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blazer's Edge. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker