I really can’t hide my emotions on this one – I absolutely love the signing of Brandon Roy. Sure, it is six years and a few knee procedures later, but if he produces anything this coming season, I’ll finally be able to move on from the now infamous (and tragic) Roy for Foye trade from draft night 2006.
What do I mean by “produces anything”? I don’t expect Roy to play 30 mpg whatsoever. I’d like to see his time somewhere between 20-24 mpg, especially for the first half of the season. Let’s see how he is feeling the day after a game, and more importantly, after back-to-back nights. There’s no reason to wear him out early on in the season, even if Rubio is missing from the lineup (as he likely will be). Even in his introductory press conference, Brandon seemed to be aligned to a similar plan; he mentioned he would like to play as much as possible, but needs to be smart about it.
There were two other important sound bytes from the introductory press conference that caught my attention: