Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fear not for Roy

Mike Barrett has a nice update on some of the offseason workouts going on at the practice facility. We'll have a little more from Tualatin later in the week (possibly as early as today), but in the meantime, I thought I'd give a short update on Brandon Roy's post-meniscusectomy rehab. Bottom line: He looks great.

You literally can't tell Brandon had surgery less than a month ago, which speaks to the minor nature of the procedure as well as Roy's ability to heal. Initially it was hard to tell Brandon had even undergone arthroscopic surgery, but now, as far as I can tell, there are no lingering effects of the procedure.

That's not to say that he'll be playing full-court, 5-on-5 any time soon, but he is shooting jumpers and making some very light cuts, seemingly pain-free. On Monday he put up shots for about 30 minutes or so with Kaleb Canales and John Townsend, and he was straight draining bucket after bucket. His shot, while already relatively dependable, looks improved. It wasn't anywhere close to game speed, but it was still nice to see. He looks to me like he'll be ready to go well within the 4-8 week timeline.

By the way, Tom Ziller of the AOL Fanhouse is counting down the top 50 players in the NBA. He lists Roy at No. 31. Seems fair to me, at least for now.

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