Brandon Roy logged a mere 8 minutes last night on the Portland Trail Blazers loss to the Dallas Mavericks and he was none too pleased about it. The Blazers star shooting guard went 0 for 1 and had one turnover which is a start contrast to last year where he averaged almost 28 points and 10 rebounds a game. From first to last is never an easy pill to swallow and Brandon is figuring that out the hard way.
Roy opened up last night to the media about his discontentment:
“There was a point in the first half, and I was thinking ‘You better not cry,”’ Roy said. “I mean, serious. I mean, there was a moment where I felt really sorry for myself. Then I was like, nah, you can’t be sorry for yourself. I’m a grown man, but there was a moment there that I felt sorry for myself. Especially when I think I can still help.”
Roy was one of the first players to leave the locker room, but when he was stopped in the hallway, the hurt and confusion were still evident.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little hurt, or disappointed,” Roy said. “But the biggest thing is to keep moving, to try and keep my spirits up. But it’s tough man. I just …. I just always thought I would be treated better. That was a little disappointing for me.” […]
“I come in the last sub of the first quarter … then OK, I’m in there for (2:36), then I play, then it’s the end of the quarter,” Roy said. “Then I start the second and Bam! I’m right back on the bench again. I mean, I don’t know what I could have done! Then I sit, and he puts Patty and Rudy in before me. I know physically I have to play, but mentally, how do I just go …”
Roy acts like he is being put in the game, and feigns a skipping motion.
“’It’s OK! I’m going to play’ and be all giddy?”’