It won't be long before we unveil our first Basketball list, of which we are most looking forward to. With that said, we are thinking of the sudden retirement of Brandon Roy, who only five years ago was the NBA Rookie of the Year.
Roy was the star of the Portland Trail Blazers and was a three time All Star. The Shooting Guard also made a Second Team ALL NBA Squad and was the centerpiece of the Blazers team. Roy would twice average over twenty points a season, but his final year (only his fifth) would see him miss many games. He retired due to a degenerative knee condition and what was meant to be a solid career has been abruptly cut short.
We then ask this.... We know that Brandon Roy does not have the numbers to make the Hall of Fame, nor are we certain that he would have ever made more than a bubble candidate. Are we wrong with that assumption, and if we are not, does he deserve a future rank on our annual basketball list?