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Old 12-21-2008, 02:41 AM   #1
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Default How does Roy compare to Drexler?

Saw this over at Dwight Jaynes blog.

Good question.

How does Roy compare to Drexler

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December 19th, 2008 by Dwight Jaynes | 6 Comments | Filed in NBA, Trail Blazers

I was asked last night about how Brandon Roy compares to Clyde Drexler. And you could make a case that in his third season in the league, Roy compares quite favorably to Drexler in his third season.

I can buy that. And I think Roy has a chance to be as good or better than Drexler before heís done. But to say heís as good at this time is foolhardy. Crazy, really. Thereís just such a long way to go. For one thing, check out Drexlerís games played for his first NINE seasons in the league: 82, 80, 75, 82, 81, 78, 73, 82 and 76. Man, the guy played EVERY night. And toward the end, he was carrying his team on his back through a long playoff run, too.

So give Roy all the credit in the world. But donít short Drexler, either. Being as good as he was, and staying as healthy and strong as he did, made for an extraordinary career.

Itís going to be fun to watch Roy take a run at that kind of greatness.
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Dwight is right that Brandon has a way to go before he can be compared to Clyde (in terms of his overall career), but if you look at where he is in just his THIRD season and what Clyde had accomplished in his first three years its a different story.

At THIS point in his career Brandon has been rookie of the year, an all star and put up better numbers than Clyde.

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Old 12-21-2008, 02:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: How does Roy compare to Drexler?

Eh, they are very similar players. Both very smart players on the court.

Though I doubt Roy will be better then Clyde when it is all said and done.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: How does Roy compare to Drexler?

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Saw this over at Dwight Jaynes blog.

Good question.

How does Roy compare to Drexler


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Dwight is right that Brandon has a way to go before he can be compared to Clyde (in terms of his overall career), but if you look at where he is in just his THIRD season and what Clyde had accomplished in his first three years its a different story.

At THIS point in his career Brandon has been rookie of the year, an all star and put up better numbers than Clyde.


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Brandon Roy stats
Well that's because Roy came in as "The" guy on a bad Portland team. Clyde came in as a back-up for All-Star guard Jim Paxson. Hell by Clyde third season, he still wasn't a full time starter yet and still was an All-Star.
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Default Re: How does Roy compare to Drexler?

hhmmmm, similar in some ways but roy is nowhere near as dynamic as clyde.


i cant really think of a player that compares to roy in style, tim duncan of the 2 guard spot is the best comparrison ive heard.
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hhmmmm, similar in some ways but roy is nowhere near as dynamic as clyde.


i cant really think of a player that compares to roy in style, tim duncan of the 2 guard spot is the best comparrison ive heard.
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Default Re: How does Roy compare to Drexler?

Roy isn't as good as Drexler yet, nor are their games particularly similar. I think Wade may be better than Drexler though.
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Default Re: How does Roy compare to Drexler?

Easily the best player since Clyde to play for the Blazers. When his career is over he has a chance to surpass Clyde. I mean he just keeps getting better and better. Sky is the limit with this guy.
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