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Brandon Roy's Career is Over, The Portland Trailblazers Get a Bit Weaker, and the Thunder Remain Hopeful

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And just like that, it's all over.
And just like that, it's all over.

Well, we've brought news of the Dallas Mavericks losing some key players to Free Agency, the Memphis Grizzlies losing Shane Battier to Free Agency, and the Denver Nuggets losing some players to China. Now, the Trail Blazers have lost Brandon Roy. Forever.

Via WojYahooNBA:

Portland's Brandon Roy has been diagnosed with a "career-ending (knee) injury," league source confirms to Y! Sports. "He's done."

Yep, things are looking weaker and weaker in the Northwest division nowadays. Of course, Wesley Matthews was battling with Roy for the starting spot anyway, but this hurts the Trailblazers in terms of depth (especially with Patty Mills in China). Of course, the Blazers are getting Greg Oden back, but I'm not holding my breath.

All analysis aside, it really sucks to see Brandon Roy go out like this. Going from being Portland's darling to a retiree in a couple of years can be heartbreaking, and I only wish the best of luck to Roy in his future endeavors. We've all gotta remember that there's life beyond basketball, and that PPG doesn't necessarily make the measure of a man.

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