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Brandon Roy Earns All-NBA Second Team Honors

Becomes First Trail Blazer to Make All-NBA Team Since 1991-92

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was named to the 2008-09 All-NBA Second Team, it was announced today by a vote of sportswriters and broadcasters.

“This is a very well-deserved honor for Brandon and an acknowledgment of the role he's played in our success this season,” said Trail Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard. “Brandon gives you everything he’s got and that’s why he’s emerged as a leader, both on and off the court.”

Roy, 24, led the Trail Blazers in scoring (22.6), assists (5.1), steals (1.13) and minutes (37.2) during the 2008-09 season. His 22.6 points per game ranked 10th in the NBA. The two-time All-Star tallied 20 or more points in 55 contests, 12 games of 30 points or more and a career-high 52 points Dec. 18 vs. Phoenix.

The third-year guard led the Trail Blazers to a share of the Northwest Division title and the team’s first playoff berth since 2003. Portland’s 54 wins were the most by a Trail Blazers team since 1999-2000.

Cleveland forward LeBron James, Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, Orlando center Dwight Howard, L.A. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Miami guard Dwyane Wade were named to the 2008-09 All-NBA First Team.

Joining Roy on the All-NBA Second Team are San Antonio forward Tim Duncan, Boston forward Paul Pierce, Houston center Yao Ming and New Orleans guard Chris Paul.

Denver forward Carmelo Anthony, L.A. Lakers forward Pau Gasol, Phoenix center Shaquille O’Neal, Denver guard Chauncey Billups and San Antonio guard Tony Parker received All-NBA Third Team honors.

Roy’s three years of NBA experience are the fewest of any 2008-09 All-NBA Team honoree. He is the first Trail Blazer to be named to both the All-Rookie Team and All-NBA Team during his career.

Roy becomes the fifth Trail Blazer in franchise history and the first since Clyde Drexler in 1991-92 to garner All-NBA acclaim. He joins Drexler, Maurice Lucas, Jim Paxson and Bill Walton as the only Trail Blazers named to All-NBA Teams.
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