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Brandon Roy has knee operations, called successful

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LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: Brandon Roy #7 of the Portland Trail Blazers dribbles the ball during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 7, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 121-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Doctors will tell you any surgery you wake up from is a successful surgery. So, on multiple levels Brandon Roy’s double knee operation today was a success.

Operations on both knees took place on Monday, cleaning up issues as best they can, and now the recovery and rehabilitation begins. There is no set timetable for his return, nor are we sure how much this will really help knees already low on cartilage.

The question is, will he push it to get back this season if the Blazers are in the hut for a playoff spot? The better question might be should he? Getting him all the way back and healthy is key for the Blazers long term, not pushing him to make the eight seed so they can get run out quickly by the Spurs in the first round. The Blazers need to focus on the long-term.

Roy is the 2007 Rookie of the Year who has seen his numbers and efficiency drop this season (due to the pain in his knees taking away some of his explosiveness).