The Portland Trail Blazers have activated All-Star guard Brandon Roy for today’s Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns.
Roy underwent surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee eight days ago. The Blazers originally ruled him out for this series, so it will be interesting to see if he’s the real B-Roy or an injured shell of his former self.
The Blazers also replaced Rudy Fernandez in the starting lineup with Jerryd Bayless, so Roy will come off the bench. Nicolas Batum also started.
We will soon see if Roy’s activation shifts control of the series or if it will just wake up the Suns and prevent a letdown.