Brandon Roy, “a thinking man’s star”

Echelon

Sparko had this linked from his g chat, and I thought I’d pass it along. Great article from CNNSI’s Ian Thomsen on UW legend Brandon Roy:

Of the league’s young wing players, the 6-6 Roy is among the least impressive athletically. But it’s a loser’s daydream to imagine how good Roy might have been if blessed with the hops of Kobe Bryant or Dwyane Wade. Superior athleticism might have turned into his crutch. Roy is the most valuable piece of the league’s most promising young team not because of his athletic instincts, but because he has spent his short career taking the time to think things through.