Word of Roy’s return was first reported by The Oregonian newspaper shortly before the Blazers took on the Bulls. After the game, McMillan suggested that Roy wasn’t the only one coming back _ center Marcus Camby would be practicing this week, too.
Camby had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Jan. 20. He was averaging 5.9 points and 11.3 rebounds in 39 games this season.
“Bandon and Camby have decided when they’re coming back. We have these couple of days where we’re going to practice. I’ll see if these guys show up for practice and we’ll go from there,” McMillan said. “As far as playing this weekend, that hasn’t been decided yet.”
The Blazers have been dogged by injuries for the second straight season.
In November, the team announced that center Greg Oden, the No. 1 draft pick in 2007, would miss the season because of microfracture surgery on his left knee. Oden missed his rookie year because of microfracture surgery on his right knee.
Second-year forward Jeff Pendergraph injured his knee in the preseason and required season-ending surgery. And rookie guard Elliot Williams has undergone surgery this season on both knees.
Last season Blazers players collectively missed more games than any team in the NBA except the Warriors.
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