Brandon Roy admitted that his knees have reached Level III arthritis.

"Level IV," Roy says fearlessly, "is when you get a knee replacement."

Roy has made peace with the possibility that he might not return from his latest arthroscopic procedure.

"I wouldn't be disappointed either way," he said. "If it ends in three weeks, it ends. It's over. I'm totally satisfied with what I've done. I know the sacrifice and the effort that I put into coming back. It took a lot of discipline to get to where I am. That's all I care about: how hard I've worked. So I can't say I'm disappointed, that would be selfish. I was just a normal player my junior year in college, and everything since has been a major blessing.

"I've had an unbelievable run."