First Take: Brandon Roy Sound Bite Print

"For what it’s worth I am from Seattle and loved Roy’s game at UW … but in this case having seen Bargnani day after day and the job he did for the [Raptors] helping them tie a franchise record 47 games was a key factor."

—Toronto Raptors play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky on why he voted for the Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani, rather than former Husky Brandon Roy, for the NBA Rookie of the Year. Swirsky was the only one of 128 judges not to vote for Roy, who averaged nearly 17 points a game for the Portland Trailblazers in his first season.