PORTLAND -- Portland Trail Blazers star guard Brandon Roy had arthroscopic surgery on both knees Monday.
Dr. Don Roberts performed the surgery in Vancouver for chronic pain in Roy's knees.
The three-time All Star out of Washington state will now be ready to begin the rehab process soon, and possibly, a pain-free future.
In December, Roy was sidelined indefinitely with sore knees.
"I’m trying to do the best thing I can to get back on the floor,” said Roy. “We’ve been able to get a number of different opinions and it’s something we’ve decided.”
The team says there is no timetable for the All-Star guard's return.
Roy has missed 16 games this season because of soreness in his knees, which he has said is caused by a lack of cartilage.
Roy is averaging 16.6 points in 23 games this season. For his career, the three-time All-Star and 2007 NBA Rookie of the Year is averaging 19.9 points and 4.9 assists.
Last season, Roy had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee two days before the Blazers opened their first-round playoff series against Phoenix.
He made a remarkable comeback and played in the fourth game of the series, which the Suns eventually won.
The Blazers have been stung by key injuries. Often-injured center Greg Oden is out for the season after having microfracture knee surgery.
Second-yard forward Jeff Pendergraph also injured his knee and required season-ending surgery. And rookie guard Elliot Williams has undergone surgery this season on both knees.