Friday, September 14, 2007

Oden Out for Season

The first pick in the last NBA Draft, Greg Oden, will be out for the season. Oden had microfracture knee surgery and that will make him miss the season while he recovers from it. Oden just went to the doctor to check on his knee that was hurting and the doctor said he needed the microfracture knee surgery. Oden was supposed to make an immediate impact this season with the Portland Trailblazers but know they will have to wait one more season. Oden was also injured most of his college career but still played good and took Ohio State to the championship game. Oden only played one season in college and had big expectations for the NBA. So does fellow rookie Kevin Durant, Oden is constantly compared Durant, who was the number 2 pick in the draft. There is much speculation about who will be a better NBA player, but everyone now knows one thing: Durant will have a head start.
With this injury to Oden, one has to think that mabye he is injury prone. He got injured in college and now is out for his first season. Will he play poorly when he comes back and then suffer from injuries for the rest of his career? I don't think he will be plagued by injury, I think it was just tough luck that he has the injury he has. I think he will comeback and be a star in the NBA but he will just have to wait

1 comment:

  1. In the short run, this sucks for Portland. But in perspective, this could come out as a net positive.

    • They still could challenge for a playoff spot (or at least play as a very good spoiler team) with the improved play of Roy and Aldridge.

    • They could tank and grab one of the high picks in next year’s loaded draft to grab Derrick Rose (who is the Baron Davis redux sans the injuries. I don’t think Portland is stupid enough to take OJ Mayo. That guy is a headcase)

    • Oden gets healthy next season and plays up to his draft position
    • Portland gets this absolutely killer young lineup next season:

    PG: Rose
    SG: Roy
    C: Oden
    PF: Aldridge
    SF: Jarret Jack/player and/or draft pick Jack was traded for

    I’d hate to see that lineup when the Warriors play them.