Blazers’ Greg Oden: worst #1 overall pick ever?


Since leaving the Ohio State Buckeyes for his predicted one-and-done season, Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden has played 82 games in the NBA. That’s a full non-lockout shortened season. Problem is Oden wasn’t drafted first overall in 2010 or 2011. It was 2007.

Oden had an arthroscopy to clean out his left knee, but doctors determined there was additional damage that required more invasive surgery. Oden has now had five knee surgeries: two microfractures on his left knee and another on his right. He also had previous surgery on a fractured left knee cap.

The 7-footer has not appeared in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009.

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2012 NBA Draft Combine (Video)

NBA Draft

This year’s batch of NBA hopefuls shuffled through the doors of the Marriott in downtown Chicago to catch up with members of the media. [Read more…]