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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2011 NBA Free Agent Center Rankings

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Legit NBA big men are hard to come by these days.  That is why the 2011 NBA free agent centers are an intriguing bunch since they are at least five players who could immediately start for a good amount of teams in need of size in the middle.  Here are my free agent center rankings.

UPDATED: 6/30/11

By: David Kay

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Portland Trail Blazers Need to Get Over Hump

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The Portland Trail Blazers are off to a 2-0 start this season.  They once again figure to be fighting for a middle of the pack Western Conference playoff team.  The challenge now is to get the monkey off their back by winning a post-season series; something they have not been able to do in more than a decade.

By: David Kay
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