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dirno2000
12-05-2009, 11:43 PM
This is so much like Jordan/Bowie it's eerie.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will likely miss the season after fracturing his left patella during a game against Houston on Saturday night.

Oden will undergo surgery, the Trail Blazers said.

The 7-foot center dropped to the floor clutching his left knee and grimacing after colliding with a driving Aaron Brooks midway through the first quarter.

He was almost immediately surrounded by trainers and physicians. The crowd at the Rose Garden stood and chanted "Oden! Oden!"

The game was stopped for some 7 minutes. Finally, Oden was gently moved to a stretcher and wheeled from the court. He underwent an MRI shortly thereafter.

Oden, the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft out of Ohio State, has been plagued by injures for his entire NBA career.

The 7-footer missed rookie season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. Last season, Oden sat out six games after injuring his right foot in the season opener against the Lakers, then missed 14 games after the All-Star break with a bone chip in his left knee. He finished the season averaging 8.9 points and 7 rebounds.

Oden lost weight during the offseason and was averaging 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds this season as a starter.

The Blazers have been beset by injuries. Starting forward Nicolas Batum needed shoulder surgery just before the opener. Fellow forward Travis Outlaw fractured his foot in mid-November and required surgery.

Forward Rudy Fernandez was out of Saturday night's game with sciatic pain and set to undergo an MRI. It was uncertain if he would be with the team on an upcoming four-game road trip starting with the Knicks on Monday.

Even coach Nate McMillan was set to undergo surgery Monday after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon during practice.

The coach was participating in practice because the team is so short-handed. He will miss the team's upcoming road trip, replaced by assistant coach Dean Demopoulos..

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4717884

Thomas86
12-05-2009, 11:51 PM
I feel bad for Oden man....I know the Blazers are mad they didn't pick Durant when they had the chance.

LetsGoMavs
12-05-2009, 11:51 PM
So sad - he really is a nice guy...hopefully he (and his body) is capable of fully recovering from that fracture.

fluid.forty.one
12-06-2009, 12:09 AM
nevermind

quietsavant
12-06-2009, 01:18 AM
Imagine broy and durant...man that was a blown call for all the blazers FO has done right. Also, now they are thinking about trading Andre Miller....

fluid.forty.one
12-06-2009, 01:51 AM
nevermind

CadBane
12-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Imagine broy and durant...man that was a blown call for all the blazers FO has done right. Also, now they are thinking about trading Andre Miller....

Not really. Oden was playing fantastic this year, and a lot of people (not me) still think he will be more valuable than both. Defensive anchor and his offensive game was developing a lot.

Thespiralgoeson
12-06-2009, 05:23 PM
Good lord, does he have bones made of glass or something?

bernardos70
12-06-2009, 05:43 PM
His grampa kept trying to kill Bruce Willis, and now he'll suffer just as old man did.

Usually Lurkin
12-06-2009, 06:51 PM
Imagine broy and durant...man that was a blown call for all the blazers FO has done right. Also, now they are thinking about trading Andre Miller....

NBA fans in the northwest have gotta be hating life. Portland will hold together some semblance of upper-mediocrity. But they had a chance to watch Durant and Oden battle it out for King of the Forest. Oden's been taken down by injuries and Durant was taken by Oklahoma. Oklahoma. ouch. (quick question: would you rather have your knees broken or live in Oklahoma). Outside of that they got nothin. Utah, Sacramento and Golden State are the closest teams. The upper left of our great nation sucks at the NBA right now.

tcat075
12-07-2009, 01:11 AM
Not really. Oden was playing fantastic this year, and a lot of people (not me) still think he will be more valuable than both. Defensive anchor and his offensive game was developing a lot.

While I completely agree that Oden was really starting to develop into a solid player on both sides of the court, its pretty obvious that it was a blown call. Oden has been injured his entire career and Durant looks to be the next big NBA superstar. I don't see how you can say Oden was a better pickup than Durant. Obviously, its hard to predict injuries, some of which have been a little fluky, but if that draft was redone today the Blazers would grab Durant in a heartbeat. And since they would do that, I think its safe to call that draft choice a blown call.

aquaadverse
12-09-2009, 07:57 PM
He may still be a contributer for the Blazers or someone else, like Walton and the Celtics. Building a team around him is over.

tcat075
12-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Is Oden going to help radio broadcast while he's injured? (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-lakers-walton&prov=ap&type=lgns) Because the Lakers did win the Finals last year, so it would be good to follow in their example.

Dirkadirkastan
12-09-2009, 08:31 PM
He just might be older than he looks.

Thespiralgoeson
12-09-2009, 09:51 PM
He just might be older than he looks.

He's 65? Seriously man, the kid looks like he's in his 40's.

FINtastic
12-09-2009, 10:11 PM
He's 65? Seriously man, the kid looks like he's in his 40's.

I'm not sure if I would call him a kid.

tcat075
12-09-2009, 10:12 PM
I'm not sure if I would call him a kid.

When you're as old as Spiral, you'll start calling everyone "kid".

Five-ofan
12-14-2009, 07:16 PM
Not really. Oden was playing fantastic this year, and a lot of people (not me) still think he will be more valuable than both. Defensive anchor and his offensive game was developing a lot.

hes still what i said he was before he got drafted. Erick dampier with better hands.