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Oden and Yao

does anyone see these 2 injuries having any affects on drafting players with freakish size????


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I think it's common knowledge

I think it's common knowledge to almost everybody that taller players, usually 6"10" and bigger, are far more likely to develop injury problems than smaller players. GM's are aware big men are more likely to get hurt.

So to answer your question, no.

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Yeah, I agree with Uncle

Yeah, I agree with Uncle Bucksh0t, there is that chance that a top notch center prospect will be great and GM's will continue to take that shot.

People always talk about Oden, Bowie, Olawakandi, and others because they didn't pan out, but if San Antonio drafted Armon Gilliam or Dennis Hopson above David Robinson because they thought he might have injury problems we would be talking about that just as much. Or Keith Van Horn or Chauncey Billups over Tim Duncan?

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One thing it has done is make

One thing it has done is make Shaquille O'neal way more valuable. He is the only big man standing right now and he's 40. The answer is yes it will start to affect draft stock. This has been pretty much a new development, David Robinson, Ewing never had these issues. Look at Bynum he may actually become a seasonal employee with the Lakers. You think franchises will continue to get these seasonal big men and pay a full years salary? No way.

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SUP, big men drafted high

SUP, big men drafted high with injury problems is FAR from a new development.

Ralph Sampson, Sam Bowie and Brad Daugherty were 3 top 2 picks in a 3 year span ( 2 of them # 1 ) who got cut down from injuries and teams continued to draft centers high, Robinson at #1 in 87, Shaq and Zo #1 and #2 in 92' .

Unless the guy had a history of injuries in high school and college, GM's will continue to draft 7 footers high despite the fact they tend to brake down at a higher rate, BECAUSE they are few and far between. Andrew Bynum and Greg Oden are not going to effect the draft status of a healthy 7 foot phenom unless that player has a history of injuries, which would effect any player. DeSean Bulter would have been a late 1st rounder if he hadn't blown out his knee. A hypothetical injury will not effect a once ever 10 years 7 foot phenom's draft status.

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