Oden will be at Game 6 & Roy will be starting
cheering on his teammates of course. Also Roy would be starting which I don't think he should since Bayless has been playing well in the series.
sad to say but oden will be another t-mac, slowed up by injury's
Oden will be lucky to have half the career T-Mac had, people forget that tracy was a premier scorer and player for over a decade, its just that the injuries caught up to him when he got into his 30's, Oden already cant stop getting injuried and hes only 22, as much as I hate to say it cuz I liked him coming out of ohio state but Oden is a bust, no getting around it.
I wouldn't say he's a bust...yet. If he is still not playing regularly in a few years then i would agree, but he's still so young. The Blazers need to make a conscious effort to fully rehabilitate him before letting him near a court in my opinion, because if he can stay healthy he is a top centre in the West. Either way, Pritchard must be green with envy when he sees Kevin Durant these days.
Only difference is TMac atleast reached his prime, Oden will never reach his best years.
to try to convince us that Oden was playing like a "BEAST" before his injury - any time anyone calls Durant the much better pick, someone tries to make Oden like Superman before his injury, I await many negatives from fans who don't want to admit that basically it has been 3 wasted years for Oden.
Sad but he looks and walks like a 50 year old and did so even in OSU - Bill Simmons has commented on this many times. I wish Oden well but am highly doubtful he ever is a superstar.
11.1 ppg 8.5 rpg 2.3 bsg nice numbers but hardly a BEAST
With the way Durant is improving this is looking more and more like Bowie and Jordan all over again.
22 I know he gets injured every year it seems but lets see what he does next year before we write him off
ass a bust. I don't think he will ever justify being pick over KD, but if healthy he will not be a bust.
I for one will give him one more chance if he gets hurt again then I got to give up on Oden.
Oden's injuries have been well documented, but you have to put majority of the blame on the organization for his latest injury. Team doctors missed a small fracture in his kneecap during last season's knee collision with Corey Maggette. Small fractures aren't major and can heal on their own with rest/rehab, but instead... Portland pushed him back quickly. They followed that up by pushing him hard over the summer and eventually that small fracture spread and his kneecap split completely in half.
I heard from Jack Keefer, his high school coach, that the Oden camp has been seeking advice from a couple of independent doctors since that happened and plan to do so from here and out. Not only have they been running tests on his broken kneecap, they've been running tests on both of his knees. There's nothing wrong with the structure, health, etc of his knees.
The surgery was a complete success though. He should be 100% healthy to start next season, not to mention he'll be two full years removed from microfracture (which his case was no where near as severe as Amare Stoudemire's, Jason Kidd's, T-Mac's, etc). I'd be very surprised if he suffered another major injury. He's young, so he can still have a long pain-free NBA career.
And @kenk. Oden put up those numbers you posted in less than 24 minutes per game.
He also averaged a mind boggling 4 fouls per 21 min. To compare Camby averaged 2.18 fouls in over 31 minutes and D Howard averaged 3.5 fouls in over 34 minutes
Oden is a bust man...
Oden is a bust man...
Man, you shoudnt even have mentioned oden..
You got all my hopes up then Crushed it..
Oden lost his first season due to micro. Sprained his foot the first game of his second season. Chipped a bone in his kneecap later on during his second season. Broke that same kneecap less than halfway through his third season.
If you want to call him a bust, that's your call. As an Oden fan, I'm no longer even concerned with him being a bust or not, nor am I stacking him up against Durant. He's had some unfortunate injuries happen to him. All I want is for the kid to be healthy. He deserves that. I do think IF healthy, he can impact the game at both ends. Regardless of the criticism, he's still only 22.
Could have had Durant...He's 22 and look what's he giving OKC.
Can't look back... The past was yesterday.
No one is saying he is a dog - just that he isn't the next Bill Russell. Also he looks and walks like an old man - his injuries scare the hell out of me - also one leg is a lot shorter than the other - red flag????
I honestly wish him the best. I just think he is Sam Bowie part 2 - I hope I am wrong but boy _Durant looks like a MUCH better talent.
Seriously? Since when did you have to be a model to play basketball? Does the way a player looks and walks have anything to do with playing basketball? Stop taking Simmons so seriously. Oden has had some freak injuries. Sorry, but they had nothing to do with the way he looked or walked.
One of his legs is shorter than the other, but no... Not by a lot. Stop exaggerating. He does wear a special sole in his shoe to off-set that since doctors said it could cause back trouble later on down the line.
You're entitled to your opinion. IF healthy, he's shown he can dominate the paint at both ends. There are only a handfull of big men in the NBA that can do that. He's still the key to Portland winning a championship.
Like I said... I'm not worried about him being a bust, living up to comparisons or who he was drafted before. I just want the kid to be healthy and have a long NBA career. He deserves that. I root for guys who are good players on the court and good people off of it. I don't know too many people who are as humble as him off of the court.
I have mine - of course it doesn't matter how he looks - but looking and walking like 50 makes me worry about a genetic disorder.
Actually I hope he proves me wrong - I just think Durant is gonna have a MUCH better career.