Greg Oden: Another Setback

November 20th, 2010 by Jess Matthew Beltran Leave a reply »
Greg Oden stands at 7 feet, 269 pounds with broad shoulders—an NBA-ready body. He has a vast untapped potential and a mark of greatness to his already impressive college career. Portland never doubted in signing Oden, against Kevin Durant, they knew Oden would be the safest pick.

In January of last year Greg scored a career high of 24 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a 102-85 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, that was the only glitter in Oden’s career as a series of micro fracture injuries has hampered his growth while playing only 82 games in three years.

It’s still a long road to redemption for Oden, but the big question is will Portland commit to an $8.8 million contract extension next season? Portland seems to learn and live the life without Greg for the past three seasons. It seems it would be a rarity to see him compete a full 82-game schedule.

Greg could only put his head down and say “sorry,” and it seems this is Oden’s hardest word after all. It wasn’t his fault that he got injured, but still he took all the blame to himself knowing everybody had high hopes in him. But this wasn&r ...

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