Greg Oden: Portland Trailblazers Reliving Sam Bowie All Over Again

November 18th, 2010 by Todd Kaufmann Leave a reply »
He was one of the more hyped players coming out of college and the Portland Trailblazers wanted him. I'm referring to, of course, Greg Oden.

The Trailblazers drafted the former Ohio State standout with the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.

Four years after the fact, Oden will now officially miss his third season in four years as he will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee on Friday.

At this point, I don't know whether to feel sorry for him or for the Trailblazers, but I don't know if there's another team that's had worse luck with the first overall pick. 

Oden has been nothing but a bust since they drafted him with the first overall pick in 2007.

It leads me to ponder two different questions. Do the Trailblazers have horrible luck in the draft, or if they've really made two of the worst first-round decisions in NBA history?

Let's take you back to the 1984 NBA Draft.

The Trailblazers had the second overall pick in the draft and instead of selecting a young guard out of the University of North Carolina by the name of Michael Jordan, Portland instea ...

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