Great article up in the Oregonian today on Blazers’ star-crossed rookie center Greg Oden, who is out once again with a knee injury.
It’s been a rough go for the former No. 1 overall pick, who missed his entire first year due to microfracture surgery on his knee. In his first game of this season, against the Lakers, he sprained his foot and sat out a few weeks. Now, he’s got a chipped knee cap that’s already kept him out.
When he has been on the court, Oden has looked like, well, a rookie. There have been games and moments where he looks every bit the former No. 1 overall choice. But more times where Portlanders have to be wishing the team would’ve picked Kevin Durant in the No. 1 slot back in 2007.
Oden is out for tonight’s Lakers game, but should be in street clothes. If you’ve got a minute, give the article a click as it offers some great insight on his psyche.