Category: Greg Oden

LaMarcus Aldridge doesn’t Consider himself an NBA star Just Yet, believes Portland has a chance to finish first in Western Conference

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Portland Trail Blazers haven't exactly been blessed with a ton of a luck when it comes to draft picks. The news of Brandon Roy's retirement was a crushing blow to the Trail Blazers and Greg Oden obviously hasn't been able to stay healthy and live up to his No. ...

Greg Oden and His Injury-Plagued Knee Still Aren’t Ready to Return to the Court

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

NBA camp is quickly approaching and once again it appears that Greg Oden's knee isn't going to allow him to be on the basketball court. Oden, the highly touted prospect out of Ohio State, has just one full season's-worth of games, 82, in his first three years since joining the ...

When will Greg Oden “Strike Back?”

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Buyers remorse (again) for Portland? As we pointed out earlier today, the Nets got a steal with Brook Lopez at the tenth overall pick in the 2008 draft, while the Trail Blazers have had the opposite experience with Greg Oden. The same franchise that took Sam Bowie ahead of Michael ...

Brook Lopez Has Seen the “Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

They did it! Congratulations to the New Jersey Nets for finally winning their tenth game of the season to escape the record books as the worst single-season NBA team of all-time. More importantly, congrats to the Nets for making some great draft choices recently, most notably by stealing Brook Lopez with ...

Greg Oden is Learning a Really Hard Lesson in the NBA

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

It’s been a very rough career in the NBA for Greg Oden. After being selected with the first overall pick a couple of years ago from Ohio State, Greg Oden has not lived up to his draft status. He missed his entire rookie season with micro fracture surgery and played ...

Brandon Roy and the Blazers Are Eager to Get the Season Started

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

  Brandon Roy may be one of the most underrated players in the NBA.  When he came out of Washington, he was overlooked by a number of teams and I don’t know if anybody really expected him to get to this level in his career.  However, even though he doesn’t get ...

Greg Oden: “I am going to do whatever I need to do to help this team win. Even if that’s not playing as much as I think I should.”

Monday, October 5th, 2009

  This post was written by Zach Krantz of WQAM in Miami. Greg Oden was the first pick in the 2007 NBA draft but was considered a rookie until after the 2008 season. Before his rookie season had started he had micro fracture surgery on his right knee and missed the ...

Brandon Roy: Andre Miller Brings The Leadership I Need

Monday, August 10th, 2009

I know the money is just stupid, but in sports terms, Brandon Roy deserved every dollar of that 5-year, $80 million extension.  He is a franchise player, he lives for those fourth quarter moments, and he will always be his team's number one option.  This three year trial run since ...

Greg Oden’s Gotta Get His Mind Right

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Much was made about Greg Oden's mental state after suffering injuries this past season.  He was harshly criticized in the media for being a downer in the locker room - someone no one wanted to be around.  Listening to this interview below, the mental state of the game is where ...

Stuff I Would Forward On To My Buddies 2/25/09 Edition

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Oden out indefinitely.  Think Blazers still would choose him over Durant. (Fanhouse) $27,000 phone bill after watching Bears game on the web (Shutdown Corner) Skip Bayless has a new Cowboys book.  Aikman won't be happy. (Deadspin) Sheriff looks like a tool while defending Phelps probe (Game On) Almost 50 and hotter than ever (Lifeline Live) New ...