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The W - Basketball - The second coming of Sam Bowie?
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Oden likely out for rookie season after knee surgery

WE GOT DURANT. LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA....

EDIT: I just got this e-mail from a buddy who is a Blazers season-ticket holder:

Bummer for the NBA (Especially Portland) that Oden is missing the entire season!

Man that hurts! I guess if we get another top draft pick next year and he comes back healthy it could be interesting!!


Oden gets a redshirt year, kind of, and the Blazers have another bad record and get ANOTHER high pick...hmmmmmm.....

(edited by JayJayDean on 13.9.07 1146)


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It took a few months, but Red Auerbach has taken control of the other side. Guess the Celtics were lucky the ping-pong balls didn't go in their favor.
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I laughed when I heard this - when the knee surgery was mentioned yesterday, before anyone knew how bad it'd be, I was pointing out to a friend that he ought to wait for Oden and Durant to actually play in an NBA game before started declaring who was definitely better. Guess he'll have to wait quite a while!

(or I was wrong, perhaps)


    Oden gets a redshirt year, kind of, and the Blazers have another bad record and get ANOTHER high pick...hmmmmmm.....


OTOH, he could never be the player he was expected to be. It's microfracture surgery, and guys have had inconsistent recoveries - Kidd seems to have come thru fine, but Amare took longer than anyone figured. Even if he does fully recover, this is an injury that'll be weighing on him for a long time.

It's also not really a red shirt year, because he's going to spending the season trying to get back to where he was and not much time on improving himself. Between last season and this, Oden's missed a lot of development time. He's young enough to make it up, but it's going to be a slower process than everyone figured.

It's an question without a definitive answer but - what if the NBA had passed a "College players must play for two years before coming out" rule back when, and Oden was still supposed to be at Ohio State this point. (This year's draft would've sucked, because Durant would still be at Texas as well, but that's another story.) It's tough to imagine Oden still being the first overall pick if he was out of basketball for a year.



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A few months ago when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke out, I told one my friends that it would ultimately be forgotten once the focus turned on the first Oden vs. Durant match-up. Looks like all that has officially gone out the window, which is really bad news for David Stern. A budding Oden/Durant rivalry would have been the feel-good story the NBA desperately needs right now.

I agree with the PTI take on this. How disastrous is this for the Pacific Northwest? Two small, northwestern markets were looking to put themselves on the map with Oden and Durant. And now what have you got? Oden may never be the same (unless he pulls an Amare and comes back at 100%) and Durant might see his team end up in Oklahoma City in a couple of years, if the douchebag owners have their way. There's nothing else to say about it other than...well...it just sucks. You can't help but feel bad for the fans in that region.

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    Originally posted by It's False
    How disastrous is this for the Pacific Northwest?


Not the "Pacific Northwest", just Portland. We're still just on the Durant-high while simultaneously worrying about the possiblity that his great career will happen in the OKC. I'm a lot less worried about them leaving than I was at one point, though.

I think the PTI guys are generally ignorant about things that happen outside the eastern time zone unless they are REALLY big national issues.

(edited by JayJayDean on 13.9.07 1733)


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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    It's microfracture surgery, and guys have had inconsistent recoveries - Kidd seems to have come thru fine, but Amare took longer than anyone figured.

You forgot to add Kenyon Martin. They'd wanna hope he doesn't turn into him.
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