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« on: November 18, 2010, 05:23:06 AM »

Out for the year......again....Man thats sad

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the former No. 1 draft pick whose short career has been marred by injuries, will have microfracture surgery on his left knee and will not play this season.
Oden hasn't played since last December because he needed surgery to repair a fractured left patella. The Blazers say this operation, announced Wednesday night and scheduled for Friday in Vail, Colo., will repair damaged cartilage and is unrelated to the patella injury.


 
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Oden, the first name announced in the 2007 NBA draft, missed his rookie season because of microfracture surgery on his right knee. The procedure stimulates cartilage growth.

Blazers trainer Jay Jensen said the latest problem with Oden's left knee became apparent about two weeks ago when he experienced some pain and fluid in the joint. Soon thereafter, an MRI revealed the damage.

"We sat there and it was like we'd been kicked in the stomach," Jensen said, choking up. "It felt like hearing someone close to us had died."

Oden was having arguably the best season of his career when he broke his left kneecap during a game last December against the Houston Rockets. He was averaging 11.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks as a starter.


Costly setback
With the latest Greg Oden injury news, all J.A. Adande can think about is the money Oden will lose over the next few seasons. Story

The 7-footer often has been compared to former Portland center Sam Bowie, whose career was beset by injuries after the Blazers famously selected him in front of Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft.

The Blazers picked Oden instead of Kevin Durant, who went to the Oklahoma City franchise and has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players.

Another Portland big man, Bill Walton, was selected by the Blazers with the No. 1 pick in the 1974 draft, but he was dogged by a broken nose, foot, wrist and leg over his first two seasons before helping the team to the NBA championship in 1977.

"Some things you just can't explain," Blazers coach Nate McMillan said.

It had been expected that Oden would play this season, but at the start of fall practice he said he wasn't close. When asked at the time if he could return by Christmas, Oden shrugged his shoulders and threw up his hands.

The former Ohio State star has played in only 82 games over parts of two seasons, averaging 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.

McMillan said he spoke to Oden on Wednesday.

"As you can expect, the young man is devastated by not having the opportunity to play this season. ... It's like 'Here we go again' for him."

Jensen said Oden has a hole in the articular cartilage on the end of a bone in his knee. It is unclear what caused the damage.

Jensen also said he was as perplexed as anyone as to why Oden was injury-prone. The 22-year-old had MRIs on both knees prior to the 2007 draft, which one onlooker called "pristine," the trainer said.

Asked whether he would be able to come back after the latest blow, Jensen said: "I believe in Greg Oden."

The Blazers announced last month they would not offer Oden a contract extension. He was the first No. 1 pick since Kwame Brown not to get one at the end of his rookie contract.

Oden will be a restricted free agent next summer and the Blazers will be able to match any offers for him.

In Oden's absence, the Blazers largely have relied on center Joel Przybilla, but Przybilla also was injured last December and required knee surgery. The Blazers have since started veteran forward Marcus Camby in the middle.

The Blazers were further hurt at the position at the start of this season when Jeff Pendergraph, who was backing up Camby, injured his knee and required season-ending surgery.

Przybilla already has returned to practice and has said he expects to be back by Thanksgiving.

The Blazers also announced Wednesday that All-Star guard Brandon Roy would miss the next two games because of a sore left knee. Roy recently underwent an MRI exam and team doctors determined there is no immediate need for surgery. He will be evaluated again next week.

A three-time All-Star, Roy left the Blazers' game at New Orleans on Saturday with a pronounced limp after playing 22 minutes.

Roy, who leads the team with 18.1 points per game, had expressed concern about his knees after playing significant minutes early in the season.

The Blazers host Denver on Thursday and Utah on Saturday.



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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 06:10:46 AM »

Thats what you get when you draft a 40yr old man claiming to be 20...... Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 07:56:42 AM »

Thats what you get when you draft a 40yr old man claiming to be 20...... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 08:12:05 AM »

Doesn't this guy have Marfan's Syndrome?

Why did any team pick up a guy with that kind of genetic disorder?
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2010, 08:34:37 AM »

sam bowie anyone?
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010, 08:37:02 AM »

He's lost millions due to these injuries. No team will ever commit to him long term.


Apparently, its been reported that he's the first #1 overall draft pick in history not to be offered a contract extension from the team that drafted him.


I wonder if the Blazers regret not drafting Durant?  Undecided It's the Same Bowie sydrome all over again.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 08:42:37 AM »

He's lost millions due to these injuries. No team will ever commit to him long term.


Apparently, its been reported that he's the first #1 overall draft pick in history not to be offered a contract extension from the team that drafted him.


I wonder if the Blazers regret not drafting Durant?  Undecided It's the Same Bowie sydrome all over again.

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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 02:51:16 PM »

Too bad.  He's going to be a journeyman. 
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 06:50:23 PM »

Thats what you get when you draft a 40yr old man claiming to be 20...... Grin
I got Chris Washburn on the phone right now as a replacement.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 06:52:30 PM »

I got Chris Washburn on the phone right now as a replacement.

Last time I saw Chris he was putting a hurting on a Goldern Corral buffet in Hickory.... Grin
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 06:59:20 PM »

Last time I saw Chris he was putting a hurting on a Goldern Corral buffet in Hickory.... Grin
When you have a IQ of 67 you cant stop on the buffets... Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 07:02:25 PM »

When you have a IQ of 67 you cant stop on the buffets... Grin

He was huge.....7ft and weighed well over 300lbs......had a ho and 3 or 4 young-uns with him..... Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 07:10:07 PM »

He was huge.....7ft and weighed well over 300lbs......had a ho and 3 or 4 young-uns with him..... Undecided
Probably working down at the local KFC now bending over to serve customers at the drive through in Durham NC.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 07:23:34 PM »

Probably working down at the local KFC now bending over to serve customers at the drive through in Durham NC.  Grin

i think i told you about the time I saw him at the tire place, didn't I?
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 07:25:33 PM »

i think i told you about the time I saw him at the tire place, didn't I?
Na need to hear that one.
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 07:31:56 PM »

Na need to hear that one.

Oh man....this was in Hickory, probably about 8 yrs ago.....i was waiting while my tires were changed and I see this 1982 Datsun pick-up come rolling in.....and I notice the guy in it seemed like a big guy.....haha, it was Washburn and he literally had to lay down sideways to climb out of it...  he looks like he's going to rob the place, ratty clothes, etc.....after he talked to the guy at the desk and went outside, I ask him if that was Chris, the young guy didn't even know who he was, but said that he bought all types of expenisve wheels, etc... and the pick-up was a loaner he used..........but the best part is that I was sitting by the glass doors when Chris left......I swear he purposely dropped a massive roll of cash and leaned down to make a big show of picking it up and as he put his hands on it, he looked up and we made eye contact and he actually gave me a little head nod, as if to say "I got it like that...."  I still laugh thinking about it.....just seemed like a dream..... Grin
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 07:35:47 PM »

Oh man....this was in Hickory, probably about 8 yrs ago.....i was waiting while my tires were changed and I see this 1982 Datsun pick-up come rolling in.....and I notice the guy in it seemed like a big guy.....haha, it was Washburn and he literally had to lay down sideways to climb out of it...  he looks like he's going to rob the place, ratty clothes, etc.....after he talked to the guy at the desk and went outside, I ask him if that was Chris, the young guy didn't even know who he was, but said that he bought all types of expenisve wheels, etc... and the pick-up was a loaner he used..........but the best part is that I was sitting by the glass doors when Chris left......I swear he purposely dropped a massive roll of cash and leaned down to make a big show of picking it up and as he put his hands on it, he looked up and we made eye contact and he actually gave me a little head nod, as if to say "I got it like that...."  I still laugh thinking about it.....just seemed like a dream..... Grin
LMAO him in a 1982 Datsun how the hell did he get in it, better off him ride in the back and have a mexican drive..great story.... Grin yea I bet he has done a litte "pickup" cash here and there.
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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 07:38:13 PM »

LMAO him in a 1982 Datsun how the hell did he get in it, better off him ride in the back and have a mexican drive..great story.... Grin yea I bet he has done a litte "pickup" cash here and there.

It was like a clown car.....oh I forgot, one other thing, when my gf at the time saw him coming in, she moved her purse closer to herself....hahaha  I had to tell her who it was......
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 06:08:44 PM »

I feel for him. He seems like a good guy from everything I've heard. The thing is, when he has played he is a defensive force, so he's not a bust in that sense. He's a very solid player, you don't see that many 7 footers that athletic anymore.. He's still only 22, so hopefully he has better luck, but knees especially can be tricky.
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2010, 02:55:41 PM »

I feel for him. He seems like a good guy from everything I've heard. The thing is, when he has played he is a defensive force, so he's not a bust in that sense. He's a very solid player, you don't see that many 7 footers that athletic anymore.. He's still only 22, so hopefully he has better luck, but knees especially can be tricky.

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2010, 03:10:14 PM »

Who gives a fuck? He went to O$U  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
haha. I saw you made the last post, and I knew it would be something like this.
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2010, 03:15:36 PM »

haha. I saw you made the last post, and I knew it would be something like this.

Thank you.  Wink If i just happen to be on the west coast, you know that it will be much more worse the next time.  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2010, 06:49:42 AM »

portland decided not to resign him.
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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2010, 08:39:25 AM »

portland decided not to resign him.

Great. I can only wish that someone breaks both of his legs with bats.  Shocked Shocked

Next up is Mike Conneley and Evan Turner.  Wink
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