So much potential, now he's out again...Will he make an impact this year or did the Hornets waste their money...
i don't know if he's the next oden but the injurys are definatly an issue. if he could stay healthy he and davis would make a great combo.
I've seen people write about his upside and potential, but I think he has only had one heathly season. I don't believe he was blowing everyone out of the water during it too. It's wierd, that I've seen people say he could be a top 3 SG. Yeah, they did waste their money as of right now. Until he does play, very well could be the next Greg Oden.
Greg Oden would have better. Eric Gordan has real production despite his injuries. Odens a 7 foot center. Gordons a 6-3 two guard. I dont see the comparison.
The comparison is not being able to get on the floor.
Except that Gordon has played 205 games over four years. Oden has played in 82 games, and none since 2010. I dont think they are comparable. Especially given Oden's size and bad knees.
Their both two Spoiled suburban kids. Seriously, they both have talent but i just never seen the "Love" for the game like i see others have
Love of the game, they both just have injury prone ...thts a pretty extreme indictment on their character btw considering you probably don't know them... Ppl act like their conditioning or irresponsibility lead to injury. With tht being said, he should've gotten a contract like curry's, not a max. If he's ever healthy he could be a top3 sg if Kobe retires
I'm not personally close to Greg Oden, but I've known Eric Gordon since he was 10.
I haven't known too many players who love the game as much as him. He doesn't care about glitz, glamor, popularity, etc... He only cares about the game. His life has literally always been about the game. His love for the game is unquestionable.
Now, Oden... I don't know him like that, but any player who fights to come back from the injuries he has, has to have some form of love for the game.
It's a terrible comparison.
Greg Oden had a serious wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist before he ever played one game of college. Oden had a potentially career ending knee surgery before he every played one regular season game in the NBA. He's broken his patella. He's had micro-fracture surgery THREE times.
Eric Gordon has only had one surgery in his entire life, which took place last season and it was an arthroscopic procedure to clean up some loose debris of cartilage that were floating around in his knee. All of Gordon's past injuries have never been major injuries. He's never torn a ligament, meniscus or broken a patella.
Gordon's current knee issue is confusing to say the least (considering this wasn't that severe of a surgery), but all MRI results have said that there is nothing "structurally" wrong with his knee. They're just being pre-cautious and going to spend the next month making sure his quad is 100% strong enough to avoid re-injuring the knee.
It's too soon to say that the Hornets wasted their money.