So depressing. It is just so unfortunate that he has never gotten a real chance to show the kind of player he is.
Does this make him a Bust now?
Once again this injury prone big man is missing awhole year. Most injury prone player ever??
Wow, this truly is a blow to the Blazers organization. All the blows this organization has faced when it comes to guys getting knee injuries that hurt their careers. It makes you think about what if a guy like Brandon Roy would struggle with knee issues throughout his whole career like Oden has.
I'd like to say I'm stunned, but I'm not. Being a RFA will be interesting this offseason.
This has been so depressing as a Blazer fan...Roy will never be the player that he once was due to constant knee injuries and Oden is just...my god this is ridicolus. I'd be so suprised if the Blazers made the playoffs this year.
Honestly now i basically just want him to get out of Portland, then maybe he can show how good he is, he is gone for sure now, and i dont think Blazers are willing to give much cash to him after this.
I think hes going to the Timberwolves, just a gut feeling.
Maybe the Blazers should trade his contract for an expiring deal.
He needs to retire. Why do the Blazers have such bad luck?
He was in the same freshmen class as David Lighty. There was someone TODAY who said that they think Lighty is an NBA prospect. You think Oden, who is the same age, needs to retire? Come on.
this is sad. David Bowie played more games than him.
Also, even though Oden is gone this season, someone is gonna steal him and he's gonna be a steal for someone. Also, this surgery is NOT on the same leg as the last micro surgery.
ITS THE BOWIE CURSE
Come on man, we all remember David Bowie and that one time when healthy got out and dunked on Gnarls Barkley.
Obviously I don't mean because of his age. We all see that its obvious his body can not take the pounding of being a professional athlete.
Sad sad day to be a Blazer. Best of wishes to the young man. As much as people will spread hate over this, it isn't his fault, it is his burden to bear and we all should be respectful of that.
That being said, this is Bowie 2.0, and it may even be worse.
There is plenty of time for Oden to figure it out. Grant Hill had an awful run of luck too, and he has come back to have a solid second career. Maybe the magical training staff in Phoenix can figure out Oden.
OldSkool, David Bowie unfortunately took the role of Ziggy Stardust rather than showing his amazing basketball ability. He told us about Fame, gave us the story of Major Tom to ground control, and had a China doll who told him "just you shut your mouth". Truly, he was a man "Under Pressure". Sam Bowie however, did play more games than Greg Oden thus far. But, as OldSkoolBasketball, you would know that. This really is sad. I was waiting and waiting for him to come back. The worst part about all of this is exactly as BothTeamsPlayedHard said, he has yet to get a chance to show what he has to offer as a player. I had already conceded that Kevin Durant obviously was the better pick in hindsight, but it kills me that Greg has gone through all of this. To those who said you predicted all of this before the draft, you are delusional. To those who ask if he is considered a bust and the most injury prone player of all-time, that is extremely lame. Greg is still only 22 years old, and he hopefully will play again next season. My guess for contract situation is that he may indeed just sign the tender. This would make him a UFA, and hopefully if he does play well, he gives Portland first dibs at re-signing him. For whatever reason, call me insane, I have faith in him coming back. With what he showed in his brief time playing, I think he could be a player worth having, even if it is for a few hopefully healthy seasons.
Yeah, David Bowie. I think he was drafted just before Montell Jordan, right? :)
and if i was oden i would just cut off my leg i would be damn frustrated
Oh well... Time to drop him off of my fantasy roster... This is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened to an NBA Player... I am hating him for this alone... You know, people like me expect GO to be having a bounce back year then down he goes... once again... Completely ridiculous...
I think Portland is cursed. I mean seriously their players stay getting hurt now that they are not the Jail Blazers
they are the Ailing Blazers.
Dude. I wanted this team to become Great ....
Lay off the man, he's 89 years old with 10 great grandchildren
well if there's a lockout next season then Oden gets a full year of rest. Maybe he will give the Blazers a discount since the team basically paid him to rehab. On another note David Bowie played 511 games in his career. Oden has played 82 in 4 seasons. I can't see him playing the same amount as Bowie.
@oldskool. Is David Bowie related to Sam Bowie?
I meant Sam Bowie. Don't know why I was saying David my bad.
being a blazer fan is rough..
Definately its tough for the Blazers all those injuries.
2 full years gone for Oden and 60 games last year due to injury.
82 games played so far in his career and 246 total will be missed in his career at the end of this season.
The Blazers really need Prybilla to come back healthy now even more.
I know this is no laughing matter, but the Blazers reminds me of the movie Final Destination. Should Nicolas Batum be scared?
we should keep batum in a bubble just so we know nothin can happen
First things first... My prayers go out to Greg and his family. I've known him, his little brother Anthony and his mother for awhile and devastated doesn't even express how they feel. A lot of people claim they're good people and blah blah blah, but I can really vouch for them. Oden comes from a great family. They're genuwine and give give give. His mother is always giving here in this area and volunteering her time. I never question God, but you have to wonder why this keeps happening to him. He's not perfect, but he's a humble and God fearing kid.
Second... I pray for the best possible outcome with his surgery and recovery. Not every microfracture procedure is the same. Some players have a few holes in their articular cartilage and some just have one. Some players have very deep holes and some have shallow holes. The reports are that Greg only has one hole. I pray that it's shallow. It's *TOUGH* mentally, emotionally and physically to bounce back from a surgery like this, but Greg has strong character and an amazing support system. I have no doubts he'll bounce back.
I don't understand it though. I don't get it. You don't just wake up with a hole in your articular cartilage and needing microfracture surgery... TWICE. There's nothing wrong with his body or bones. Other than the wrist injury, he was never injured prior to being drafted by the Blazers. He never had knee injuries or issues in high school or college.
His situation is VERY confusing. I know the Blazers organization is rushing to support their training staff, but I feel they've dropped the ball BIG TIME with Oden. Something isn't right.
I wouldn't feel bad for slapping the sh*t out of my grandma OR banging my sister in law.....but I FEEL BAD for Greg Oden.....
keep your head up greg im still rockin your jersey with pride
This could be a blessing in disguise the for Blazers; they could secure Oden long-term for a bargain price now because I doubt many teams will try and buy him out from under them. It also means they can begin to transition out of the Brandon Roy era (can't believe I'm typing these words) and start looking for another franchise player in the draft because they will likely be a lottery team this season.
Franchise PGs seem to be all the rage these days and a Selby, Knight or Irving would fit the bill nicely to eventually supplant Andre Miller. Blazers need to explode the roster and keep Aldridge, Batum, Oden and Fernandez intact, because the group as it stands is in "win-now" mode, which will never happen with Oden injured and Roy a shadow of his former self. I really feel for the Blazers, but they need to be bold now to avoid being stuck in the middle of the pack for years to come.
this dude is hardcore.....he loves the game so much he played with a freakin broken shooting hand in college....and dominated as a freshman....
He needs to hang it up and retire, which would be good for both he and Portland.
He needs to hang it up and retire, which would be good for both he and Portland.
David Bowie...classic. I remember that 360 he threw down while singing "Ziggy Stardust". There was glitter everywhere.
Tragic news for Greg and to recover from similar surgeries on both knees would be a huge effort before you consider that as a 7ft 280lbs plus guy you hopefully want him to be leaping up and down and turning quickly on court for another 10 to 12 years.
You would need to be a very brave or a very stupid GM to make a big offer to Oden next summer, I could see some team offering some sort of MLE with team options attached but any sort of big money long term deal would be very risky and Portland would have to consider whether to match any offer or not very carefully. Portland could almost be forced to match as if Oden did return and was successful as this would be a massive mistake but the flipside would be giving a contract to a player who has missed two full seasons and at least another two half seasons in the last 5 years.
With regards a potential lockout would restricted FA's just role over or might the player's Union argue if they did then all contract positions should role over from 2011-12 to 2012-13 as you would have say KG, Rally Allen at Boston as 2012 FA's and Boston being free to rebuild if they wanted to and saving all the money on KG's and Ray Allen's contracts and having the right to resign them if they wanted. Yet Oden, Jeff Green possibly etc could still be restricted FA's and their teams only need tend a qualifying offer.
There is no way that owners would want to honour 2011-12 contracts in 2012-13 but a compromise with the Player's Union might be that 2011 restricted FA's become unrestricted etc.