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C Greg Oden (Student Coach)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Yertle, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    If I were him I know he feels like he owes it to Portland but I'd get out of there and try somewhere else. That training staff either has the worst luck with players or isn't very good.
  2. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ambitious but rubbish.

    What a shame. So much potential.
  3. The big fella just can't get a break, can he? And of course nobody will ever let me live down that I thought he'd be a dominant center.
  4. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    Greg Oden has microfracture surgery

  5. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Poor Greg so much potential yet his body can't carry it. I don't think it's ever going to get better for him at this point. However at least it didn't happen while he was at OSU. He's made some money and had his surguries paid for and performed by the best.
    ScarletBlood31 likes this.
  6. NFBuck

    NFBuck Colavito's Curse.

    Sam Bowie carved out a respectable career for himself after missing much of his first 4-5 years due to knee problems. Hopefully, Greg can do the same.
  7. Bucky32

    Bucky32 Senior

    Even more impressive is the fact that Bowie escaped from the shadow of being picked ahead of Jordan.
  8. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    This is the silver lining in all of it. It's a shame that Greg will probably never get a chance to live up to his potential, but at least the guy got a chance to cash in on his potential and get picked #1. He's made significantly more money already than a lot of very successful businessmen make in their entire lives, so he'll be fine. It just has to be extremely frustrating and disheartening for him to work so hard and constantly have all of it go to waste.
  9. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Cool is a rule but sometimes bad is bad

    Not really, they still talk about that to this day. Mike and Mike were discussing it this morning. Now Oden has Durant as his Jordan....
  10. Jake

    Jake Run the damn ball!

    On what planet? I've heard it twice already this morning along with Oden/Durant comparisons.

    If I'm a 7 footer and Portland has the top pick I'm staying in school. At least money should never be a problem for Oden, having collected $20 million already, but I'm sure he wanted to actually play.
  11. bucknut522

    bucknut522 Freshman


    Feel bad for Greg. Was an amazing Ohio State player. I was excited to see him play in the NBA at full recovery.
  12. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator
  13. Tlangs

    Tlangs Owner of the Tressel Jacket

  14. 614

    614 Columbus Over Everything

  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Cavs need to take a flyer on him. If he doesnt make it, he doesnt. They now have 4 of the top 40 picks in this draft. Pick up Oden and see if they can strike gold. If they don't there are younger players going to be on the roster with those picks coming up. They need a sharp shooter, a center/power forward and quality depth. Anthony Davis will definitely be on the radar. If Greg could find a way to get healthy enough to play, the Cavs would be a great spot to fit in.

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