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Heed your consultant's warnings!

Updated: September 15, 2010, 3:39 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby

Simmer down, Portland Trail Blazers fans. Yes, your franchise could have drafted Kevin Durant instead of Greg Oden. And yes, Jeff Ma -- the math whiz behind the card-counting, casino-busting MIT blackjack team in "Bringing Down the House" reportedly had a team consulting gig in which he told the club's decision-makers to do exactly that.

Still, that's no reason to be upset.

Back when Portland was deciding to use the top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft on either Oden or ...

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