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Many ESPN.com readers expressed regret that they wouldn't see the No. 1 draft pick play in 2007-08. Others looked for silver linings, and a few celebrated the Blazers' misfortune.
he probably pulled a jerome bettis and "got hurt" after he signed
Two things. One, Amare Stodumire came back from this same kind of surgery, so it can be done. Oden is young and doctors are saying that the prognosis for a full recovery is good. Two, this is ALMOST like a San Antonio Spurs scenario with them getting Duncan. Imagine this. The Blazers suck...again. Not exactly hard to imagine, especially with them not having Zach Randolph anymore. They get another high (maybe number one) draft pick. Oden and the new high pick on the same team next year? It could happen.
Oden will be back, and I believe he will be back next year. This man has more Bill Russell in him than Sam Bowie. His injury seems to have been caught very early, and from all indications his knee was less damaged than Amare's was. Its sad that he has to miss the season. But he will be getting 3 blocks per game and 12 boards a night when he returns.
And so it begins ... Great news for Aldridge and Frye, terrible news for the Blazers. I predict a Yao Ming like beginning to Oden's career: promising, but injury filled if not completely injury riddled.
Hey, look, it's Kevin Durant dropping 30 on the Sonics' (current) Pacific Northwest rival en route to the rookie of the year award! Get used to it Blazers' fans. I'm not ready to call Oden Sam Bowie or anything, but it's def. moving farther in that direction.
yessss !!! im glad we (the Grizz) didn't get the first pick....yessssssssss !!!!! Thats what the NBA get for cheating the Grizz out the pick......Yesssssssssss !!!!
As a celtics fan, all i have to say is THANK GOD we didn't win the lottery!!