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bholly
12-05-2012, 11:34 PM
Chris Haynes ‏@ChrisBHaynes
Nicolas Batum says yesterday he had dinner w/former #Blazers Greg Oden. Batum says he looks good & is planning a return to NBA next season.

so dope. would be amazing if it worked out.

JJ_JKidd
12-05-2012, 11:46 PM
He should just forget about it. Im sorry.

justinnum1
12-05-2012, 11:46 PM
miami

SINCESTARBURY25
12-05-2012, 11:48 PM
Either the Suns or the Heat. If healthy I would love him to be on the Knicks

As a back-up to Chandler. Idk if he can play the 4 very well never watched him since he has been hurt as long as I can remember.

Mr.Nate30
12-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Spurs should take a look

SINCESTARBURY25
12-05-2012, 11:56 PM
Spurs should take a look

Every team should. You cant teach size.

Mile High Champ
12-05-2012, 11:58 PM
Every team should. You cant teach size.

Also can't play if you don't have healthy knees.

RealLiveBear
12-06-2012, 12:05 AM
Brandon Roy 2?

THE MTL
12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Every team should. You cant teach size.

It doesnt matter, this guy has spent more time rehabbing than actually playing basketball. He hasnt played basketball in over 3 years!

Greg Oden should give it up. Go down as a player who had all the potential in the world and got struck hard by injury, but dont try to comeback and ruin any potential good thoughts remaining about you.

Teeboy1487
12-06-2012, 12:08 AM
Spurs, Heat, and Boston should be looking at him. Low risk High reward. Also maybe the Lakers if Dwight leaves.

tredigs
12-06-2012, 12:10 AM
It doesnt matter, this guy has spent more time rehabbing than actually playing basketball. He hasnt played basketball in over 3 years!

Greg Oden should give it up. Go down as a player who had all the potential in the world and got struck hard by injury, but dont try to comeback and ruin any potential good thoughts remaining about you.

Definitely the losers/defeated mentality here. Obviously he would know best what an uphill battle it is, and so long as he is not risking his mobility for the rest of his life (even if he is, his choice to go down fighting), I see no reason why he shouldn't chase his dream.

I'll wish him luck, I think he'll need some.

PC
12-06-2012, 12:12 AM
I always thought it was a foregone conclusion that he would at least attempt another comeback

NYKNYGNYY
12-06-2012, 12:13 AM
Doubt it'll work out , look at brandon Roy ...but I wish him well , I feel bad for him , imagine being that good at basketball its your lifelong dream u get picked first overall and then you deal with what he has dealt with ...at least he's now rich and never has to work again

ChitownBears22
12-06-2012, 12:17 AM
It's not like his knees can get any worse. Might as well try and play. He is still fairly young and the league is in need of big men.

bholly
12-06-2012, 12:17 AM
Definitely the losers/defeated mentality here. Obviously he would know best what an uphill battle it is, and so long as he is not risking his mobility for the rest of his life (even if he is, his choice to go down fighting), I see no reason why he shouldn't chase his dream.

I'll wish him luck, I think he'll need some.

Absolutely this. The stupid sportscenter narrative view of sports is bad enough as it is usually - but it's just the worst to suggest a guy should give up on the dream because he's worried about what he's going to go down in history as. So dumb.

metsfan99999
12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Also can't play if you don't have healthy knees.

That's why he said take a look, not give a contract. Given Oden's unique combination of size and talent every team in the league should scout him and get him evaluated by their medical staff.

GunFactor187
12-06-2012, 12:20 AM
Should test his game in the D-League first to see if he can REALLY go again.

THE MTL
12-06-2012, 12:22 AM
That's why he said take a look, not give a contract. Given Oden's unique combination of size and talent every team in the league should scout him and get him evaluated by their medical staff.

How much of that talent remains though? He's had to have lost >50% of athleticism after all the surgeries and recovery periods. He never really had the opportunity to polish his game at all.

Oden would come back as a raw nothing of a player. A good NBA comparison would be Desana Diop.

THE MTL
12-06-2012, 12:23 AM
Should test his game in the D-League first to see if he can REALLY go again.

D-league? Hell, lets see if he can play in the park first.

Anji
12-06-2012, 12:39 AM
I would Oden a contract right now. Hope the knicks kick the tirers and it's not like we need him to start.

stawka
12-06-2012, 12:45 AM
Definitely the losers/defeated mentality here. Obviously he would know best what an uphill battle it is, and so long as he is not risking his mobility for the rest of his life (even if he is, his choice to go down fighting), I see no reason why he shouldn't chase his dream.

I'll wish him luck, I think he'll need some.

Very well said. Agreed with everything you just posted

Ebbs
12-06-2012, 01:02 AM
I'd wager it goes slightly worse than Roys

OldStyleCubbies
12-06-2012, 01:15 AM
Hometown 'Cers...

VinceCarter
12-06-2012, 01:32 AM
Doubt it'll work out , look at brandon Roy ...but I wish him well , I feel bad for him , imagine being that good at basketball its your lifelong dream u get picked first overall and then you deal with what he has dealt with ...at least he's now rich and never has to work again

Unless he's like the many other athletes who know absolutely nothing when it comes to holding onto a fortune :facepalm: Imagine how many people who are responsible enough could benefit from all the millions of dollars athletes like Allen Iverson and Antoine Walker have blown. :sigh:

waveycrockett
12-06-2012, 01:35 AM
He wont be able to play more than 15-20 minutes a night with his knees. Backing up Brook Lopez would be perfect for him. Come to Brooklyn Greg!!

JEDean89
12-06-2012, 02:41 AM
would like to see what he still has left. he was young enough during those surgeries that there is a chance he can still play.

DumDum
12-07-2012, 01:22 AM
miami should stay away from him let the spurs have him

Mr_Amaziing
12-07-2012, 03:34 AM
It would be funny if Okc sign Oden, They'll have both 1st n 2nd pick.

XJW18
12-07-2012, 04:27 AM
Definitely the losers/defeated mentality here. Obviously he would know best what an uphill battle it is, and so long as he is not risking his mobility for the rest of his life (even if he is, his choice to go down fighting), I see no reason why he shouldn't chase his dream.

I'll wish him luck, I think he'll need some.

Great post x2.

He115ing
12-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Never happening.

Jesse2272
12-07-2012, 03:52 PM
I think its time to move on Oden

shame

Hellcrooner
12-07-2012, 03:56 PM
He should try to play in europe first .
Less games, less minutes per game, 3 or 4 days of rest between games and see how his body goes before trying to get back to the wear and tear of Nba.

jmoney85
12-07-2012, 03:57 PM
a lot of people here telling him to give up.... **** that... keep working until you get back

king4day
12-07-2012, 03:58 PM
I think there's no question the Suns take a look. With how well Jermaine O'Neal looks this year (could start on many teams right now), Oden has to be encouraged by that.

iam brett favre
12-07-2012, 04:08 PM
I feel like I've seen this thread for the past 3 years.

topdog
12-07-2012, 04:12 PM
I think there's no question the Suns take a look. With how well Jermaine O'Neal looks this year (could start on many teams right now), Oden has to be encouraged by that.

I am really surprised more players don't target Phoenix for their comebacks for that very fact. They seem to know something that other teams don't.

Mcdoh
12-07-2012, 04:24 PM
great.. just don't go bowling.. :D