NBA Lines News – Greg Oden Done In Portland?
Greg Oden hasn’t played a regular NBA lines game since December 5, 2009 and things have only gotten worse for the former number one pick.
Denver Nuggets (6-5) At Portland Trail Blazers (7-5)
10:30 PM ET
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Rose Garden, Portland OR
At just 22 years old, Oden is scheduled to have his second microfracture surgery in his young professional career this week Friday and will miss the entire 2010-11 NBA lines season.
Standing 7’ 0” and weighing in at an agile 285 pounds, Oden was touted as a freak athlete entering the 2007 NBA Draft. He averaged 15.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and over 3 blocks per game as a freshman at Ohio State – no doubt solidifying his status as one of the premier basketball prospects the NBA has seen in years.
However, his professional career has been marred with injuries. After missing his entire rookie season due to a knee injury, Oden played in 82 games from 2008 to 2010 before suffering a second knee injury on December 5, 2009 while attempting to block a shot against the Houston Rockets.
Now, Oden’s third knee injury, all but solidifies the Trailblazers decision not to sign their young prospect to a contract extension after his rookie deal expires next summer.
To make matters worse for Portland, all-star guard Brandon Roy will be out at least for the next two nba lines games with his own knee problems.
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