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Boston Herald May 26, 2017
Now Warriors' All-Star, Durant was once their 2nd choice

Now Warriors' All-Star, Durant was once their 2nd choice

Truth be told, Golden States former coach wasnt sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant.The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be better off getting a dominant man in the middle to shore up the defense in the 2007 NBA draft.Nelson thought the Warriors needed Greg Oden.That was 10 years ago, leading up to the heavily hyped draft in which the Oden-Durant debate raged throughout basketball. And now, as Durant leads the leagues most...
Hot Hot Hoops May 25, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #176-173

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #176-173

Today’s article features Greg Oden, Gerald Fitch, Terrel Harris, and Wang Zhizhi. 176. Greg Oden Greg Oden was born on January 22nd, 1988 in Buffalo, New York, and matured into a 7’, 250 lb. center. After one season at Ohio State yielded 15.7 points on .616 shooting, with 9.6 rebounds over 32 games, the Portland Trail Blazers chose him with the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. He then sat out what should have been his rookie season after microfracture surgery. Oden reported to camp for his “rookie” season 40 pounds heavier than advertised, around 290 lbs. appeared in 61...
Blazersedge May 10, 2017
Portland Trail Blazers’ Worst Draft Mistakes

Portland Trail Blazers’ Worst Draft Mistakes

Brad Stevenson of Fadeaway World makes his picks for the five worst draft decisions in Trail Blazers history. Nothing shapes the future of an NBA team like the NBA Draft, and few teams are as historically snake-bitten as the Portland Trail Blazers. Brad Stevenson of Fadeaway World took his shot at guessing the five worst draft mistakes in Blazers history. His selections for number one and number three are not surprising (Sam Bowie and Greg Oden, respectively), but his pick at number two is often forgotten. He argues that LaRue Martin in the 1972 draft, selected first overall, is a more...

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