Evaluating Greg Oden in His Real Rookie Year

Posted: 20th November 2009 by Brian D. in NBA
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If you think about it, this is really Greg OdenÆs rookie year. That may seem strange, since he was drafted two years ago and actually played last season. However, when it comes to evaluating his potential as a young player, heÆs really a rookie. After all, this is the first time Greg has gone into an NBA season after having an entire summer to work on his game.á For that matter, itÆs really the first time heÆs been able to work on his gameáin anyáoff-season since the summeráafter his junior year in high school. That was 2005. Remember, Oden had off-season surgery on his right wrist in June of 2006.á He had surgery on his knee in the summer of 2007, and wasnÆt cleared to play basketball until just a few weeks before the 2008 training camp.á He wasnÆt even cleared to run until ju ...

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