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Greg Oden
C - 7'0, 273lbs - 36 years old - 6 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2016 season
  • Birthdate: 01/22/1988
  • Drafted (NBA): 1st pick, 2007
  • Pre-draft team: Ohio State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 1st overall by Portland.
1st July, 2007NBASigned four year, $21,795,444 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
25th October, 2008NBAPortland exercised 2009/10 team option.
16th October, 2009NBAPortland exercised 2010/11 team option.
10th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Portland to a one year, $1.5 million contract.
15th March, 2012NBAWaived by Portland.
7th August, 2013NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Miami.
17th August, 2015ChinaSigned a rolling monthly contract with Jiangsu Dragons.
31st January, 2016ChinaReleased by Jiangsu Dragons.
Career Moves
2006 - 2007Ohio State (NCAA)
June 2007 - March 2012Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
August 2013 - June 2014Miami Heat (NBA)
August 2015 - January 2016Jiangsu (China)
Articles about Greg Oden

August 12, 2010

7) Joel Przybilla

- It's not that Przybilla can't play. He can. Przybilla has been a good player ever since he learnt to gets his rebounds per game average above his fouls per game average, and after six years with them, Portland know that as well as anyone. However, Przybilla is recovering from a broken kneecap, and while he aims to return for opening night, it might be a tough ask. And when Portland return to full health, Przybilla is struggling to find a role. With Greg Oden and Marcus Camby on board, and assuming both are fully healthy - an ambitious ask for both of them - Przybilla has no role to fit. It'd be great to keep him anyway, since you can never have enough quality size, particularly when you have such health concerns amongst your big men. However, Portland are also $2.4 million over the luxury tax threshold, even before Patty Mills signs. Prizz, as the non-core luxury excess veteran player thing, is the obvious candidate to be moved to help get them under it.

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June 27, 2010

Also, if you had to take Greg Oden instead of Kevin Durant when you already had Brandon Roy, as Jon Barry states, can we not use the same logic and say that the Bulls had to take Tyrus Thomas instead of Roy in 2006 because they already had Ben Gordon and Luol Deng, and just came off a season where P.J. Brown and Malik Allen shared the power forward minutes? Drafting for need in the top 5 picks does not make sense. If you have a top 2 overall pick, you are charged with the task of coming out with one of the best two players in the draft. The rest you can worry about later; that is your immediate aim. If you don't do that, you have failed. Because of all Oden's injuries, Portland seems to be being granted a mulligan for passing on the second best young player of his generation. And while Oden's injuries are of course a hugely significant factor in how badly things have worked out there, they also give the media a reason to deflect Kevin Pritchard criticism. They like that.

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January 28, 2010

It's days like yesterday that remind me of why I spent a good three weeks of my life making the anagram feature. Greg Oden's anagram is "engorged," and by Jove did that turn out to be fitting. In amongst the two hundred and seventy jillion jokes made about Oden's goods the other day, none seemed more apt than that.

The day Tayshaun Prince comes out as a lingerie model is the day I start worrying if those things are actually premonitions.

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