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Thread: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

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    OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    If you were a NBA GM and these two declared at the same time, who would you take?
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    It's hard to say. Different positions. You could build a franchise around either one of them, but the NBA seems to be a guard driven game these days. But what do I know. I usually just watch the college games.

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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    Depends on what my team already has. If i'm the GM of my favorite team (Pacers), I'm picking Oden.

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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    I picked Oden, because the game demands big men with excellent skills. While ORH is right that the NBA is more guard oriented(Kobe, Wade, LeBron), its the big men that set teams apart and win championships(Tim Duncan and Shaquille ONeal).
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    You build dynasties around GREAT Centers. For all the Shaq hating that has gone on over the years, his teams have either won, or been runners up for the title what 6 or 7 years? Tim Duncan, Kareem, Wilt, etc The list goes on.

    Guards can only do so much on defense. A great Center is also a tremendous rebounder and shot blocker.
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    I love good big men but I think I'd take Mayo over Oden. The game doesn't necessarily revolve around the big man any more. Kareem only won world championships when he had great guards (Oscar and Magic). Look how many titles Jordan won without a great center. I don't think big men are as projectible as guards are anymore. You might have some 7 footer who dominates in high school and college but when he gets to the NBA, he's just another stiff. Look at what LeBron is doing in the NBA. Pretty much what everyone expected him to do when he got there. He hasn't won any championships yet and I don't know if he will but that's not because he's failed to live up to expectations.
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
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    Do we have an out of context winner?

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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRightHander
    Do we have an out of context winner?



    Seriously, I would take Oden. But I would always evaluate each decsion independently based on the people involved. If the big guy didn't possess the mix of attributes Oden seems to have (maturity, athleticism, mobility etc to go along with the obvious - size) then I would re-consider.
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    I take Oden every time. Asides from Jordan, every team that has won an NBA championship has had a dominant big man. Sure, it's more of a guard-driven league now, but that's just b/c skilled big men are at such a premium. Look at all the truly elite teams; most of them are driven by big men.
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    Re: OJ Mayo or Greg Oden

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
    I take Oden every time. Asides from Jordan, every team that has won an NBA championship has had a dominant big man. Sure, it's more of a guard-driven league now, but that's just b/c skilled big men are at such a premium. Look at all the truly elite teams; most of them are driven by big men.
    Exactly.

    I view big men in the NBA like I view pitching in baseball. Sometimes it might not work out, but its something you have to take a risk on.

    And its not like I havent heard of Mayo either. I've seen him play several times in Kentucky and am going tomorrow night to the game in Huntington.
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