If Oden stays four years at OSU, I'm not even sure how good of a college player he becomes. I'm not convinced he ever stays on the court long enough to make a true impact.
Lakers looking good. Even without Andrew.
Spurs are 5-1 now. Just read today how happy Popovich is to have such a deep bench to work with.
Oden is not just "potential"... he's a really good player... when healthy. Yes, he's never healthy, I understand that. His offensive game isn't dominating, but still quite efficient (61%). Defensively though, I'd say he is a game changer. 2.3 BPG in just under 24 minutes.
Oden at his best.... have we seen it? Has he ever been healthy? He's either injured, rehabbing, or fresh on the court from an injury. I think a healthy and in game shape Oden would put up something like 16 ppg (around 60% FG) 10 rpg 3-3.5 bpg. Which still might not be enough to pick him over Durant. It's just hard to consider players busts when they are just injury prone but have played well with the opportunities that they've had.
As for the Bowie comment.... sorry, Durant isn't on MJ's level.
LeBron and Kobe are in that generation and both are far better.
And, just behind Durant are players that may be just as good-- Blake Griffin and John Wall.
Durant is good-- all NBA good, for that matter. He may even be HOF good. But he's not a generational talent.
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Sweet win for my Jazz tonight in Miami. Paul Millsap does not suck.
Jazz win again! After coming back from 22 last night in Miami they come back from 18 down in the 3rd to be Orlando in Orlando.
In other news John Wall becomes the youngest player in NBA history to mess around and get a triple double. Pretty impressive.
Looks like the Blazers might find out this year how good a pick Oden ends up being as it's looking like Roy may be done for the season. Pryzbilla comes back in 3 weeks and Oden a month after that. Come January, it will be hard for any team to score 90 on the Blazers.