Greg Oden was supposed to take the NBA by storm as a dominant big man in a league that has been lacking in stellar center play following the era of David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, and Shaquille O’Neal. However, his career was derailed before it even began, and his 82 games over the course of a career that spanned from 2007 to 2012 is just enough to make for one whole season on the hardwood.
At this point, Oden is remembered more for what could have been, or as the bust drafted ahead of Kevin Durant than anything he ever accomplished on the court.
Although injuries devastated his career, he is attempting to make a comeback and “looks unbelievable” according to Ohio State draft prospect Deshaun Thomas. The fellow Buckeye said that Oden has been training relentlessly and appears to be in great shape. Such a comeback would be a great story, and a number of teams, including the Heat, Mavs, Spurs, Cavs, Pacers, and more, could be interested in signing the big man to a low-risk one year deal.