The Greg Oden Watch "OFFICIAL" Thread...

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  1. 3RA1N1AC

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    I think the plan is to harvest his organ for the black market
     
  2. SlyPokerDog

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    I think the Heat are worried that if they win a title with him he'll want a Championship Cock Ring.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    He's too busy worrying about unnatural principal paid per annum rates, and their compulsory instigation of liquidity traps.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Word. He could honestly be the key to their next ring.
     
  5. Boob-No-More

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    The rest of his life might not be enough.

    BNM
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    As long as he doesn't wave his big black German helmet.
     
  7. jlprk

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    I can't wait to be thrilled watching him save them in the playoffs.

    It's a can't-miss investment. They can't miss wasting every penny they spend on him.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Guys guys. He won't be worth anything to them in the playoffs if he hasn't played in four and a half years. You think he'll suddenly be an impact player? Not gonna happen.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    You don't have to be an impact player as a Center in the playoffs to make a difference. Now if he gets winded on the way to checking into the game or snaps a knee getting off the bench that could be an issue.
     
  10. Natebishop3

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Is anyone else interested to see Greg Oden with the ref bias that comes with the Heat? He'll be unguardable.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Wow some bitter Ex-Oden fans here. The guy hasn't had contact in practice yet. That will be his first step and once he does that they'll monitor his recovery and get him ready to play in an actual game. That was the plan when he signed with the Heat, to take a slow time returning him to basketball game action and aiming for him to be a contributing player in the rotation by April.

    He had his surgery a few months before Derrick Rose who just returned to play this week. With Oden's history it would be stupid to rush him into play just to "get him on the floor" for preseason.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Rose should have returned last year. There was no medical reason for him to sit out as long as he did.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Making an impact and making a difference is the same thing. At least that's what I meant. The guy won't make a difference on the floor after being out for so long.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    You guys are forgetting how biased the refs are in the NBA. Oden with the refs on his side could be unstoppable.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    All they really need is a big body to keep Hibbert from dominating in the playoffs. They can match up just fine with everyone else.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    That's a quality post. Hopefully, it works out for them.
    Even considering the heartache of watching him pan out for another team, I think he has so much talent it would be a shame if injuries stop him from being the player we know he could be.
    Greg Oden when playing is a beast. Foul prone, injury prone, but on sheer size, talent, athleticism, he's an exciting basketball player.
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    That's why the Heat won the title with the fewest amount of Free Throws ever in a 7 game series.... ;[

    Look up some of this stuff before you complain, also the 2002 Kings had more free throws than LA in the aggregate. That's always interesting seeing people not complain about Shaq fouling out early in Game 5, in a game LA lost by 1.

    Rose got injured on a non-contact play and was very frail during his last season. I can't imagine this would be a good idea, I understand why he took his time.
     
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  18. Natebishop3

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    How about during the regular season?

    Are you seriously trying to say that LeBron and Wade don't get superstar treatment from the refs?
     
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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    The Heat started beasting in the Regular season with the addition of Birdman; Wade is a shell of himself now as well so don't worry.
     
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  20. BlazerWookee

    BlazerWookee UNTILT THE DAMN PINWHEEL!

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    Re: Greg Oden not playing in preseason?

    Yes, he will.
     

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