“I have talked to them about the situation and going to the pros and what’s expected,” he said. 1 overall, ahead of Kevin Durant — signed a four-year, -million contract with Portland but had to sit out his first season because of microfracture surgery on his right knee.A foot injury delayed the start of what became his rookie season in 2008-09, but he played a total of 61 games for Portland, flashing his potential in a five-game stretch in January, averaging 16.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.It’s over.” Instead, he is back with the Buckeyes as a student coach, helping out the players and Matta any way he can.
Portland Trail Blazers’ Greg Oden stands with his cane during an NBA basketball game with the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday, Jan. Oden managed just 21 games in 2009-10 — including another five-game stretch in which he averaged 17.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 blocks — before a patella injury caused him to miss the rest of the season.He was there, having just led his Lawrence North High School team to three consecutive state championships. Basketball and had been showered with national accolades.Lawrence North High School senior Greg Oden is the 2006 winner of the Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Here we photograph Oden atop the Indy Star building on Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2006.Oden is enrolled this semester at Ohio State, a 28-year-old sophomore majoring in sports industry.Asked whether he’d play basketball again, he said, “I wish."Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim.