why not gamble for Greg Oden??

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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    I think Oden is done. That said he's worth a gamble, so if he's not on our team there's a reason. Ainge is a gambling man so he would not over look this. It's not like you've thought of something he hasn't...
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    according to foxports this morning (sorry no link) Oden is "looking forward to becoming a gym teacher." That should tell you all you need to know about his knees and career. Odd isn't it that Portland now has made two of the biggest pick 1/2 draft blunders in NBA history? Taking Sam Bowie instead of MJ, and Oden instead of Kevin Durant? I think that should prove the adage "draft for talent not need." 
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    In Response to Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??:
    according to foxports this morning (sorry no link) Oden is "looking forward to becoming a gym teacher." That should tell you all you need to know about his knees and career. Odd isn't it that Portland now has made two of the biggest pick 1/2 draft blunders in NBA history? Taking Sam Bowie instead of MJ, and Oden instead of Kevin Durant? I think that should prove the adage "draft for talent not need." 
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    Young talent with old mans knees.  You can't blame Portland on this one.  Great talent that translated beautifully to the NBA game.  You just can't foresee 4 quick knee surgeries.
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    for the minimum, not the BAE

    save the BAE - it might come in handy
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    It may be worth the risk gambling on Oden for vet minimum pay. He may never regain his true form, but he may eventually be serviceable for 15 or more minutes of back-up duty per game. Celtics can put Oden through rehab in Boston just as they did with Jeff Green. Incidentally, the Celtics gambled on a hobbled Bill Walton (many seasons ago) and this paid off with a championship.
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    word going around was that portland mistreated oden's first comeback, and then his second.  the owner, some piker, was known to cut corners and the allegations have been made that there should have been better attention given to oden.

    all that being said, oden could well be a guy who could get a career ending injury inside an antique shop in cambridge.  but you HAVE to sign him for vet min and see what he's got.  if he panned out into 10 minutes a night this year or even nothing and solid backup center (hard to come by) even after this year for the next five years, it's worth the gamble.

    people have said danny's a gambling man.  i don't like many of his gambles.  he has gambled the entire store that

    1) KG can run 30 a night at the 5 and then we can just fudge it playing small ball the other 18-20 a night- we did this last year and got outrebounded and BEAT ON routinely.  we had no glen davis on hand who could play the 5, was young, and did intangibles like help defense and hustle.  you need to have MORE than just collins and oden could be that- this year or in the coming few years

    2) melo is a legit nba big man and danny probably is "gambling" that he's worthy of meaningful minutes- this is a laughable long shot for the last part

    3) sullinger will be ready to log 15 minutes a night this year and not cost us by mistakes.  this is also a LONG ODDS gamble by ainge. 

    4) collins can contribute anything beyond 5 minutes of sledge hammer hacker ball a night....   that's all he's done recently.  and danny's also gambled that collins will rebound at an acceptable rate, something he's NEVER done- so we take kg off the floor and there goes all our reboudning once again.  at least steamer coudl block some shots in between making mistakes.  collins is such a downgrade over steamer it makes me sick
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    Agree with you 100%, Big Ticket.  Give Oden our 2-year BAE.  He can warm his behind on our bench while he recovers from injury.  The worst thing that can happen is that we will waste our BAE for the next two years.

    If he is healthy and servicable two years from now and depending on our salary cap situation, we can either give him our full MLE for one year or pay him what money we have under the cap.  Either way, we will have his full Bird rights by 2015.
     
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    Re: why not gamble for Greg Oden??

    Talking to Oden now might be a good idea, but do not sign him until right before preseason so that his knees get another 6 weeks to heal.

    He is worth the gamble of the vet minimum just because he is 7'1 and a true center.
     
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