Greg Oden puts Portland home up for sale
Former No.1 pick Greg Oden is putting his Portland home up for sale, according to a report from Chris Haynes at CSNNW.com. The decision signals an end to a tumultuous four-year stretch with the Trailblazers for the oft-injured center, who is currently out for the season after undergoing his fifth knee surgery in his NBA career.
Oden has played in only 82 games in four years, and is widely considered one of the biggest busts in the history of the NBA Draft, drawing comparisons to injury-plagued Sam Bowie, who was selected ahead of Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft. Reigning scoring champion Kevin Durant was selected directly after Oden with the second pick.
Oden had tantalizing talent coming out of Ohio State, but has not been able to overcome multiple injuries to both knees. The 7-foot center has averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in his short career.
The Ohio native will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, but still has months of recovery time after undergoing an unexpected second microfracture surgery on his left knee in February.