To me Oden’s situation is a little puzzling. On one hand we could be looking at a winning lottery ticket bought cheaply. On the other, if we bite, we could be the subject of future basketball sports bar trivia in the same sentence with Sam Bowie. Oden is an unproven entity who has yet been healthy long enough to prove himself in the NBA. Being injury prone is quickly becoming synonymous with Oden – whether he can last in the NBA environment is unknown. I’ll pass. If the Spurs feel they need a long range project and can get him for the cheap, Austin is only 60 miles away.
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