Originally Posted by Flipmode Master
If I were him and I'm trying to be unbias. I would go with the Spurs for a few reasons...You get to learn under Tim Duncan...two your expectations/minutes/role won't be nearly as physically stressing on the Spurs, and last and not least Popovich is a minute managing GURU...he has really got the rest thing down to a science. If I'm an injury prone center...thats where Im going.
Very good assessment. Yes, if I were a big and hoping to get my game back at a moderate pace, SA is the place to go. When the Spurs are home, Pop and his staff could work with him and if the Spurs go on a long road trip, Oden would be in Austin getting some valuable playing experience rather than sitting the bench. Watching and playing against the best power forward (who plays the post and lane) in basketball, some of Duncan tutelage would certainly rub off.