Will Greg Oden ever step on the court and play for The Miami Heat?

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Greg Oden last played professional basketball in the 2009-2010 season when he put in 21 games for the Portland Trailblazers. He has signed a two-year deal with The Miami Heat, the second being a player option. If he suits up for by Christmas it will be over 4 years since he last stepped on the court.

"I'm not going to sit and here and say I'm 100 percent," Oden said in published reports. "I am feeling good, but I have a lot of work to do." Oden said in published reports.

Oden has undergone three microfracture knee surgeries and numerous other medical procedures since being drafted in 2007.

Will Greg Oden play for The Heat?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
No, Oden will not play a single minute for The Heat. 10
Yes, Oden will play before the conclusion of the 2013-14 season and/or during the playoffs. 5
Yes, Oden will play before the All-Star break of the 2013-14 season. 3
Yes, but Oden will not play until the 2014-15 season. 1
Yes, Oden will play on opening day of the 2013-14 season. 0


Clay, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:06 (four years ago) Permalink

not play a single minute

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:08 (four years ago) Permalink

- In sixth grade, Oden underwent surgery to repair his hip . Following the surgery, one leg was then longer than the other, resulting in his unusual gait which is often misstaken for a limp.

- His senior year of high school, Oden underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his wrist , an injury that kept him out until December for his freshman year of college, after which he helped push his team to the NCAA Championship Game, only to fall short.

- On September 13th, 2007, during preseason before his rookie season, he underwent microfracture surgery to repair his right knee. He would miss the entire 2007-2008 season.

- Oden managed to return from his first microfracture surgery only to have Andrew Bynum land on his foot on October 28th, 2008, injuring it . He would miss only two weeks, though.

- Then on February 13th, 2009, he bumped knees with Corey Maggette and chipped his left patella . It was the first injury sustained to his left knee and he missed three weeks due to it.

- He recovered from that and 2009-2010 was set to be his year. He was looking very much like finally the player he was supposed to be. Then on December 5th, 2009, he landed without contact on his left leg, and badly fractured his left patella . His recovery was projected to take him right up until training camp of 2010.

- After missing training camp, preseason, and the start of the regular season , and after saying he wouldn't return until he was 100% healthy but that he could still be an impact player and that he was not a bust, it was announced on November 17th, 2010 that Oden would undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee and would miss the entire 2010-2011 season.

- On February 3, 2012, Oden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

- During the operation, further damage to the articular cartilage was discovered, and Oden underwent his third micro-fracture surgery.

Clay, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Yes, Oden will play before the All-Star break of the 2013-14 season.

only because this option includes the possibility that sometime during the first quarter, his legs will fall off.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Following the surgery, one leg was then longer than the other, resulting in his unusual gait which is often misstaken for a limp.

problem

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:12 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i was going to include the "Yes, he will play, but he will die on the court" option but it felt cruel in its likelihood

Clay, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:12 (four years ago) Permalink

http://static03.mediaite.com/sportsgrid/uploads/2011/12/oden.jpg

Clay, Tuesday, 6 August 2013 00:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Dude will not play a single minute

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 6 August 2013 04:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Worst case is he gets injured in practise and never sees a minute of game time. Best case is he averages about 3 minutes per game over the course of the next season. I think he probably got some close scrutiny from Heat doctors before they pinned $2 million onto his shirt, so they do expect he'll see some game time. I'm betting he can make it out of training camp and comes off the bench briefly at about twenty games into the season. I know he's motivated.

Aimless, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't even let him walk until the minute they want to play him, just wheel him over to the bench to check in.

Hooks on Phoenix worked for me (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:53 (four years ago) Permalink

he'll play, probably starting around christmastime. juwan howard found some garbage time minutes for them

k3vin k., Tuesday, 13 August 2013 22:54 (four years ago) Permalink

juwan howard found some garbage time minutes for them

juwan howard got starters minutes for portland after oden's kneecap went boom, so they might want to keep the man around.

Clay, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:31 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

kevin otm

J0rdan S., Sunday, 29 September 2013 00:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 30 September 2013 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

I think ILH was off its form on this one.

Aimless, Monday, 30 September 2013 19:22 (four years ago) Permalink

No, Oden will not play a single minute for The Heat.

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yesterday
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVgIsD8CYAIkJzt.jpg

fit and working again, Wednesday, 2 October 2013 22:45 (four years ago) Permalink

some things never change

Clay, Thursday, 3 October 2013 10:38 (four years ago) Permalink

He'd be pretty stupid not to ice them.

Aimless, Thursday, 3 October 2013 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Should just get ice packs implanted in his knees.

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 3 October 2013 19:25 (four years ago) Permalink

note hes not just icing, hes icing while watching practice

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 October 2013 19:26 (four years ago) Permalink

he's not even icing, thats just what his kneecaps look like now

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10 of us otm

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 17 October 2013 05:01 (four years ago) Permalink

"This has been three years for me, as long as it's no surgery, it's OK," said Oden, who last played in an NBA game in 2009. "This is going to be a long season, I'm going to get there."

this guy makes me so sad

lag∞n, Thursday, 17 October 2013 16:23 (four years ago) Permalink

My post was the most optimistic one on this thread and that was predicting he'd only average 3 minutes per game as the very best case imaginable. The question isn't if he'll contribute meaningful minutes. We all know he's cooked. He knows it, too. This is all about a kind of redemption, proving to the world he is willing to do whatever it takes to play. Yeah, it's sad, but he needs this to happen.

Aimless, Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:26 (four years ago) Permalink

seems like a really nice dude. I dont begrudge him for trying. nice of the heat to let him do it on their dime, too. haha

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 18 October 2013 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

sucks that its all caused by his legs being different lengths cause of a botched surgery in high school

lag∞n, Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:21 (four years ago) Permalink

that and the gigantism

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:24 (four years ago) Permalink

and being really big

lag∞n, Saturday, 19 October 2013 01:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Q: Has Greg Oden scrimmaged 5-on-5 since last Monday?

Spoelstra: "There's no new updates with Greg. He's doing work every day."

Q: But has he scrimmaged 5-on-5?

Spoelstra: "There's no new update. He's getting work every day. He's making progress."

http://touch.sun-sentinel.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77901396/

Clay, Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:05 (four years ago) Permalink

does preseason count

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 October 2013 01:11 (four years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix64QPX7xY8&feature=player_detailpage

proof of the existence of ghosts

Clay, Thursday, 24 October 2013 01:47 (four years ago) Permalink

ugh he's still so top heavy

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 24 October 2013 01:48 (four years ago) Permalink

cool he can still dunk

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 24 October 2013 02:22 (four years ago) Permalink

refs didn't have the heart to call him for a walk on his first play

twist boat veterans for stability (k3vin k.), Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:07 (four years ago) Permalink

amazing that he's just 25, in addition to literally looking 45 it's seemed like forever since he's been on the court

twist boat veterans for stability (k3vin k.), Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:08 (four years ago) Permalink

upper body of a 25 year old, knees of a 95 year old, face of a 55 year old

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:04 (four years ago) Permalink

this guy makes me so sad

― lag∞n, Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:23 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark

admire ur restraint, u were the guy going durants the truth in 07, oden aint shit, u could gloat now - but such gentle humanism from lag∞n... damn

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 24 October 2013 04:16 (four years ago) Permalink

this is why ilhoops is a gentle oasis in the desert of unchill haters that is ilx

shiny trippy people holding bandz (m bison), Thursday, 24 October 2013 10:33 (four years ago) Permalink

lol he looked so shook blowing on his hands over and over

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:23 (four years ago) Permalink

just thinking abt ades comment and its understandable that teams would want to take the center over the wing even tho durant was p obvs a generational talent, i mean it was the wrong decision but its understandable, but then just thinking like the blazers gave oden a check up before they drafted him, they knew one of his legs was wildly shorter than the other which is really well known to cause all sorts of injury up and down the body, and they still drafted him, that is insane

lag∞n, Thursday, 24 October 2013 14:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen this much excitement about a normal dunk since a girl did it.

polyphonic, Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Will Greg Oden ever step on the court and play for The Miami Heat?

does preseason count

By the terms of the thread title, it would appear the answer is yes.

Aimless, Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

preseason def does not count and i will tell you why, everyone involved in greg getting that one min playing time admitted that he wasnt nearly game ready and it was just for fun, ie it wasnt real playing time cause it wouldnt have happened in a real game, also it doesnt count cause it wasnt a real game, might as well give him credit for scrimmages or practicing free throws

lag∞n, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 17:10 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

he played

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:56 (four years ago) Permalink

how the hell are the Heat losing by 32 to Washington in the 2nd quarter

frogbs, Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:57 (four years ago) Permalink

https://vine.co/v/hL2LdUXDVUm

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:59 (four years ago) Permalink

he looks good, seriously. moving well.

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:26 (four years ago) Permalink

hell be out for the season by the end of the 3rd, dead by tomorrow rip greg

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:29 (four years ago) Permalink

but then he'll return as zombie-oden and pulverize hibbert in the eastern conference final.

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:37 (four years ago) Permalink

I truly hope this isn't just some bi jackson with the white sox shit

christmas candy bar (al leong), Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:57 (four years ago) Permalink

BO Jackson, christ. Although...

christmas candy bar (al leong), Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:58 (four years ago) Permalink

the untold story

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 January 2014 01:59 (four years ago) Permalink

I want him to be good but at the same time f the heat so I'm cool with him sucking or maybe even like spraining a wrist or something minimal

Spottie, Thursday, 16 January 2014 06:34 (four years ago) Permalink

the untold story

― lag∞n, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 8:59 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

lol

Hungry4Ass, Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:11 (four years ago) Permalink

haha

Spottie, Thursday, 16 January 2014 07:12 (four years ago) Permalink

still sticking with "No, Oden will not play a single minute for The Heat."

hang son doong (am0n), Thursday, 16 January 2014 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

lol Spottie

Nhex, Thursday, 16 January 2014 20:44 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.minus.com/ibqRe4xwxiZ6rO.gif

, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Irony is that people thought that both players in that play might never step foot on the court again

, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 11:00 (four years ago) Permalink

his elevation wasn't outstanding, but his timing was spot on

Aimless, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 18:16 (four years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

hello

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo7uJekCEAAdctp.jpg

moullet, Saturday, 31 May 2014 14:03 (four years ago) Permalink

i thought of this thread when he was lumbering around on the court, picking up a foul on an overexcited block and jackson and van gundy were arguing about if he was ever a good #1 pick
felt like the definition of garbage time but hey, he's wearing the hat now

Look at this joke I've recognised, do you recognise it as well? (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 31 May 2014 14:17 (four years ago) Permalink

So, how many minutes per game did he average in the regular season? and in the playoffs?

put 'er right in the old breadbasket (Aimless), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

2013-14 Regular Season 23 gp 9.2 mpg
2013-14 Postseason 1 gp 5.0 mpg

fit and working again, Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:25 (four years ago) Permalink

ty. seems like a fairly light contribution for the money, but it's about 3x what the most optimistic ilhor (me) predicted.

put 'er right in the old breadbasket (Aimless), Saturday, 31 May 2014 18:31 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOHqTOcG658

, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 12:53 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

cut today from the jiangsu dragons roster, "Oden's inability to catch on with the Dragons likely signifies the end of his professional basketball career."

best of luck, old man

claythebadposter (Clay), Tuesday, 2 February 2016 06:05 (two years ago) Permalink

uh oh

Kirk Goldsberry ‏@kirkgoldsberry 2m
LeBron/Oden pick and roll looks like a real thing

Mike Prada ‏@MikePradaSBN 2m
Man, LeBron/Oden pick and roll. He looks spry.

netw3rk ‏@netw3rk 2m
ODEN LIVESSSS

― lag∞n, Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:06 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Dean Oliver ‏@DeanO_ESPN 2m
NBA: Uh oh. Greg Oden looks like he could be another top 10 player. Not quite on same pg w/teammates yet. But he's looking good.

lol everyone calm down

― lag∞n, Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:08 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nomar, Tuesday, 2 February 2016 06:24 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.oregonlive.com/nba/index.ssf/2016/02/greg_oden_cut_by_chinese_baske.html

the saddest detail:

Blazers Edge first reported the news, based on a Reddit post that cited a Chinese-language NBA message board.

nomar, Tuesday, 2 February 2016 06:26 (two years ago) Permalink

he had like one good quarter when he signed with the heat for a minute

Spottie, Tuesday, 2 February 2016 06:26 (two years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/2016/10/27/greg-oden-m-still-trying-figure-out-my-life/92845362/

'Oden is enrolled this semester at Ohio State, a 28-year-old sophomore majoring in sports industry. When asked if he'd play basketball again, he said, "I wish. It's over."'

kubler-ross does it again

Clay, Friday, 28 October 2016 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

wow can he not get a good gig overseas?

Spottie, Friday, 28 October 2016 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/18022504/greg-oden-says-remembered-biggest-bust-nba-history

"I'll be remembered as the biggest bust in NBA history," Oden told Outside the Lines. "But I can't do nothing about that."

nomar, Friday, 11 November 2016 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

god I just want to hug this guy sometimes

frogbs, Friday, 11 November 2016 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

such a mope

Spottie, Friday, 11 November 2016 18:06 (one year ago) Permalink

i wish him well on his journey of discovering what to do with the $30m he got for playing 100 basketball games, it cant be easy

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 18:19 (one year ago) Permalink

i wish him well as long as he figured out his anger issues and never hurts another woman again.

Spottie, Friday, 11 November 2016 18:37 (one year ago) Permalink

fair

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 19:21 (one year ago) Permalink

being roughly 7 feet tall and instantly recognizable to millions of people, and having a reputation as the sport's biggest washout, is not going to be emotionally simple to deal with, even with 30M dollars to ease the pain. as for physically assaulting a woman, that is obviously a much different issue and much less forgivable.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Friday, 11 November 2016 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

kinda unfair to call guys who washed out cause of injuries busts imo

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

true. as I said far upthread, he was willing to do massive amounts of surgery and rehab to be able to play. his body just broke down way too soon. but even being the object of pity is definitely poisonous to one's mental health.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Friday, 11 November 2016 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah i mean ppl can be all fd up in the most privileged of situations, his while not perfect isnt so bad all things considered imho, which isnt to say hes undeserving of sympathy just that his outward circumstance doesnt look too shabby to me

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

it prob wld be uncomfortable to be that huge and recognizable tho

lag∞n, Friday, 11 November 2016 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

also he is lebrons dad

lag∞n, Saturday, 12 November 2016 00:20 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

"Basketball-wise... I would love to keep on playing but I think you need to be able to run up and down the floor?"

removed from the rain drops and drop tops of experience (ulysses), Monday, 13 February 2017 16:16 (one year ago) Permalink

praying that Jabari Parker doesn't wind up the next Oden

frogbs, Monday, 13 February 2017 16:30 (one year ago) Permalink

ACL tears are a different beast.

Spottie, Monday, 13 February 2017 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Damn! I saw this revive and wondered morbidly if it was an RIP revive.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Monday, 13 February 2017 20:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Still think he had gigantism and they covered it up

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:49 (one year ago) Permalink

wld be p incredible if portland drafted a known giant with uneven legs

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 01:51 (one year ago) Permalink

By "they" I mean oden's agents/family

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Boban has to have acromegaly right

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:02 (one year ago) Permalink

but the blazers cldve tested for it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

due diligence for a guy who at 18 looked like lebrons dad and all

lag∞n, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:12 (one year ago) Permalink

in the northwest we grow up with the stories of paul bunyan and do not fear gigantic men

Clay, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 02:18 (one year ago) Permalink


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