Published on 02-15-2013 10:08 PM
Will a return to Ohio revive Greg Oden's career?
Written by Sam Amico, FoxSportsOhio.com
It has been more than two years since Greg Oden last played in the NBA, but he never retired.
And when the former No. 1 pick makes himself available, people stand up and take notice -- scrambled eggs for knees or not.
Especially when that player is Oden, a 7-footer who once dominated the college game in his lone season at Ohio State.
Oden showed some serious flashes in the NBA, too. Portland selected him with the top draft pick in 2007, and in the rare moments of good health, he made an instant impact defensively. Also, in his final game with the Trail Blazers (Dec. 1, 2009), Oden snared 20 rebounds.
But, as you probably know, Oden has undergone three microfracture knee surgeries. He played in just a total of 82 games with Portland -- or the equivalent of one season.