June 2011 - The Sporty Mouth

Will Greg Oden and Yao Ming Return to the NBA and can they Stay

Will Yao Ming and Greg Oden ever play basketball again and if so for how long? Portland picked up Oden’s option of 8.8 million dollars, and it automatically started me to ponder the future of the both often-injured centers.

It was admirable that the Trailblazers exercised the option on Oden, but the NBA is all business. Therefore, Portland thinks he has a future in the NBA. It would be great that Oden can return and have a long productive career in the NBA. Yao Ming unlike Oden has shown he can play at a high level; however, he is often injured like Oden. Ming is trying to make it back from injury. Oden has never played a full season since being drafted number 1 out of Ohio State in 2007.

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