Greg Oden Aims to Have a Big Year

by August 27, 2009
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G.O. says next season is a huge one for him, and most observers would agree: “After sitting out what would have been his rookie year following knee surgery, Oden endured another injury last season. He performed well at times for the Portland Trail Blazers, but did not dominate consistently as a top pick is expected to do. ‘This is going to be a big year,’ he said earlier this week before heading back to Portland to prepare for training camp. ‘Everybody comes in and has that first year, that get-used-to-the-league year. But you have to break out in your second year. You have to, and that’s what I’m looking forward to.”‘