Portland, Deftly Lowering Expectations Around Oden

by December 03, 2008

“[Nate McMillan] spent the past year insisting that Oden devote himself to only four things: working hard, learning how to set screens, defending the basket and rebounding. ‘If he focuses on those things and not ‘dominating’ or ‘being an enforcer,’ as people want him to be, then your potential and your skill will take over and you’ll be able to have an impact on games,’ McMillan said.”