As it's become painfully clear, the Portland Trail Blazers have undergone some injury issues this year. Some blame it on past moves, claiming we would be better off if we had picked Durant over Oden in the 2007 NBA Draft.
However, ladies and gentlemen, this cannot possibly be the case.
Let's look at it mathematically.
This season, we have had 2 (Two) season ending injuries, in the following players.
This means that we have lost two centers to season ending injuries. Two centers on our roster... minus two centers... is zero centers. We have zero centers.
What if I told you we drafted Durant instead of Oden?
Considering there would be no other changes to the roster, we would only have one center, Joel Przybilla, on the team.
One Center... Minus two centers... is... NEGATIVE ONE CENTER.
Never before in the history of the NBA has a team fielded negative one center, but if it weren't for the Greg Oden pick, that nightmare could have been a reality. Surely, with this pick, we dodged a bullet that would've destroyed our team's very core.
Thank God For KP.