At that time there was no discussion on whether to choose Oden or Durant. We had Brandon Roy, and Greg Oden was seen as one in every five years kind of center. O'Neal, Duncan, Yao Ming, and it seemed that it was Greg Oden´s time.
"His physical was terrific. More impressive than Dwight Howard`s. You could see it in training sessions, how he dunked the ball... He had a spectacular physique. He was very broad and jumped a lot. His body, his face, ... he was very much developed, somewhat like LeBron. He was like a big LeBron James"
"He was very nice. And he was funny, somehow like Shaquille O'Neal. A very quiet, big and good guy."
At the end he almost became an attraction in the Rose Garden. He was always on his big crutches, people took pictures with him, asked him for autographs ... He was a hard worker. He could have dominated the league. He had very bad luck.
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