Ford: Greg Oden Was a Top 10 Worst Pick of Decade


ESPN's Chad Ford lists the top 10 worst draft picks of the decade (Insider). Darko and Kwame top the list and Blazers center Greg Oden finds himself in 9th place... ------------------------------- 9. Greg Oden, Portland Trail Blazers, No. 1 overall in 2007 -- over Kevin Durant This may be very premature, but after Oden went down with his second season-ending injury, the question has to be asked: Did the Blazers blow it when they drafted Oden over Kevin Durant? The short-term answer is a definitive yes. Durant has turned into one of the most dominating scorers in the game. Oden, by the time the season is over, will have missed two of his first three seasons with injuries. The long-term answer is a little harder to ascertain. Oden was beginning to look worthy of that No. 1 pick early this season before the injury. If he can find a way to stay healthy, he still has the size and defensive instincts to be a great NBA center. But with so many questions swirling around his long-term health, it's becoming impossible to justify picking Oden over Durant. ------------------------------- -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter PS Thanks to chrischa in the FanShots who beat me to the punch.