Greg Oden’s play in summer league has ended. The complete details are on InsideHoops.com’s front page but basically he needs his tonsils out, and will miss the rest of the action in Vegas.
Oden struggled in the games he played, but no one takes that too seriously. Now, sure, it isn’t exactly a good thing to be lousy when playing against lots of guys that aren’t even in the league. But it’s all about adjusting to the way the game is played and the calls that get made.
At this point people aren’t expecting Oden to come into the NBA and dominate immediately. He may have to grow into it. But the thing with him is, he’s one of the rare centers that people believe actually does have a legit chance at eventually dominating the position. Initially he may just be a really good defensive and rebounding center who can finish everything around the rim with a nasty dunk. And then develop from there.