Originally Posted by hwliuLAP
you could be right
I didn't personally watch that game, I only watched the IU OSU game
in which he did a great job on Ds not so much on the offense
my point is I do think he will become one of the best player in NBA
but right now with all the hype that he gets
it shadows other players who deserve the credit
and he is practically untouchable if you want to make a case that he played bad
it's kinda like Kobe is always right for taking every single shot that he took
and why is he always in foul trouble, he was in foul trouble early on for the IU game too
but I guess Oden is going to be more untouchable then any other players in history
Only 3 games he was in foul trouble. And all 3 games teams werent punks/sissies and attacked him. Just keep attacking the fellas and trying to draw contact. It worked. And it wasnt the big men moreso the guards who drawed the critical fouls that sent him to the bench in games.
He does get a lot of hype. Sports media fault because they see a legit Center with skillz and as you know the one position in the league that is suffering is the Center spot. The sucky part about being overhyped is that expectations are incredibly high and at times unreasonable.
As far as playing bad Oden has his moments...not perfect by any means but his lack of scoring isnt because he lacks an offensive game. He's not getting touches and he is shooting with his offhand. Offensively he isnt the best Center or big man in the game by any means.
Oden should be getting atleast 12 shot attempts per game. We'll see come March how he progresses offensively.