It is no secret that a comeback is in the cards for former number one draft pick, Greg Oden. For countless months now, we have heard about the progress of his ailing knees and the rumors of teams interested in the services of the big man.
According to former Ohio State teammate and potential 2013 draft pick DeShaun Thomas, “Man, he looks unbelievable,” he said at the draft combine. “He’s running. He’s lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he’s ready to go. He’s running, getting in shape. I’ll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that’s all he does, running and getting in shape. He’s looking right.”
Oden is now working out in his hometown of Indianapolis along with Thomas. Bob Finnan of the News-Herald said that Oden’s workouts have been something else.
Clearly, this is good news for a lot of NBA teams in need of a center, not just Oden. Although he has played just 82 career games after being drafted ahead of Kevin Durant in 2007 and has been out of the league for almost four years, he will still be just 25 years of age until midway through the season.
Oden hopes to make a return to the NBA in 2013-2014 for one final try at resurrecting a disappointing career as of now. As the days go on and the news continues, it seems like it is more and more promising that the former number one pick may be able to make a return to the association, this time to stay.