Greg Oden: Painters Canvas, Puzzle Piece or or a Walking Dead Man
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  1. Stumptown Fan
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    Posted 11/22/2010 12:14 AM

    I used to view Greg Oden as a canvas upon which all other pieces were painted. This team may have been Brandon's the last few years, but it was built around Oden. Without Oden, many of the pieces just don't seem to mesh. For example, LaMarcus is the perfect compliment to Greg Oden. However, without Greg Oden in the mix, LaMarcus struggles to fill GO's shoes and is forced to play out of his comfort zone. Lets face it, at this point in his career LA is a stretch 4 - not a post up power forward. If Greg were healthy there's no telling where we would be right now. Unfortunately he's not. If there were ever a time to temper our expectations that time is now. Today, we must face the reality that GO is no longer the key cog we envisioned him to be. I still think we should try to sign him for next year, but we need to look at him as a piece to the trailblazer puzzle. With that said, I have a few questions: Can anyone think a trade that might make the team more cohesive? Do you think we should keep GO? If we let Greg walk do we keep LaMarcus or do we seek out a power forward who can bang in the post? Can we win in the playoffs without a post player like Oden? Any thoughts?
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  1. Bertram
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    Posted 11/22/2010 1:16 AM

    LaMarcus' post game has improved greatly this year comparing to the other years. Thankfully he's finally doing it, but still he's not yet at the level where he's a dominant post player. As far as how the team is built,  we are in a transition process now. Like you stated this team was built around Greg Oden. With that said it needs to start being built more around Brandon's strengths.

    What this team needs is a better bench. Rudy does not fit this team at all anymore, something has to be done with him, but also his 3 pt shooting ability is much needed on our team because we are not a great shooting team this year, but are an effective 15 feet and in team.
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