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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 02/22/2012 3:44 PM

    I think it is a good move to Waive Oden.  He has at least two years recovery ahead of him.

    Thoughts anyone!
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  1. Blazer247
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    Posted 02/22/2012 4:11 PM

    Wrong move.

    Armon Johnson goes first. Even with rehab, Oden has exponentially more potential to help us in the future then Armon does.

    Check out the lineups, with the most proven player/highest potential first, least is last:

    Guards: Felton, Crawford, Mathews, Nolan, Elliot, Armon (6th)

    Center lineup: Camby, (Pryz?), Thomas, C.Johnson, Oden (5th)

    So even if/when we get Pryz back, and even if none of our bigs have any injuries to deal with at any point (other than Oden)... I'd say it's a wash as to which one (AJ or GO) will actually see minutes in a Blazer jersey any time soon (lol), but Greg will still be way better for us down the road simply based on what we KNOW he can do.

    And the fact that even a mediocre guard (which is above Armon's level right now) is a dime a dozen, compared to a decent center being worth their 7-ft-tall weight in gold. There are hardly any true centers in the league, and even less that have the game Oden did when healthy. That's not a fantasy just because each one of us wasn't there to see it, he IS that talented. Really. And even with all of his missed games, he has easily contributed more to Blazer Wins than Armon ever could, unless AJ somehow breaks out and becomes the next Jeremy Lin (he won't)!

    Barring a supernatural event, Oden should still be wearing a Blazer jersey long after Armon Johnson has moved on.
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  1. freddead
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    Posted 02/22/2012 6:04 PM

    ya armon a less athletic jerrod bayless and he'll just never pan out at the PG spot especially now that nolans  smith is here who is already way ahead of him in development
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  1. postedbailblazers
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    Posted 02/22/2012 6:30 PM

    Well said Blazer 247.  The risk/benefits weigh out to keeping Oden over Armon.  They wouldn't have signed him at all this year if they were willing to waive him just like that.  We are so much more fragile in the bigs, we've got to keep everything we've got. 
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 02/23/2012 5:22 AM

    More importantly, Greg's expiring contract is a much more valuable asset in trade than is Armon Johnson
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