What happened to greg oden?

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The story of Greg Auden

This name is very familiar to all of us. A man who had to go through a lot to still do his favorite thing, namely play basketball. Gregory Wayne Auden was born on January 22, 1988, in Buffalo, New York. At the age of 9, he and his family moved to Indiana. Greg attended Lawrence High School, also playing for the school team.

In 2006, he entered the Ohio State University, where he became the main center of the student team. In 32 college championship games in the 2006-2007 season, Greg averaged 15.7 points and 9.6 rebounds, as well as 3.3 blocks, 0.7 assists, and 0.6 steals per game. For an 18-year-old guy, the figures are very decent.

His skilful game of rebounds, blocking shots, as well as physical abilities, could not leave him unnoticed. At this age, he was considered one of the most promising centers in the United States.In 2006, he was awarded the Naismith Award for the Best High School Player of the Year, as well as the Mr. Basketball USA Award

In the 2007 NBA draft, Auden was the first player to enter the NBA, helped by the Portland Trail Blazers. By the way, the second in a row through this door was Kevin Durant, who also had the opportunity to be the first, but fate ordered otherwise. Durant went to the then-Seattle Supersonics, now the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unfortunately, this is where Greg's problems started.

During pre-season training in 2007, Auden injured his right knee and was forced to miss his entire rookie season due to surgery.

He made his NBA debut in the 2008-2009 season. He played in 61 games that season.

An average of 21.5 minutes. he averaged 8.9 points and 7 rebounds, with a 56.4% shooting percentage. Greg had one big problem, he couldn't keep up with the pace of the NBA, and his opponents took advantage of it, easily picking up fouls on him. The end of the season for Auden was also not very successful, another injury as a result of which he has to miss the rest of the regular season.

In the playoffs, Auden did poorly, scoring only 5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16 minutes of playing time, with a 52.4 percent performance. In my opinion, this is not unexpected. He simply did not have time to get the optimal shape and game rhythm.

Auden started his next season as the starting center. In the first 21 games, he scored 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 23.9 minutes. game time, improving their performance compared to last season.

On December 6, 2009, in a game with the Houston Rockets, he suffered a fractured left kneecap in a collision with an opponent and was out for the rest of the season.


Apparently, they did not want this young player to become what many experts, including the management of the Portland Trail Blazers, considered him to be. Injuries, which literally seemed to be lined up, prevented the player from showing his full potential.

Auden is forced to heal the injury and miss not only the rest of the 2009-2010 season, but also the entire next season. Greg had undergone another operation and seemed to be on the road to recovery, but no. On October 27, 2010, Auden's agent announced the club's refusal to renew the contract with him. As a result, Greg Auden becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the 2010/2011 season.

On November 20, 2010, team officials announced that Greg Auden had undergone new surgery for a microfracture in his left knee and would miss the entire 2010-2011 season.

You know, when I think about all this news, I just lose all my thoughts and words. I can't find a decent definition to express how much fate was turned away from this player.

On March 15, 2012, Auden, who was missing another season due to health problems, was released from the Portland team.

In May 2012, Auden announced his intention to skip the 2012-2013 season to focus on recovering from injuries.

I think any team would love to have a healthy Greg Auden in their squad. In January 2013, several teams expressed interest in signing Auden for the 2013/14 season. Namely Miami, Pelicans, Sacramento, San Antonio, Atlanta and Dallas.

On August 3, 2013, it was announced that Auden had chosen the Miami Heat. On August 7, a 2-year contract was officially signed, with an option for a second season.

On January 15, 2014, Greg Auden made his first appearance on the floor in a Miami Heat uniform. He played 8 minutes against the Washington Wizards, scoring 6 points. It was his first game in 5 years.


As a member of the Miami Heat, Auden spends an average of 8.4 minutes on the floor, scoring 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds with a 50.0 scoring percentage.

I would really like to see injuries stop bothering this player. So that he can get in good shape and finally show himself in all his glory. After all, he recently turned only 26 years old. He still has everything ahead of him. And the potential of this player is very large. I am glad that he moved to Miami, because this is a great team where great players are gathered and where he can not only develop his potential, but also if fate is "favorable" to him, then become the future for this team.

All I have to do is make sure that Greg can enjoy basketball again and make us happy with his game.
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Portland center Greg Oden underwent surgery on a broken kneecap that he injured in Saturday's game against Houston. This injury knocked out the basketball player for the rest of the season.

Portland center Greg Oden underwent surgery on a broken kneecap that he injured in Saturday's game against Houston. This injury knocked out the basketball player for the rest of the season.

Auden fell to the floor holding his knee midway through the first quarter after colliding with Aaron Brooks.

Greg was selected number one in the 2007 draft, but has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. The center missed his debut season after surgery on his right knee. Last season, he missed 20 weeks when he broke a bone in his left knee. Last offseason, Auden lost weight and started the new season, averaging 11.7 points and 8.8 rebounds.

"He did everything this summer to prepare himself for the new season," Portland head coach Nate McMillan said of Auden. "Greg has come back and shown that he has a lot of potential. You always hope that such things don't happen. Greg was just beginning to show what he could do. I hope he recovers and gets in shape."

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