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Oden an omen

October 30, 2008 - Neil Rudel

Our NBA fantasy season, now in its 17th season, has resumed.

Draft night was held Monday, and I was thrilled to get Portland second-year rookie Greg Oden in the fifth round. The room/other 14 general managers went quiet when I picked him, usually a good sign.

Then I flipped on Colin Cowherd on Tuesday morning. He was talking about how injury-prone Oden has been and how Portland fans shouldn't get their hopes up. I turned him off.

Sure enough, Oden plays 13 minutes in the opener and gets hurt.

Now I see he's out 2-4 weeks.

This is not my idea of fantasy.




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