After being released by Portland last year following the need for another knee surgery, Oden has not ruled out an NBA comeback. He’s certainly young enough, but will his knees hold up? Oden has been working out and apparently looks good, according to an NBA prospect. Deshaun Thomas, formerly of Ohio State (and projected 2nd round pick), has been in the gym with Oden and has some high praises for the big guy.
However, it’s worth noting that they’re both Buckeyes, so Thomas’ portrayal may be skewed. Either way, this is encouraging.
“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.”
H/T: The News-Herald