(NEW YORK) -- While Portland Trail Blazers fans may cringe whenever they see Kevin Durant drop 30 points a night, former Trail Blazers center Greg Oden still has dreams about making it back to the NBA.
Going into the 2007 NBA Draft, Oden was considered perhaps the best center prospect to come around in decades. Portland made him the number one overall pick in the draft, passing up forward Kevin Durant, who was selected second overall by the Seattle Supersonics. Oden has been devastated by numerous injuries and never fulfilled his great potential.
"If it happens, it happens," Oden told the Tribune-Star in Indiana. "I've got to move on with my life. I know I want to play basketball. If I can't physically play basketball, then I've got to move on ... I've still got to wake up tomorrow. I've still got to live. One day, I'm going to want a family and I've got to provide for them. So if basketball doesn't work out, you gotta keep it moving."
Oden has played in just 82 career games and averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. Meanwhile, Durant has led the NBA in scoring the past three seasons.
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