Don't count Oden out yet 

September, 13, 2007
09/13/07
5:34
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It would be easy to blast the Portland Trail Blazers today, to say they blew it by picking Greg Oden over Kevin Durant. But I'm going to resist that urge and call for patience.

Not on the Blazers' part, but on our part.

Let's wait before we call Oden "The Next Sam Bowie," before we declare him a bust, even before we say he'll never be a superstar.

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