- Chad Ford, ESPN Senior Writer
The news that Greg Oden will likely miss the season with microfracture surgery in his right knee is a disaster for Oden, the Portland Trail Blazers and the NBA.
But there's also a silver lining here for almost everyone.
Oden is a great kid with a big heart. When I was able to visit him in Indiana and speak to him on other occasions before the June 28 draft, his humilty and self-deprecating humor were captivating.
The Greg Oden injury news is sad but not entirely bad for the Portland rookie, his team and the league, writes Chad Ford.