Greg Oden making progress in comeback effort, according to Deshaun Thomas


 

 

Free agent center Greg Oden is working out with 2013 NBA Draft prospect Deshaun Thomas, and apparently he looks amazing in workouts. Thomas provided a rave review on Oden's progress.

今年即將要參加2013新秀大會的羅賓森,在與自由球員歐登的練球過程中,感受到歐登有明顯的進步,十分驚訝。

 

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA since the 2009-10 season, but he's still working toward a comeback and may be making progress in his quest to return to the NBA. Oden, who is a free agent, has been helping Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas prepare for the 2013 NBA Draft, and Thomas thinks the former No. 1 overall pick looks great on the court (via The Oregonian):

這名昔日狀元因右膝骨折缺席了大部分09-10賽季的比賽,但他仍然努力試著找尋各種重返NBA的機會。同樣也來自俄亥俄州大的羅賓森,認為目前這位自由球員的狀態,如果還能可以再次參加今年的選秀大會的話,將依舊擁有成為狀元的資格。


    "Man, he looks unbelievable," Thomas said. "He's running, he's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he is 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."

「嗨,他現在的狀況,看起來真的很難令人相信。」羅賓森說著:「我能明確跟你說,他正處於蓄勢待發,減了體重,正緊鑼密鼓的鍛鍊自己,以一名七呎高的長人來說,他的狀況真的是好極了,我想妳們應該很快就能看到他復出。」

 

There are more than a few qualifiers to this report, however. Thomas is not an NBA scout or talent evaluator, "running and getting in shape" is not playing in a full-contact game against NBA top competition and both players belong to an Ohio State basketball family that probably wants to help each member in any way possible. Thomas tossed out a lot of superlatives in his sound bite on Oden, and perhaps that's the best thing he can do for a fellow Buckeye.

可是羅賓森並不是球探或是球員評估人員,光只是觀察跑步和重訓,是沒辦法可以確定歐登的身體恢復狀況,足已接受在到場上與其他球員的肢體接觸,根據一些報導推估今年選秀,羅賓森大概是在於首輪末段與第二輪前段之間,所以有可能拋出這消息,為了讓提升自己在選秀的名聲,以及保護俄亥俄州大的聲譽。

 

On the other hand, this isn't the first time we've heard about a possible comeback. Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant acknowledged the team's interest in signing Oden to a new deal back in February. At that time it was rumored that the Cavaliers were preparing to offer Oden a two-year deal with a team option for a third year. Nothing substantive ever materialized from that report, but now the big man is back in the news and the normal free agency period is rapidly approaching.

另一方面,這也不是第一次聽到有關於歐登即將重返NBA的相關消息。早在今年二月,克里夫蘭騎士總管葛蘭特,就坦承對歐登有興趣,並提出兩年與外加球隊第三年選擇權的合約,可惜後續卻沒有真正的簽約動作,但是現在這名大個子即將復出的消息,讓今年的自由市場更添加話題性。



If a team isn't willing or able to gamble big money of the oft-injured Andrew Bynum this summer, maybe they will take a chance and sign Oden to a smaller speculative deal. At the very least, it seems that Oden is still preparing himself for that type of opportunity.

假如沒有任何一隻球隊會在今年夏天在拜能身上做賭注的話,或許可以利用這個機會,簽下歐登做為較低風險的投資。至少歐登可以朝這個方向去與其他球隊洽談。

 

原文出處:http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/5/17/4340994/greg-oden-comeback-nba-deshaun-thomas

相關消息:http://deadspin.com/greg-oden-is-on-the-comeback-trail-and-he-looks-unbel-508191584

 

 

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