By all accounts, Greg Oden has had an unfortunate and unavoidably disappointing NBA career. Taken No. 1 overall by the Portland Trailblazers (before Kevin Durant mind you), his career has been plagued by horrible knees and nagging injuries.
A rare true center prospect out of Ohio State, Oden has yet to play a full NBA season, with his most being 61 games played during the 2008-2009 NBA season. Most recently, he was released by the Trailblazers who officially decided to move on from the ailing NBA center.
After undergoing microfracture knee surgeries (three surgeries in five years) on both knees in the offseason, it appears he may one day be ready to return to the hardwood.
But an NBA return is questionable, at least for now, but also not totally improbable. Here are a few of the options that Oden should weigh while thinking about his future.