Oden fouls out in summer league debut

Oden fouls out in summer league debut

Postby Radner on Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:06 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Greg Oden's foul troubles followed him to the NBA.

The Portland Trail Blazers center, the first overall pick in last month's draft, picked up three quick fouls in the opening three minutes of his professional debut Friday night in the Las Vegas summer league and fouled out with 10 fouls.
"It's amazing," said Oden smiling. "I usually get thrown out after five."

League rules allow 10 fouls before disqualification.

"It's a different game (in comparison to college). They call it different," Oden said. "There are a lot of things you can't do with hand movements and hand checks."

Portland trailed by double digits for most of the game as Oden was a non-factor in a 74-66 loss to the Boston Celtics. He had six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes.

"I couldn't get into a groove tonight," he said. "There's always a lot of pressure out there because of who you are."

Oden, who battled foul trouble during his only season at Ohio State, had four fouls in the first half and was limited to four points in eight minutes. His woes continued in the third quarter as he picked up three early fouls, including an offensive one for pushing off, in the opening 2:59.

The 7-foot, 250-pounder showed his potential late. He drew sympathy cheers for hitting a jumper with five minutes to play and followed with a monstrous block, but was hardly the force inside Portland expects.

"He's been under the weather the last week or so. This is the summer league and we want guys to come out and play," said Portland coach Nate McMillan. "There were four or fives times when we couldn't get the ball to him in the post."

I know it's only summer league but this is just funny. I sure hope it's not a sign of things to come. :man10:

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Postby Showtime is Magic on Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:23 am

:man10: 10 fouls :man10:
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Postby nicehair911 on Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:14 am

Showtime is Magic wrote::man10: 10 fouls :man10:

In 20 minutes? That's Mihm status!
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Postby Tragic on Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:15 am

Showtime is Magic wrote::man10: 10 fouls :man10:
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Postby CrazyLikeCatfish on Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:38 am

Wow he reached 10, lol. 3 in the first 3 minutes?!
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Postby LUUUKE on Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:56 am

almost had a double double in his debut :man10: :man10:
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Postby Paul on Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:44 am

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Postby High IQ on Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:10 pm

what? :man10: :man10: :man4:
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Postby L4L on Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:16 pm

24 Fouls per 48 miuntes...

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Postby winstonemby on Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:57 pm

Big baby was abusing him on the post

in terms of good news for Portland, Aldridge was hitting midrange jumpers, and putting in post moves left and right, getting positioning for boards. Aldridge is looking like a Chris Bosh type player.

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Postby SirLaker on Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:50 am

nicehair911 wrote:
Showtime is Magic wrote::man10: 10 fouls :man10:

In 20 minutes? That's Mihm status!

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Postby Abnormal on Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:33 am

do it Mitch !!
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed ... MJ#23


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Postby revgen on Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:02 pm

Today he played better but still came close to fouling out with 9 fouls.
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Postby winstonemby on Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:27 pm

13 pts, 5 reb, 4 blk, 9 fouls

Not too bad besides the fouls

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