The other day, the Portland Trailblazers finally cut their center Greg Oden.
The 2007 No. 1 overall draft pick played 88 games in his career thus far, a phrase likely two words too long.
In four seasons, he only played part of two games while his legs and feet suffered seemingly every possible injury as soon as he stepped on the court.
Oden’s name will forever be a byword for bad decisions and failure in professional drafts, next to Ryan Leaf and Sam Bowie. “Busts.” Stupid picks that spectacularly didn’t work out for their teams.
Of course, in both of those examples, it’s not just who was selected but who wasn’t.