Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Oden's Summer League Likely Over

Jason Quick of The Oregonian reported this morning that the Blazers have made the decision to have Greg Oden have his infected tonsils removed after attending the ESPYs on Wednesday.
A final decision hasn't been made on the surgery -- Oden said he wants to talk
it over with his mother first -- but it appears likely that he will fly to
Portland for a tonsillectomy late in the week, immediately after he takes part
in a taping of the ESPYs award show in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The team and
Oden's camp expect recovery to take about two weeks.

This news means Oden and Kevin Durant, the top two picks in the Draft, will not have their first head-to-head matchup in Sunday's NBA Summer League finale. It also probably will only increase the scrutiny on Durant. He and Oden have been *the* stories of the NBA Summer League.