Fantasy spin: Oden surgery impact

Updated: September 14, 2007, 9:22 AM ET
By Keith Lipscomb | ESPN.com

If not for bad luck, Greg Oden would have no luck at all. At least when it comes to staying healthy, that is.

The worst-case scenario for Oden and the Portland Trail Blazers became reality when exploratory surgery for the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft turned into microfracture surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee. Oden missed the beginning of his only season at Ohio State with a fractured wrist, and while he demonstrated great toughness and work ethic by playing through ...

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