2. Greg Oden
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There was a hot debate during the 2007 draft on which player the Portland Trail Blazers would take with the first overall pick. Would it be Ohio State Buckeye Greg Oden or University of Texas Longhorn Kevin Durant? Both were dynamic players in college, and it was a matter of taking a big man (Oden) or versatile wing player (Durant). The Trail Blazers went with the big man with shoddy legs, which left the Seattle Supersonics to take Durant. Guess which team wish they had a mulligan?
Oden would miss his entire rookie season after microfracture surgery on his right knee. During his first full season, he would injury his left knee and miss the remainder of the season. Oden would eventually have microfracture surgery on the left knee. Usually one of these procedures would make it difficult for a player to have a prosperous career. Add in a second surgery and it was a wrap for Oden.