Greg Oden has never been able to stay healthy and because of that the Portland Trail Blazers decided to waive the former No. 1 draft pick.
Oden was blessed with an amazing amount of talent, unfortunately injuries never allowed him to live up to his potential. He’ll have a hard time finding another team until he proves he can stay healthy.
One source close to the situation told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that the Portland Trail Blazers were forced to waive oft-injured center Greg Oden — selected No. 1 overall in the 2007 draft over Kevin Durant — to help create sufficient roster space to accommodate all the players Portland acquired in separate trades with New Jersey and Houston on Thursday.