In this installment of our Rookie Retrospectives series, well be analyzing the play of former number one draft pick Greg Oden
. A year and a half removed from hearing his name called ahead of Kevin Durant
s, Oden has settled into his role as the Trailblazers starting center, despite the significant setbacks hes suffered since then. After losing all of last season to microfracture surgery and the first two weeks of this season to a foot injury, Oden has seen enough action to warrant a reevaluation of where he was and a more thorough analysis of where hes going. Though he wont find himself in the conversation for the Rookie of the Year Award, the fact that he is back on the floor and getting the reps he needs to improvewhen hes not stricken with foul troubleis a great sign for a Portland team that is expecting big things from him in the long-run.