- Greg Oden fouled out of his first game...with 10 fouls.
- Asian Darko would have joined him, but after picking up 6 in the first quarter and 7 by halftime they didn't play him anymore.
- According to Jason Quick, none of the stats are relevant because they half ass it, and that's being nice.
- Martell Webster sucks (ok, not everything is strange down there)
Yes, I realize this sounds like rationalizing Oden's debacle of a debut. He certainly looked tired from the beginning and reached for everything and they were fairly legit fouls in every case. But keep in mind this is a league where Travis Outlaw has looked like one of the breakout stars in the league.
Some things I did like, obviously Aldridge is a great player. He could easily be the best player on the team this year. His game is exactly what I like in a PF, runs the floor, hits mid range jumpers when they're there but also can hit little hooks and cuts to the basket when the other guy is double teamed. Oden getting doubled and hitting a cutting Aldridge for a dunk is going to be a regular occurrence this year. I also thought Taurean Green looked like the best guard they had, certainly better than Sergio, who looked about as uninterested as Oden.
Overall, yeah, that was pretty much rubbish.