I'm like one of the few optimistic Blazer fans. It's been a cascading waterfall of shit talk over here. These knee surgeries are pretty routine, and they're not the microfracture witchdoctor spell which caused Oden to miss entire seasons. Regardless, it was doubtful he was going to see the floor this year anyway after a "setback" in preseason.
When healthy, Oden is a force. He's trying hard to get back there, and I don't see this as an opportunity to say "hit the road jack". The Blazers have spent a long time trying to get Greg going, and if it ever does, the Blazers will cause teams all kinds of problems in the painted area.