Could the disappearing No. 1 pick Zion be the next Greg Oden?
Zion is averaging 25.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, shooting 60.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three-point range since his debut in the NBA as a super rookie. His stats and violence are truly impressive.Since entering the NBA in 2019, Zion has played a total of 85 games, with an attendance rate of about 38 percent. The Pelicans have not played a game this season, and there is no specific timetable for his return.Now he has grown into an All-Star starter, a popular guard and a competitive team leader.When it comes to zion, who disappeared for a long time, and oden, the Portland Trail Blazers’ center, many people will think of them. Both of them are no. 1 talent picks who struggled in the first three seasons.Review, auden’s career as a prime level is likely to stay in the era of the NCAA NBA player, he was in the university with the full name of the paint at the friction on the ground, personal greatness can pin the draft Du Xiaoshuai durant, there is no suspense to become champions, over the years back was indeed can still brag about perfect moment in life.After entering the NBA, Oden was directly injured in the first year, the second and third seasons did not play much time, after the third season was completely sick, and then was eliminated from the NBA, it is sad.To review, Oden had a combined attendance rate of 34 percent in his first three seasons.Given his attendance figures over the same period, fans were worried that Zion might go the way of Oden.This possibility is not big, the author in this article will be combined with sports medicine and the strength of the players to slightly analysis, for your reference.Let’s start with The problem of Alden. Alden is lucky and unlucky.Oden had an excellent static frame for a traditional post man, a good round trip for a big man at the time, and an early maturity in the post and rebounding skills, which combined to make him a college king and make people wonder about his future in the NBA.The problem, however, is that in giving Oden his gifts, god actually took something away from him.Oden was born with long legs, and the force on one side of his knee was uneven. Oden’s playing style in the inside at that time matched his large body, and the wear on the knee was quite large, which was destined to be difficult for Oden in the future, but what we saw at that time was his bright side.What’s worse, the college medical team didn’t help oden figure it out. When oden played with a knee injury, it was assumed that it was just fatigue, and oden played a lot of games with the injury.Oden’s knee was about as sore as it could get during his summer as the No. 1 pick waiting to play for the Blazers, and that’s when he first found out his knee was so swollen that he had to undergo minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and sit out his rookie season for a year.A lengthy layoff doesn’t solve Oden’s problems, and the Blazers have been at the bottom of the league when it comes to surgery and rehab for the big man.After his first major knee surgery, oden’s knee was ready to play, but it softened a bit, which made his uneven foot worse and his hip and knee injuries irreversible over time.Looking back at Oden’s career, he peaked in the NBA about a year and a half after he was able to play from 2008 to 2010.During that time, he averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in about 22 minutes per game while shooting 58 percent from the field.He was averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 blocks PER36.Only, oden would pick up 4.3 fouls in just over 20 minutes.That’s partly because he’s been out of the game for so long, and partly because oden is actually a little bit stuck.Oden essentially ended his NBA career in 2009 when he collided with Aaron Brooks on his surgically repaired knee while playing for the Rockets.Between 2009 and 2012, Oden had five more surgeries on his knee, mostly to keep injuring and cleaning up small bone fragments.Oden has been plagued by a natural handicap and a serious knee injury. Zion’s situation is different, but it’s not exactly rosy at the moment.His most troubling problem is the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot.Last offseason, Zion broke his fifth metatarsal bone and will undergo minor surgery. He is expected to be out for eight weeks before the start of the new season.However, after recuperating from his first surgery, Zion was already practicing for the new season when he broke his fifth metatarsal again.The problem was, it was the offseason, and it was just practice level intensity that caused Zion to fracture again.Zion didn’t have a history of injuries at that position before last season, and what happened last season?In his first season, Zion played at the traditional power 4, making a living at the rim, using his size and explosiveness to bounce opponents and score at the rim.In his second season, the Pelicans decided that a player of this caliber needed to play more with the ball, so they took away lonzo’s ball and started him working on spot-up 3s,Vacant possession to zion, to play the ball forward, often outside the three-point line to open the basket, zion do get, in ultra high BMI, body is tie-in rare explosive force, again tie-in have two down son IN&OUT disguised under the condition of dribbles, zion as suicide bombers chariots of explosive cutting are difficult to block, personal data soared, shooting also is surprisingly high.The problem is, after such a high-consumption season of impact, just one season later, Zion’s fifth boner is not working.From a sports medicine perspective, problems with the fifth metatarsal are usually caused by too much pressure during the pedaling, and this area has a low blood supply. The fifth metatarsal base and the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal are prone to nonunion or non-healing, and are prone to relapse.A problem with the fifth metatarsal can affect the ankle in the long run, since it’s easy for athletes to shift their efforts to accommodate the metatarsal.Many Chinese fans will be impressed by yao’s first major injury in the NBA.Back in the middle of the 2005-06 season, Yao broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in a game against the Utah Jazz, and a steel pin was inserted in place.Before this, Yao Ming’s season is 82 games, 82 games, 80 games, the body is relatively slim, playing style belongs to the middle and early agile, before the most serious injury is eyebrow fracture and paronychia.Since then, Yao has appeared in 48 and 55 games, followed by an arch reduction in the summer of 2009 to increase the loading area on his calcaneal and metatarsal bones and minimize the impact of his old boning injuries.Unfortunately, after a variety of efforts, Yao Ming’s NBA career extension effect is limited, or early retirement.The first major injury that resulted in a long truce was a broken fifth metatarsal;They also face choices about weight management.So, in terms of first major injury and solution, Zion is more at risk of becoming the next Yao than the next Greg oden.So the options for Zion and the Pelicans are pretty obvious. Either let Zion give up his ball-handling game, go back to the power 4 he was in his first season, and reduce the amount of running and ball-handling he lost.Either that or zion would have to lose weight and a lot of weight so he could continue to play as a ball-handling power forward.At this point, it’s a safe bet that no matter how things change, Zion will probably struggle for a while after coming back and struggling to match last year’s numbers.