Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Video: Offseason workout

I'm going to squeeze all of these clips together to enhance your viewing pleasure, but in the interim, I'll provide all four as separate clips. It's raw, but I think you'll enjoy it.

By the way, the alley-oop in the third clip is filthy.







14 comments:

cougs201 said...

Oden looked utterly exhausted throughout that workout. It seemed as if he was going half speed the whole time, but you he showed glimpses of how he can completely overpower and dominate when he is in shape and has the energy.

JohnVM said...

more, more, more... Now I know I'm a Blazer addict.....

coolness said...

can you please tell ODEN to not rest on his knees during dead balls, im kinda worried he will put to much pressure on it with his big upperbody

Q-nine said...

oden's looks as if he's limping a little and favoring his right knee. Right after he had that alley-oop dunk. Please tell me that i'm seeing things.

Hopeful in Portland

Matthew said...

Q-Nine:

You're seeing things.

Greg said after the workout that he felt no pain in either knee. He's gonna be good to go.

derftron said...

q-nine,

Dude, you are seeing things. I watched the video about 5 times and saw nothing wrong (other than Steven Hill stuffing one of Oden's dunk attempts)

Very encouraging stuff. The alley oop super dunk is especially encouraging because he really had to leap to get that one, and shows he has gotten his hops back somewhat.

blazerfancan said...

idk but at 2:06 i herd someone say the f word lol

blazerfancan said...

in the 2nd one

blazerfancan said...

damn! i mean the 3rd

The X-man said...

Is it just me or did Oden just get dunked on by some scrawny 7' white dude? Is that supposed to happen with this beast?

Channing looked good too. Definitely nice and cut like Mike Rice said on Courtside not too long ago

Casey Holdahl said...

Thanks for the comments. My responses ...

Coolness: If Oden's knees can't handle the pressure of holding up his massive upper body, then we're in trouble.

Q-nine: I didn't see it either, but you could be right. One of Greg's legs is a bit longer than the other, so maybe that's why he's got a slight limp.

Blazerfancan: Just one of those things associated with playing hoops. To be honest, I'm surprised there weren't more swears. I know I heard more than one f-bomb yesterday.

the x-man: Those drills are meant to make the defender work. Almost anyone is going to get dunked on in a two-on-one situation. And Steve, though not Greg's size, is anything but scrawny.

NateDogg said...

Holy S! I've been waiting 12 months to see what I just saw. Oden has 2 1/2 months to get conditioned for an NBA season, I think he'll be just fine. Thanks Casey!

Joel Weakland said...

Question: How do I apply to become that towel boy he gets to hang out and watch these guys practice everyday?? I think i have found my dream job!!! Bye bye POrtland State, money can't buy happiness but yes towel boy can!!

kdod456 said...

Frye and Blake look like they are in good shape. Frye's outside shot is looking good