I've mentioned several times before that the Western Conference is getting younger and better every year. New Orleans, Portland, Golden State are all teams that are joining the usual suspects in the fray to make a legitimate run at the title.
I've also mentioned several times that the Mavericks have done nothing to address the issues that they lack against this growing Western Conference competition.
Now I read this entry over at TrueHoop
Abbot is relaying some news about Greg Oden and how he's getting ready for the season after having microfracture surgery last year.
Much has been made of the muscle Oden has added to his frame -- his current weight is something of a secret -- but there is all kinds of evidence that he will enter the NBA as one of the biggest, heaviest, and strongest players in the League.
I believe every word of it.
The Mavs have Damp and Diop. These guys are already schooled by the rest of the West, and now they have to contend with Oden, who might be the baddest mother fucker since Shaq in Orlando.
Damn it. Damn it. Damn it.