Al Jefferson may have been on to something.
Last season he vehemently stood by his belief that the Boston Celtics didn’t need Greg Oden. He said it during an 18-game losing streak. He said it after one of the worst seasons in franchise history. No Oden. No questions.
His staunch opinion seemed so young and naïve at the time. But now the 22 year old may prove to be wise beyond his years. On Thursday, Oden underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee and could miss the entire 2008 season.