Greg Oden: Is It Smart for the Portland Trail Blazers To Extend Him?

November 24th, 2010 by Allen Kim Leave a reply »
Here we go again.

Greg Oden just recently underwent yet another microfracture surgery on the same knee that kept him out of the 2007-08 NBA season.

Things were looking fairly promising for Oden and his return to the court just a few short weeks ago. However, a recent MRI revealed damage to the surface of his femur.

This is yet another setback in a career that has been marred by injuries from the very beginning.

Portland president Larry Miller recently went on record saying that the Blazers plan on offering Greg a qualifying offer of $8.8 million in order to retain his rights as a restricted free agent in the offseason.

"If Greg Oden plays up to his potential he is worth that," Miller said. "We will see where (rehabilitation) things are at that level. But at this point, I don't see us not giving the offer if Greg is doing the things we need to see him doing to get back on the court. That's how I feel. If he is doing those things, we want to keep Greg around. I don't feel like I'm ready to give up on Greg Oden. I don't think anybody in our organization is ready."

It's good to see the organization continue to have ...

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