Back To Rip City
The report says the free agent center from Ohio State will sign a one-year qualifying offer. This is according to Oden’s agent Bill Duffy.
Oden was scheduled to be able to start getting offers on Friday, but has taken himself out of the “moving” equation by agreeing to this deal.
As we reported this week, When healthy Oden has been productive with career averages of 12.6 ppg and 8.6 rpg and he is definitely a force on the defensive end with Portland.
Oden, who turns 24 in January, will be paid $8.9 million this season.
He has played in just 82 games in the last 3 seasons so the major question on everyone’s minds is can he stay healthy for an entire season?
We won’t know until 2012.
We’re hearing the optomistic hope inside the Trail Blazers head office is a mid to late January or early February return would is a possibility.
The Greg Oden Profile
#52 – Portland Trail Blazers
Weight: 285 lbs
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
College: Ohio State