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    The Portland Trail Blazers are not willing to give up on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] quite yet.
    The team offered the oft-injured center a one-year, $8.8 million qualifying offer for next season, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], on [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Oden can sign the offer (and well may), but just by offering it the Blazers reserve the right to match any offer for him. (While the rules may change in a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, with this transition class they will almost certainly still have matching rights.)
    Basically, think of this as step one of the process. The Blazers can also offer other contracts along with the qualifying offer (hypothetically, say three years $12 million, so less per year to the team but more money overall to Oden, and if he does recover they would have him locked up).
    When heís healthy, Oden has played well and shown flashes of why he was drafted No. 1 overall. But due to knee injuries he has played just 82 games total in four years.
    Heís injured again currently and while he is doing rehab he may well [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
    The Blazers had hinted before this offer was coming, that they were invested and were willing to pay again to see if he can get healthy, if he can get right. Itís not a terrible risk, if youíre willing to spend the money. Apparently the Blazers are.
    Oden needs to be fully right before he steps back on the court. This comeback, this chance could well be the last one. But heís going to get paid one more time.

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    Not if we have anything to say about it.




    Well, no.

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    Wow,8.8 mil for a guy who can&t even play a whole year.

    If he was healthy and producing at least 10pts and 10boards a game I would give him 8.8 mil. But after four injury riddled seasons? SMH

    But, I guess there's still hope. Amar'e came back from 2 major knee surgeries too.

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    Originally Posted by MeloforMayor
    Wow,8.8 mil for a guy who can&t even play a whole year.

    If he was healthy and producing at least 10pts and 10boards a game I would give him 8.8 mil. But after four injury riddled seasons? SMH

    But, I guess there's still hope. Amar'e came back from 2 major knee surgeries too.
    Considering how rare big men of his abilities are these days, I understand why they'd take the chance.

    I hope him and Roy can play a lot for many years. They have a good team, even with the injuries.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    Considering how rare big men of his abilities are these days, I understand why they'd take the chance.

    I hope him and Roy can play a lot for many years. They have a good team, even with the injuries.
    You have a point. Blazers are hella deep and now they have Ray Felton at the point.

    If Oden ever gets healthy they have great depth up front.
    Aldridge
    Oden
    Camby
    Those are BIG men right there!

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    I forgot about Felton being traded there!

    Got younger at the point, and also have Gerald Wallace. I don't know how they do it, but they keep that team going.

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    Originally Posted by RunningJumper
    I forgot about Felton being traded there!

    Got younger at the point, and also have Gerald Wallace. I don't know how they do it, but they keep that team going.
    and after trading for Wallace, they fired their GM! lol

    Nice way to thank the guy for a job well done.

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