Wiki quote: "On March 15, 2012, Oden was waived by the Blazers in an effort to create room on the roster for trade acquisitions. The next day, Oden stepped outside his house. Upon the sun hitting him, collapsed in a heap grabbing his knee, and soon disintegrated into ashes leaving behind a knee-less skeleton."
Oden hasn't played hoops since December 5, 2009 which makes me think Portland had enough of paying dude his dough and not having even a glimmer of hope he'll be playing anytime soon.
I would love to work for 2 years without having to do anything.