Found April 07, 2012 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
Greg Oden was waived by the Portland Trail Blazers last month, but the oft-injured center's agent reportedly said Oden is not set to give up on his career.
The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007, Oden has played in just 82 games while undergoing five major knee surgeries. But Oden's agent, Mike Conley, told CSNNW.com his client will continue to attempt a comeback in a career that never fully got started.
"Everyone is quick to talk bust, but put themselves in his shoes," Conley told the website. "He has gone through a lot as a young man and he is continuing to work to get back. For him to come back is going to be a remarkable perseverance on his behalf.
" No, he's not retiring. The only way that would happen is if he was forced to and I don't see that happening. He's dedicated to making sure he's back on the court as soon as possible."
Oden, 24, has only played in parts of two seasons and missed two other years. He's average 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in his 82 career games.
Conley did not rule out a return to the Trail Blazers, telling CSNNW.com "there's a possibility."
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are also reportedly interested in exploring a possible deal, according to the website.
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After only playing 82 games in four seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, the team cut him during the trade deadline as his knee issues continue to go on. Oden had to undergo another type of surgery on his knee this season, forcing him to miss the rest of the season.
It was his fifth major surgery on his knee for his NBA career.
However, Oden isn’t ready to call it quits and...
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Raymond Felton hasn't had a good time in Portland and his critics are everywhere. So the Blazers guard has decided to get on the offensive by giving out his address and inviting all his haters over to his home.
For LaMarcus Aldridge, his lasting impression of the Dallas Mavericks was when they beat them in the first round of last year’s NBA Playoffs in six games. With the playoffs now soon approaching, and the Portland Trail Blazers fighting for at least the eighth seed, Aldridge did all he could for his team.
He did just enough.
With a few second remaining in overtime and the game tied...
Nice win last night by Portland over Dallas in OT.
LaMarcus Aldridge with the buzzer beater.
LaMarcus Aldridge's buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made the fallaway jumper...
DALLAS (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge's buzzer-beating 17-foot jumper lifted the Portland Trail Blazers to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.
Raymond Felton scored 16 of his season-high 30 points during Portland's 30-10 surge in the third quarter. Aldridge, a former Dallas-area high school star who finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds, made...
Aldridge has panned out to be a pretty nice baller. He is 7th in the league in points/game at 21.7 (more than Deron Williams and Dirk), adding 8.2 boards/game, with a career high in assists (2.4) and FG% (51.3%).
What surprises most people about Aldridge is that he was actually the number 2 pick in the “Worst NBA Draft” Ever in 2006. That draft ******* sucked. It went #1...