Found December 12, 2011 on Backyard Sports Blog:
 Pretty sad.  This is what Greg Oden looked like at the Portland Trail Blazers media day.  His doctors cleared him last Thursday to start expanding his rehabilitation until he suffered a set back Friday that will likely put his 2011-2012 season in jeopardy.  The Trail Blazers had to restructure his contract to fit the set back.  Oden hasn't played a game in more than two years.  Not sure if he would even remember how to play if he came back.  Being off for two years from a sport that requires constant practice and muscle memory would clearly be a hard thing to come back from.  Especially when it requires so much cardio on apparently really, really bad knees.  Luckily for him he's been cashing pay checks from the league for the past couple years.  They might come in handy if he can't make it back on the court.

Greg Oden reaction: 'I went from completely stoked for the upcoming NBA season to wishing they had stayed on strike' (your comments)

Trail Blazers fans react to Greg Oden's latest setback in his knee rehabilitation.

Portland Trail Blazers Sign Veteran Kurt Thomas

Portland Trailblazers blogger Jason Green reports the Blazers signed veteran center Kurt Thomas as he and the team agreed to terms on a two-year contract on Sunday. Thomas, who is the league's oldest player at 39, will provide depth considering Greg Oden's chronic knee problems. Veteran Marcus Camby is also in the mix in Portland. Brandon Roy has retired.

With Raymond Felton at the wheel, Trail Blazers shift into a higher gear

Known for his methodical offense in recent seasons, coach Nate McMillan has shortened the shot clock in practice to better use Felton's skills.

The Legend, The Natural, Brandon Roy

“Roy is probably the best player I’ve played against. To me he is the best shooting guard. Not on defense now, defense is kind of suspect. He’s the best player I’ve played against, outside from a guy from my hood in Queensbridge. A guy named Mike Chafley. He went to jail a couple of years when he was 15 or 16 years old, but he was the best player I played against, and now...

Brandon Roy: Looking back on a 'great ride' (links)

Reporters look back at Brandon Roy's short, but brilliant, basketball career

Trail Blazers adjusting to Raymond Felton's up-tempo style (video)

Nate McMillan, forward Nicolas Batum and new point guard Raymond Felton talk about what Felton brings to the offense following practice Monday.

Brandon Roy reaction: 'He would be a great coach' (your comments)

Trail Blazers fans continue to react to the retirement of Brandon Roy.

Nolan Smith, Armon Johnson compete for role of Trail Blazers' backup point guard

Coach Nate McMillan will used all of training camp to decide who will back up starter Raymond Felton.

The Portland Trailblazers sign Kurt Thomas

The Trailblazers have signed 39-year old center Kurt Thomas to a 2-year deal. Thomas played in 52 games (37 starts) for the Bulls last year and he averaged 22.7 minutes, 4.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. He has now played in 1,018 games (630 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 25.5 minutes, 8.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. With Marcus...

Report: Trail Blazers in pursuit of Jamal Crawford's David Aldridge reports the Blazers are one of four teams "in hottest pursuit" of the free agent guard.

Trail Blazers sign Kurt Thomas

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with forward/center Kurt Thomas. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thomas, 39, holds career averages of 8.6 points (48.6 FG%), 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16 seasons with Miami, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Seattle, San Antonio, Milwaukee and Chicago. “We’re excited to be adding [...]

The Rock

So, there we were on the first day of training camp.  Or, as you've probably heard it nicknamed by now, Black Friday. The Trail Blazers had just gotten the word that LaMarcus Aldridge

Trail Blazers sign free agent big man Kurt Thomas to 2-year deal

The veteran of 16 NBA seasons will bring frontcourt depth to backup LaMarcus Aldridge and Marcus Camby.

Trail Blazers sign 16-year veteran center Thomas

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have signed 16-yard NBA veteran center Kurt Thomas.

Farewell Brandon Roy Mixtape

“This is a very difficult and painful day,” Brandon Roy said in a statement released by the team regarding his retirement. “I love the game, I love the Portland Trail Blazers and I love our fans, but after consulting with my doctors, I will seek a determination that I’ve suffered a career ending injury, pursuant to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement. “My...
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