Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 12:46 pm  |  12 responses

Blazers to Sign Oberto, Move Pendergraph

Portland had little choice but to sign another center after losing Jeff Pendergraph, Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden to injury. From the Oregonian: “The Trail Blazers on Friday bolstered their depleted center position by agreeing to sign free agent center Fabricio Oberto to a one-year contract, a high-ranking source told The Oregonian. The move will result in the departure of injured center Jeff Pendergraph, who will either be waived or traded by Monday. [...] The move came after coach Nate McMillan was apprehensive about opening the regular season with one healthy center, Marcus Camby, a veteran who has battled injuries throughout his career and throughout this preseason. The Blazers are awaiting the return of rehabilitating centers Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden, with Przybilla predicting a mid-November return. The team has not forecasted a return date for Oden.”

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  • og

    Wave OR trade? I’m gonna go ahead and say nobody’s gonna bite on a trade for a limited second-year player with a shredded acl.

  • dma

    sucks for pendy

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  • Franko

    Oden is the man but Oberto is a GREAT great guy. and a very inteligent player!! good for portland.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Cant they just put him on the injured list and waive a 2nd round pick or Travis Diener (if hes even still on roster)?

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    greg oden is beyond finished. he will get a measly contract offer, he will have to accept

  • Filipe

    From my understand you can’t just waive a injured player

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    tarzan cooper´s a ignorant sad litle boy

  • jj

    That’s pretty cruel. Getting rid of someone because he’s injured.

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  • dma

    Pendy will be waived/cut, but he’ll still get his money.

  • permaculture james

    ouch. JP is a young project that is doing things right, with energy. His teammates like him — yeah, I know this is a business though — and it just comes off as crumpling him and tossing him into the waste basket. Coulda had serious minutes this season. That said. Oberto is a good pick up.