Blazers to Sign Oberto, Move Pendergraph

by October 23, 2010

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.”