Greg Oden Hopes To Return to Court in July

by June 17, 2010

The Blazers are hoping that Oden will be back to 100 percent by training camp: “Oden is scheduled to start running in early to mid-July, and should start playing 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 by mid-August. The goal is to have him ready to participate in 5-on-5 action the first week of September, when many of the Blazers players return to Portland for informal scrimmages. The plan, McMillan says, is for Oden to be 100 percent by the opening of October training camp. On Wednesday, McMillan said he remains encouraged that the October goal is attainable. ‘A big part of it is going to be mental … him trusting (the knee),’ McMillan said. ‘But he’s been through this before and I thought last year he came into camp and his mind was right.'”