Greg Oden Might Not Play Again Until January

by June 16, 2011
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Oden’s reps are looking to land their client a long-term deal, preferably in Portland, even though he might not suit up again for a long time. From Blazersedge: “Bill Duffy, President of BDA Sports, the agency that represents Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, joined Brian Berger on 750 AM The Game. His appearance followed one from Blazers Acting GM Chad Buchanan. The Blazers must offer Oden a Qualifying Offer by June 30 to make him a restricted free agent. Of note, Duffy says that Oden wants to be in Portland long-term but that it could be January before Oden is back playing basketball, adding that ‘we’ll wait until we get full clearance and then probably err on the side of caution, maybe a month or so after that.’ Duffy also said that Oden has undergone ‘counseling, therapy, interventions’ to deal with the mental aspect of all of his injuries.”