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Injured Oden Out Up to 4 Weeks

New injury fells Trail Blazers center minutes into his delayed NBA debut

(Newser) - Greg Oden's NBA debut last night lasted just 13 minutes, the Oregonian reports. The Trail Blazers center and top 2007 draft pick—who sat out all last season with a knee injury—injured his foot in the first quarter of the team's 96-76 loss to the Lakers. Oden, still without... More »

Knee Will Cost Oden Season

Trail Blazers rookie out 6-12 months after microfracture surgery

(Newser) - The top pick in the NBA draft will likely spend the 2007-08 season on the bench after exploratory surgery on Greg Oden's right knee revealed cartilage damage, reports. The Portland Trail Blazers' 7-footer will spend eight weeks off after surgeons fixed the problem today with microfracture surgery, but... More »

Blazers Buy Out Francis

Portland gives the faltering guard free agency for $30 million

(Newser) - The Trail Blazers bought out Steve Francis's contract yesterday, handing the guard roughly $30 million of the $33.6 million due for his remaining two years. Portland acquired the 30-year-old former All-Star in a deal with the Knicks, who dished out Francis and Channing Frye for Zach Randolph, Dan Dickau,... More »

Oden Is No.1 Draft Pick

Blazers, Sonics both deal veteran stars after acquiring top two draft prospects

(Newser) - Portland chose conventional wisdom over daring in the 2007 NBA draft, picking defense-first Ohio State center Greg Oden over Texas's scoring prodigy Kevin Durant. Division rival Seattle nabbed Durant and traded the team's leading scorer, Ray Allen, to Boston for two players and the draft's #5 pick, which became Georgetown... More »

Go Northwest, Young Men

Portland, Seattle win big in NBA draft lottery; Memphis, Boston fans foiled

(Newser) - In a dramatic NBA draft lottery, the Trail Blazers and SuperSonics won the respective rights to first and second choice in June's selection process—widely considered tickets to Ohio State center Greg Oden and Texas forward Kevin Durant. Portland, led by 2006 rookie of the year Brandon Roy, had only... More »

Durant Will Jump to Pros

Will he be the No. 1 draft pick—or will Buckeyes center Greg Oden?

(Newser) - Longhorns freshman heartthrob Kevin Durant has announced he will leave Texas for the NBA draft.  Durant averaged a frankly absurd 25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds over the course of an award-sweeping first-year campaign that ended one game short of the Sweet Sixteen. Texas benefitted from a new... More »

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