From the Elbow #15: Welcome Back

Greg Oden is finally returning to the NBA. Portland should wish him well.

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Many Portlanders with a 2007 vintage or older have Greg Oden stories. There was the time the 2007 No. 1 overall pick was spotted, photographed and recorded on video shopping at Haggen in Tualatin. There were sightings of G.O. walking a pair of small dogs in South West Portland just west of Portland State. Greg Oden, hard to miss in a crowd, became known for crazy parties at his ...   More
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 MIKE ACKER

Almost Live: March Madness Edition

Live from the Rose Garden, it's the NCAA tournament.


We'll be liveblogging the NCAA Tournament at the Rose Garden all day, right here. While you wait, work out who to cheer for in our "Should I Cheer for this College Basketball Team" Decision Tree.UPDATE 10:51 AM: Competitive basketball is being played at the Rose Garden. Better updates soon.10:58 AM: Welcome to soggy Portland, Oregon where the Davidson College Wildcats are attempting to avenge shocking ...   More
Thursday, March 15, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

Trail Blazers Season Preview, Part One (Looking Back)

Roy and Oden are not coming back. And that's okay.


Let's catch up, shall we? It has been awhile since we've talked Blazers here at, so welcome to part one (the ranty part) of my two-part season preview. The second part will feature Buck Williams talking about rookies and new acquisitions. But for now, settle in and I'll remind you of where the Blazers are this season.The long offseason is over. NBA TV has stopped broadcasting haphazardly ...   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

God and Greg Oden: An Almost Live Special Report

Because Hank Stern already covered tonight's bummer Greg Oden news in a previous post, and because this writer—who has covered the Blazers for WW since the Sebastian Telfair era—has been through a few Greg Oden Injury press conferences, what follows is a free-form, 3,500-word meditation on this evening's happenings. It will not yield Rotoworld-friendly injury details and the vomit-inducing ...   More
Thursday, November 18, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Blazers: Greg Oden Will Miss Another Season With Another Injury

Unfortunately, The Onion's satire last week about the fragility of Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden proved truer than anybody could have feared. The Blazers announced tonight that the oft-injured Oden will undergo microfracture surgery on his left knee Friday and will miss the rest of this season. The team said a "recent MRI showed damaged cartilage to the surface of his femur" and that ...   More
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 HANK STERN

Brandon Roy Now Out Indefinitely

Alas, for Portland Trail Blazers fans, Greg Oden may have company on the out-for-the-rest-of-the-year shelf. The Blazers announced today that Brandon Roy is out indefinitely with sore knees. The 26-year-old Roy had been a fan favorite up until this injury-riddled season and the face of a franchise that seemed not so long ago to be resurgent. But even before today's news, all of that had already ...   More
Thursday, December 30, 2010 HANK STERN

Oden v. Durant: Heavyweight Hoops Question Debated By These Heavyweight Hoops Guys

[youtube EgZi6kajBuc] We've weighed in on the Greg Oden or Kevin Durant debate before. But who cares that we think Oden will eventually pan out? Now much greater minds than mine tackle the question of whether the Trail Blazers made the right move by drafting Oden over Durant. My favorite part of how those folks at Sports Illustrated frame the question: the first sentence is "Greg Oden hasn't ...   More
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 HANK STERN

What Bill Walton Thinks About Greg Oden

Bill Walton—who knows a lot about playing center in the NBA, coming back from injuries and winning a championship for the Trail Blazers—says it's way too soon for Blazers fans to give up on injury-plagued center Greg Oden after his rookie season. "It's a mistake to denigrate his game at this point," Walton told WW this morning in a telephone interview. "Coming back from the surgery ...   More
Monday, May 4, 2009 HANK STERN


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