Whether you like it or not, you’re going to get an update every time Greg Oden does anything on a basketball court, even if it doesn’t mean a damn thing until he actually does something in an NBA game.
The latest is that Oden is healthy enough to participate in 5-on-5 team scrimmages:
Oden update: Blazers center Greg Oden participated in his first 5-on-5, full-court scrimmages since last September’s microfracture knee surgery, and the reports were positive. In fact, it was such a big deal that team owner Paul Allen came to town to watch the scrimmages.
McMillan said Oden has not experienced any swelling, soreness or other setbacks. The team is making him sit out every other day in order to protect the knee.
“The one thing he did that put a big smile on my face is he asked coach Monty (Williams) to come in at night and work with him,” McMillan said. “So, he was doing two-a-days, working with Dean (Demopoulos) in the morning and Monty at night. And he did it himself. He would come back at night and work on his footwork with Monty, and for me, that’s good. That’s great. He is on schedule where Jay Jensen and the trainers want him to be.”
Even if you’re sick of the Greg Oden stuff at this point, you have to admit that the Blazers have some amazing stuff going on. It’s hard not to really like a team that features guys like Brandon Roy, Jerryd Bayless, Rudy Fernandez and LaMarcus Aldridge.