Trail Blazers Offer QO To Oden, Mills
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 06/29/2011 4:39 PM

    Was it a good move to extend the qualifying offer to Greg Oden?
    YES (62)
     87%
    NO (9)
     13%
    Press Release-
     The Portland Trail Blazers have extended a qualifying offer to center Greg Oden, it was announced today by the team. Portland has also extended a qualifying offer to guard Patrick Mills and exercised its third-year options on forward Luke Babbitt and guard Elliot Williams.
     “We've stood behind Greg Oden every day since he became a Trail Blazer and that continues with today's announcement,” said Trail Blazers President Larry Miller. “Despite the setbacks he's experienced, he continues to be resilient in working tirelessly on his rehabilitation. We're all very encouraged with not only his progress, but with his commitment and determination to return to the basketball court.”
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    Here's the breakdown. If Oden accepts the Qualifying Offer, the Blazers own his rights for one year then he becomes and unrestricted free agent the following summer, meaning he's free to sign with anyone for any amount of money. If he doesn't accept the offer, he becomes a restricted free agent, giving the Blazers the flexibility to match any offer Greg accepts in the open market. The same goes for Patty.

    What do you think? A wise move to extend the QO?
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  1. Blazers6thMan
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    Posted 06/29/2011 4:50 PM

    I think Greg signs it. With his injury he isn't really a huge target on the market, especially with the CBA up in the air. And I'm glad, because I love me some Oden. Dude is a monster on the court when he's healthy.
    I am a fan of being the team to fear in the Western Conference!
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 06/29/2011 4:53 PM

    I think so.He's 23,still a baby by NBA standards. Its also i believe safe to say that we love G.O. in this town. The kid has had nothing but bad luck since he arrived,its bound to make a turn for the better. Hell,Brandons performance in " Game 4" should have been inspiring to the Big Fella. I know those of us watching,were in awe of his return to form that day. I still believe in both our boys. I also know this, when G.O. is healthy,hes not guardable or stopable. Riiip Ciity Baby!! Go Blazers. 
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 06/29/2011 5:11 PM

    If we get Oden back strong and healthy, and the League goes on strike, I'm gonna be ticked.
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 06/29/2011 7:03 PM

    Everything rolls back in the event of a Lock Out.  Meaning is contract even thought it was signed for next seasnon and next seaon is cancelled then gues what hs contract is in effect until for the following season
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/29/2011 7:50 PM

    Plus a lockout would just be more rest and rehab... not that I'm hoping for one.

    But YES! I'm glad we offered it today rather than leaving the boy hanging.

    Oh man... healthy Oden, healthy E-Will, Jon Diebler shooting from the arch, Raymond Felton!!

    Things could be good.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/29/2011 8:04 PM

    Oh... and if we're thinking about our future in the Western Conf. Playoffs, check out what Oden's good for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCiTq4RnY0

    Yeah... Beast.
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  1. Tom Weaver
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    Posted 06/29/2011 9:02 PM

    Or look at this!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoOP...re=related

    I feel by Portland offering him the CASH and providing he takes it to earn a longer stay in PDX, this man will lead portland to a ring very quickly!!!
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  1. freddead
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    Posted 06/29/2011 9:26 PM

    definitely smart but i hope someone else doesnt offer him a bigger offer if i was a team the same division i might just to screw the blazers over (kinda like what we did to denver with millsap) cause if you think about it were kinda committed to him hes the player who gets over the hump for sure it would be kind of a gamble for another team but i would doit
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/29/2011 10:48 PM

    Epic, Tom.

    Did you notice how nearly every dunk clip ended with the opposing big men hanging their heads and dragging their feet to make the inbound pass? This dude, healthy, is straight-up demoralizing. We NEED THAT!
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  1. malfidog
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    Posted 06/30/2011 2:12 AM

    Ok can anyone answer this, if he accepts the offer and we own him for one more year, can we extend his contract during this period?
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  1. Posted 06/30/2011 6:07 AM

    Posted By malfidog on 06/30/2011 2:12 AM
    Ok can anyone answer this, if he accepts the offer and we own him for one more year, can we extend his contract during this period?
    No we can't. If he acepts he will become a Unrestricted Free Agent in the 2012/2013 season. Only then we can sign him and extend his contract.

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  1. mbmurr1
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    Posted 06/30/2011 8:46 AM

    This is good for Greg Oden not the Blazers..... Greg won't play till at least January then he is unrestricted after the season.... Portland get the shaft for keeping him for the injury years then he signs with the highest bidder. Offer him a 3 year deal.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 06/30/2011 9:36 AM

    If there are even any NBA games before January. :( Keep hoping!

    It would be pretty lousy to see him go at the end of the season. But we will have to consider the money. He won't be on a rookie contract anymore. We already have one of the highest payrolls in the league. 2012-13 I don't think we'll be able to afford the starting lineup of Felton, Roy, Wallace, Aldridge, and Oden.
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  1. ripcity4life025
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    Posted 06/30/2011 11:36 AM

    Posted By D_pickett on 06/30/2011 9:36 AM
    If there are even any NBA games before January. :( Keep hoping!

    It would be pretty lousy to see him go at the end of the season. But we will have to consider the money. He won't be on a rookie contract anymore. We already have one of the highest payrolls in the league. 2012-13 I don't think we'll be able to afford the starting lineup of Felton, Roy, Wallace, Aldridge, and Oden.


    given the CBA, i dont think our billionare owner would care to spend a couple million in taxes for a championship team.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 06/30/2011 11:56 AM

    great pick ups IMO, send babbit and armon to another team for a 1year all you can eat mcdonalds coupon and toss it to chris johnson and we are golden
  1. EthanMoney
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    Posted 06/30/2011 11:08 PM

    I have NEVER seen a big guy elevate as fast as Greg Oden. For his size he probably has the quickest post moves in the NBA...hands down. For doubters...study the clip tom posted...rather then just drool over what could of been the past few years. He man handles all the big guys in the league and is still faster then them. WHAT? Im telling you, that you don't have to sacrifice size for speed? We just gotta keep prayin.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 07/01/2011 7:05 PM

    What I find ironic is that a former blazer big man (can't remember who, but he's long retired) said Oden's post moves were too slow and that he couldn't dance. I'm not sure which player he was watching, but it wasn't Oden. That spin move! And the fact that he can post his back to the basket, turn in a split second and dunk on your head before you can react. True. Most people can stay in front of Howard, but he overpowers them. I have to say, if Oden makes a good career run, he could be the best center in the league.
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  1. Deano
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    Posted 07/01/2011 8:19 PM

    confused ??

    Why even bother offering Patty the restricted free agent deal !  you obviously don't have plans for the guy so try and pay him back for the work he has done to keep this team upbeat and fun to watch ! we all call him a cheer leader ? but I have no doubt he has the talent to provide some real transition to this team ...we are not going to win a Championship with guys that are either injured comoing off an injury or holding their spot by reputation ! give the reigns to the guys who ARE healthy and needs the minutes to develope and you will have more progresss than the current system. otherwise trade the guys out instead of insulting them and get people in you trust with the rock !!
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