Oden back practicing

Practiced for 45 minutes and is able to run, drill half speed, jump and dunk.

not surprising, a year off was bullshit. He probably could play in the playoff but Portland wants a career out of him, not a playoff run this year

he's a good kid, im glad they're not taking any risks with him.

Good news!

Are you serious Souljacker?

Microfracture is some real shit man. In fact the only guy I know of that was a big man and was anything like he was pre-mf is Amare. Look how it ruined the careers of other explosive big men.

It was right to be cautious with the young fella.

Oden just got spanked by Coach McMillan for playing pickup hoop at 24 hr fitness.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2008/03/oden_dominates_a_game_at_24hou.html

"Microfracture is some real shit man. In fact the only guy I know of that was a big man and was anything like he was pre-mf is Amare. Look how it ruined the careers of other explosive big men."

Especially that the first three guys who come to mind when you think "careers ruined by microfractures" are Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, and Arvydas Sabonis. The other thing these three guys have in common, aside from microfracture problems, is that they all played for PORTLAND.

No wonder they're gun shy about bringing him back early.