Coming off a disappointing 95-92 loss to the Kings last night, the news on the Trail Blazers hasn't gotten any better today. Here's the latest out of Portland:
- Greg Oden will undergo another knee procedure to remove debris from his right knee, the team announced (via Twitter). Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reported that Oden would undergo a procedure on his left knee as well, which interim GM Chad Buchanan confirmed was a possibility (Twitter link). To make matters worse, a source also told Haynes that Oden has blood clots in his ankles.
- Buchanan said it was too early to declare Oden's season over, but as Jason Quick of the Oregonian points out, it would be a miracle if the former first round pick can return by season's end (Twitter links). The real question, Quick tweets, is whether Oden's career may be over.
- SI.com's Sam Amick discusses the adjustments Jamal Crawford has made since joining the Blazers as a free agent this offseason. Crawford holds a player option worth $5.2MM+ for next year, but "fully intends" to test the market, says Amick.