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OGMarkWahlberg
09-30-2010, 11:30 PM
Just read that the trailblazers are not interested in offering Greg Oden a contract extension. Clearly he has all the potential in the world to be a dominant defensive center unfortunately he has all the potential to be Sam Bowie 2.0 Would you guys offer him a contract extension?

OGMarkWahlberg
09-30-2010, 11:32 PM
If hes healthy i think he could be a top 10 center this year maybe top 3 in a few years...his potential is scary good im taking the risk

Baller1
09-30-2010, 11:32 PM
In my eyes, the have to.

sep11ie
09-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Damn Marky Mark. This thread is gonna be full of Good Vibrations.

ShaqShoes
09-30-2010, 11:38 PM
^lol
Yes I would.

dougie5627
09-30-2010, 11:39 PM
you cant risk not to incase he becomes what they expected and maintains his health. can you imagine what would be said if they let him walk

WolvesJagsOs
09-30-2010, 11:41 PM
yes i think they should...they almost have to.

RocketsRule
09-30-2010, 11:44 PM
Well it depends on the price...but if it's a reasonable price then they undoubtedly have to resign/extend him.

NYKNYGNYY
09-30-2010, 11:55 PM
id give him a little more then a minimum contract, he got enough money as a rookie, he kind of owes them if he has a good season were hes healthy give him more money

SugeKnight
09-30-2010, 11:57 PM
Still worth the risk. Nothing wrong with taking a chance on your #1 overall pick

sep11ie
10-01-2010, 12:05 AM
there is if it handicaps(no pun intended) your franchice.

IBleedPurple
10-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Not a chance with the way NBA contracts are currently guaranteed.

CLASSOF72
10-01-2010, 01:21 AM
Who's Oden?

BillyHoyle35
10-01-2010, 01:30 AM
you have to. He would be a major asset to some other teams if healthy,
you dont want to have passed on durant and then let the guy you picked walk,
plus oden could someday be a good center.

broncofangene
10-01-2010, 01:40 AM
Probably, but not anywhere near a max deal.

beasted86
10-01-2010, 01:42 AM
Smart move.

Why pay more than you have to? There are a handful of cap space teams next summer. Let someone offer a contract then match it if it's reasonable.

mvb815
10-01-2010, 01:44 AM
i would try to trade him while he still has potential, the guy is waaay too injury prone

Mplsman
10-01-2010, 01:48 AM
When you take a guy over KD then you kind of have to.

barreleffact
10-01-2010, 08:19 AM
When you take a guy over KD then you kind of have to.

This. I voted that I would not resign him tho(asuming to resign him costs 5mil+ a year). But THEY kind of have too specifically because if they dont, it is like admitting they chose wrong in that draft.

IHeartNY
10-01-2010, 08:54 AM
Trailblazers should, and I would, too. Paycut and see what happens ... he has talent.

John Walls Era
10-01-2010, 09:59 AM
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bahama0811
10-01-2010, 10:03 AM
No, I don't think I would.

Hawkeye15
10-01-2010, 10:07 AM
very tough call. On one hand, if the man can stay healthy, he still can be dominant on the defensive side. On the other hand, do you offer an extension to a player who just has so many injury problems. Add to the fact that he was taken ahead of Durant, and the Blazers have recieved heat for that decision, and it makes it a tough call.
I would offer him a simple deal, simply because if they let him walk, and he gets healthy and realizes some of his potential, the Blazers look so stupid for drafting him over Durant.

rhymeratic
10-01-2010, 10:08 AM
I promise you this, if they don't sign him, the Thunder will as that's their missing link... Oden doesn't even have to play more than 20mins a night and be exactly what they need.

ttam68
10-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Smart move.

Why pay more than you have to? There are a handful of cap space teams next summer. Let someone offer a contract then match it if it's reasonable.

^Yeah

He'll be restricted so you can still match any reasonable off he gets. I don't think they're saying they want to let him walk, but theres no reason to give him 5 years and $60 mil or anything either. And lowballing would just piss him off.

So, wait it out and most likely match whatever offer he gets.

drew_ellis_23
10-01-2010, 10:29 AM
They will, it will be a small deal for sure.

leoncito
10-01-2010, 10:40 AM
I would offer him an extension where games played took a role in how much he got paid

barreleffact
10-01-2010, 11:18 AM
dont they technically have to offer him an extension in order to keep him as a restricted free agent?

camador22
10-01-2010, 11:37 AM
no link then this needs to be closed

king4day
10-01-2010, 11:57 AM
I think Sam Bowie 2.0 is a bit unfair. Didn't he at least contribute in his NBA career?
This just means they wanna see what happens this year. If he gets hurt again, then he won't come back.

Then I pray Phoenix takes a chance on him with their miracle training staff.

king4day
10-01-2010, 12:04 PM
I altered the thread title name since there's no link. It's still a good debate on whether he should get one though.

smith&wesson
10-01-2010, 12:24 PM
does he deserve one ? no

do they have a future 5 they can replace him with ? no

if they let him go and he becomes a great player on another team they will be kicking themselves.

but does he deserve an extention? nope.

blazers management are probably scratching theyre heads wondering what to do with this very talented yet very useless of a player thus far.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
10-01-2010, 12:34 PM
Who's Oden?

exactly.

so give the guy job security when he hasnt give you Center security??

:facepalm:

fredo832
10-01-2010, 01:21 PM
I wouldn't give him one I mean the guy hasn't played half a season yet has he? All of yall talk about if healthy he can be a top center all I can say is you've got to be kidding me! The guys hasn't proved anything nor will he if he keeps staying injured. One of the hardest positions to play and stay healthy is the 5 spot.

on the other hand can you imagine what kinda team the Blazers would have if they would have drafted Durant?

HakeemTheDream
10-01-2010, 08:17 PM
He has been healthy against Chicago and he destroyed Noah every time http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/h2h_finder.cgi?request=1&p1=odengr01&p2=noahjo01
it's clear he has potential to be a dominant center in the future so I wouldn't risk letting him go