Even with the Trail Blazers’ strong start to the season, even with Brandon Roy’s retirement and LaMarcus Aldridge’s All-Star game bid and new blood in the form of Jamal Crawford, Kurt Thomas and Craig Smith, the question I get most concerning the local NBA contingent is this:
What’s going on with Greg Oden?
Portland’s 7-foot center continues with his recovery program following November 2010 microfracture surgery to his left knee.
Why he isn’t back by now remains a mystery.
When I approached the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft in the locker room before Sunday night’s game with Cleveland at the Rose Garden, he told me, “I’m still not talking about it right now.”
Or about anything, I guess.