"I don't know if he'll be ready to go full-speed ahead when training camp starts, but our hope is that he'll be ready to participate in training camp," Cho said. "I don't know if that will include full contact (work). It depends on his progress." Yikes, that isn't what I wanted to hear. "In June, Blazers coach Nate McMillan told The Oregonian that Oden was scheduled to start running in mid-July and would begin playing two-on-two or three-on-three games by mid-August, with a goal of returning to five-on-five action by the first week of September." "On Wednesday, Cho offered some details, saying Oden's rehab had progressed to feature jogging, defensive slides, spot shooting, light jumping, jump-roping and work in the pool." jogging ... spot shooting ... work in the pool. That sounds like a long way from 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 games now, and 5-on-5 first week of Sept.