From the morning report at Hoopsworld. Where do I begin to point out the errors and fallacies in this short piece? (BTW, I've sent Steve Kyler an email on all of this).
Oden, who was the top pick in in the 2007 NBA Draft, is actually in the final year of his contract.
yet in the next sentence
The Blazers do hold a team option year for one more season and have until October 31st to pick that option up or Oden will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
The author then goes on to talk about Durant getting an extension, clearing trying to draw a comparison to Oden. Apparently he also thinks that the fate of Jeff Green and Daequan Cook with the Thunder is also is doubt as they have not yet signed extensions, either....
So which is it? Is Oden in the last year of his contract and eligible for an extension? Or does the team hold a team option for 2011-12? (The answer, of course, is the former)
And to insinuate that Oden not having an extension yet is an indication that the end is 'near' for Greg's career with the Blazers is absolutely ridiculous.