Here's our first look at Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden back in the gym participating in basketball activities since his knee injury last December.
Oden was in practice gear and went through non-contact shooting exercises during the portion of training camp this morning that was open to the media. He shot mostly face-up jumpers, never went more than half-speed and was wearing a protective sleeve over his left knee. After practice he went into the team's workout room, spoke briefly with a member of the team's training staff and began working on strength and balance exercises.
Watch the slideshow of Oden images below or click here for the full-size version.
A bunch more from the first day of training camp coming throughout the afternoon.
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