My roommate and i keep talking about Greg Oden, and all these updates and interviews the last couple days, and we can't get a feel how sincere he really is. As a fan, i want Greg to sign a multi-year deal with Portland for 4-5 more years. Most my friends agree with me, but everyone has different numbers in there heads. Being a small, really rainy market, i feel we don't have real shots on signing big free agents, so Greg, i feel, is our immediate hope to compete for a championship in the near future. Yes hes had injuries, but i still feel he is our best shot in the next few years.
With that said, i wanted to ask Blazer nation how they felt about his loyalty to Portland. Are you convinced he means what he says? Or is he just saying these things because they are politically correct, and/or up his value for being a upbeat good sport on all of this. Will he sign his Q-Offer, only to become a unrestricted FA next year? Would he really turn his Q-Offer down, to work with us on signing him to a new, four year deal? Would he take less money to help the team with salary cap, and show he wants to be here? Will we be stuck matching Utah's Front Loaded offer? Whats your confidence level?