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Larry Miller, Mike Conley Respond To Greg Oden Interview

A Portland Trail Blazers spokesperson issued the following statement from president Larry Miller in response to a recent Grantland.com story that featured extensive comments from former Blazers center Greg Oden. ------------------------------ "It’s easy to second guess all that factors into Greg Oden's career, but one thing we're certain of is that we took great care of Greg and always put his health and well being first. We were exceedingly patient and cautious with his return to the court in order that he would ultimately become the player we all dreamed he could be. "Unfortunately, things didn't turn out the way anyone would have liked, but we all have to turn the page now and move on. "We love Greg and always will. He's an outstanding young man and we wish him nothing but the best for the future." ------------------------------ Joe Freeman of The Oregonian also tweeted reaction from Oden's agent Mike Conley. ------------------------------ Conley said Oden and Blazers didn't always agree, just as anyone in a "five-year relationship" would. But he defended the medical staff. "I felt they had his best interests at heart and I know Greg had a great relationship with Jay Jensen." ------------------------------ -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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