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Quick Breaks The News: Oden to Start

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Greg Oden will move back into the starting lineup tonight when the Blazers play host to Sacramento.

"I think it's time,'' coach Nate McMillan said Monday afternoon. "I feel like he is ready.''

Oden started the Blazers season opener in Los Angeles, but has played the last seven games as a reserve after he came back from a right foot injury suffered in the opener. He missed six games with the injury and returned on Nov. 12 in Miami as a reserve behind Joel Przybilla.

Przybilla said McMillan informed him of the decision after Saturday night's loss in Phoenix.

"I have no problem with it,'' Przybilla said. "I expected it sooner or later.''

I'm good with it. Theoretically (Thunder excepted), it's hard to think of a less pressure atmosphere than at home against the Kings. So why not? The PT with Blake, B. Roy and LMA will surely speed his progress.

Right move? Wrong move? What do you think?

-- Ben (