Portland “rookie” Greg Oden is finally starting to have the kind of games the Trailblazers drafted him for. Oden’s 24 point, 15 rebound, 2 steal, and 2 block outing helped the Blazers shred the Milwaukee Bucks. It was Oden’s 12th double-double on the season, team best for the season. Portland’s 102-85 win puts them at 25-16 on the season, putting them just 1.5 games behind Denver in the Northwest division. Despite the Darius Miles salary cap drama, the Trail Blazers have been playing solid .500 ball since the holiday break, and will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
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The Portland Trail Blazers will be in trouble if Darius Miles plays two more games this season. Drafted by the Blazers in 2000, Miles underwent microfracture surgery in 2006 and had his salary taken off the books under a classification of “career ending injury”. After 6 preseason games with Boston, and two regular season games with the Grizzlies, Miles is just two games away from going back on the books for Portland. If his salary is reinstated, the Trailblazers will not only go over the salary cap, but they will also have less money at their disposal for signing new free agents next year. While the Blazers have e-mailed GM’s asking for them to not play Miles, all teams stand to earn $250,000 in revenue sharing if Portland goes over the cap (versus the $28,000 it would cost to play Miles for two games).
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