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Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden accused of battering ex-girlfriend

Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden accused of battering ex-girlfriend

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden was charged with Class A battery with injury and Class B battery after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face.
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Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden plays and dunks in first NBA game since 2009

Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden plays and dunks in first NBA game since 2009

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Oft-injured center Greg Oden makes triumphant return to the court with six points in just over eight minutes of play.
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Greg Oden signs with Miami Heat

Greg Oden signs with Miami Heat

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Greg Oden, a former overall No. 1 NBA draft pick whose career has been marked by injury, officially signed with the Miami Heat, the team said Wednesday.
Report: Greg Oden agrees to two years with Heat

Report: Greg Oden agrees to two years with Heat

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat and free agent big man Greg Oden have agreed on a two-year contract, sources told The Miami Herald and ESPN.

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Report: Oden could return to NBA

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Akron Beacon Journal reported Friday former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden, who has not played in more than three years, is nearing a return to the NBA.

NBA: Portland 100, Chicago 89

CHICAGO, March 16 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge helped Portland pull away in the fourth quarter and scored 21 points Friday, sending the Trail Blazers to a 100-89 win over Chicago.
Trail Blazers fire coach, change roster

Trail Blazers fire coach, change roster

PORTLAND, Ore., March 15 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers dismissed Coach Nate McMillan Thursday and announced assistant Kaleb Canales would take over the job for the rest of the season.
Blazers' Oden out with more surgery

Blazers' Oden out with more surgery

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former top overall draft pick Greg Oden of the Portland Trail Blazers will miss the rest of the season after undergoing more knee surgery, the team said Monday.
Butler signs with LA Clippers

Butler signs with LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Free-agent forward Caron Butler, who missed out on the NBA championship run of his former team last season, signed Friday with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Oden to miss another season

Oden to miss another season

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers announced Wednesday that oft-injured Greg Oden would require knee surgery and would be lost for the season.
LA Clippers deal Camby to Portland

LA Clippers deal Camby to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Center Marcus Camby was traded Tuesday to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal that sent two players to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Oden apologizes for nude shots on Internet

Oden apologizes for nude shots on Internet

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden has publicly apologized for the posting of nude photos of himself on the Internet.

Knee surgery ends Pryzbilla's NBA season

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla will miss the rest of the NBA season following surgery on his badly-damaged right knee, the team said Friday.
Knee injury ends Greg Oden's season

Knee injury ends Greg Oden's season

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Injury-prone Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden will miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury, General Manager Kevin Pritchard said.
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Portland Trailblazers number one draft choice center Greg Oden (L) sits behind the bench in the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver on November 14, 2007. Oden underwent surgery and will miss his entire rookie season. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Gregory Wayne Oden, Jr. (born January 22, 1988) is an American basketball player at the center position. Oden is a member of the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Oden played basketball for Ohio State University for one season, during which the team was the Big Ten Champion and the tournament runner-up in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

On June 28, 2007, Oden was selected first overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers. He underwent microfracture knee surgery in September 2007, and missed the entire 2007–08 NBA season as a result. He recovered and made his NBA debut on Opening Night 2008.

Oden is currently the "Team Oden" spokesperson for Oregon Mentors, promoting mentoring for kids.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Greg Oden."
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