Win Tickets: Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets

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Portland Trail Blazers TicketsWe have partnered with (discounted Blazers tickets all season here) and will be giving away many Portland Trail Blazers tickets this season including a pair for Friday night's game vs Chris Paul & the New Orleans Hornets. The tickets will likely be 300-level but will be the best available and possibly lower-level seats. Check out for availability.

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To win, comment on this post and answer the question our friend Ben Golliver asked on BlazersEdge.

  • What should  the Blazers do with Greg Oden? Offer a future contract? How much? Let him go?

Winner will be drawn and emailed instructions for pick up at noon, Friday, November 26.


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66 Responses to Win Tickets: Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Hornets

  1. Corey Thompson November 25, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Sign him for the minimum amount possible, for two years.

  2. Jonathan Hoffman November 25, 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    I really want to go to the Blazers game!! I have never been to a NBA game! I would definitely let Greg Oden go!! Maybe trade him…

  3. Micaela Strassburg November 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    I think they’ve already put so much money into him that they ought to keep him and offer him a future contract that matches any other offer.

  4. caravox November 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Dump him and move on.

  5. alex mroz November 25, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    the Blazers should let go of Oden. Though no fault of his own, he is snakebit here in Portland. let him go and begin rebuilding around L.A.

  6. C Gorger November 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Let him go and cut their losses. I was very hopeful for him, but too many injuries and it isn’t getting any better.

  7. Eric G November 25, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Oden is a great guy, but he needs to go. Some of us still remember the nightmare that Bowie led us into. He still has a great future, but I don’t think Portland is the place for it.

  8. Roger Decarlo November 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    you keep Greg Oden! He can come back & be great for the Blazers! would love to go to the Blazer Game!!

  9. Tom November 25, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    We need to cut him loose.

  10. Bud Khuth November 25, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Bring back Sabonis. Period.

  11. Josh C. November 25, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    I hope Greg Oden sticks around but it would probably be best for everyone if he found another team. PDX could score some much more stable and reliable players.

  12. Kent November 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Wait and see who offers how much for him. I’ll probably decide we should match the offer but, damn, the guy sure seems brittle.

  13. Craig Yantzer November 25, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Poor guy needs to chill! Let him free!

  14. Matthew Verley November 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Give him another two years, at the max, but if something comes up in a trade proposal so they can pick up someone with more durability, the Blazers should give it heavy consideration.

  15. Chris November 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    He’s a glass giant. Looks good, but way too fragile. Let him go.

  16. Meg November 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Basketball is business. Greg, it isn’t personal – it’s a personnel decision. As much as Portlanders will miss the lovable big guy, not renewing his contract is probably the wisest decision.

  17. John Littler November 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Greg Oden is a force of nature. His body has betrayed him yet, by and by, he is a good citizen, great for our community, has a very positive attitude (despite having valid reason to be bitter) and always work. Hard to rehab from his injuries. I still believe he has a solid future in this league, and deeply desire it to be here in Portland. He’ll be back, stronger than ever. Resign Greg Oden.

  18. Mark Fields November 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    Trade Greg while he still has trade value! Unfortunately he seems to be injury prone! I will LOVE,LOVE,LOVE to win tickets for fridays game! Thank You So Very Much!!!

  19. Dave November 25, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Ask him to play for free.

  20. Miranda Hansen November 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    I’m a fresh Blazers fan and can’t answer that question. After I go to the game I’ll let you know! Thanks!

  21. Gabe November 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Let him go! He’s bad luck to the Blazers. Much too injury prone. His performance has been disappointing, so let’s invest in a new player.

  22. Brittany November 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    We should let him go and try to pick up someone else to do his job.

  23. Erika November 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Offer a small contract, and if he can get a better deal elsewhere then let him go. If not, keep him around and hope he has better days ahead. I don’t see Portland going very far if he’s eating up money and not producing, but he is a good guy. Keep the good guy around for morale, but spend the money on a healthy player.

  24. Sean November 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    It’s time to let him go. This coming from someone born and raised in Ohio. I hope I win! :)

  25. JJ November 25, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Make the qualifying offer to keep him as a restricted free agent. Match any reasonable contract offer he gets from another team, thereby keeping him on the team for a low dollar figure. Low risk, potentially high reward.

  26. Hope November 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    A Blazer game this weekend would be perfect! Let him go..had his great moment..time to move on and concentrate on their future! Go Blazers!

  27. Troy November 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Let him play but with minimum contract and salary. You never know he could come back up. Haven’t been to a game yet this season..this weekend is great!

  28. cherie November 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    let him go. just let him go.

  29. carl November 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm #

    It is time to let him go, unfortunetly. He was fun to watch play the little he did though.

  30. PDX Ray November 25, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    The Blazers should keep Oden for now; he’s under contract until July, I believe, after which he’ll become a free agent. My guess is that he won’t get many great contract offers on the open market and that the Blazers will be then able to resign him for a considerably lower amount. They should offer him a 1- or 2-year contract at that time, depending on the latest prognosis for his return by as many medical experts as can be summoned.

    Pick me!

  31. Chelsea November 25, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    As much as I want to say that Oden is bringing a lot of bad juju to Portland, you have to think that the constant comparisons to K. Durant and the endless mocking (even if it’s funny) about his fragile body (see onion article:,18448/) have probably built up some serious aggression for when he does finally *hopefully* hit the court next season. Whether it’s with Portland or another team, he’s going to feel like he really wants to prove he has something other than fragile knees. I say give him one more contract.

  32. Kat Ross November 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    He’s a great player…but only when he’s healthy enough to play! Sad to say, but let him go go go….

  33. JenNifee November 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    What should we do with him? I love me some blazers bit seriously this is a bit rediculous at how injured he is and I feel like he is a deda weight at this point. Trade him and get us a new player. Maybe someone that needs some training but at least is healthy!! Would so love to go see my beloved blazers kick some butt tomorrow.

  34. Jesse Roberts November 25, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    I’d say an incentive based contract with a cheap base for a salary.

  35. Kym November 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    Well he is apparently rather proud of his junk. Get him a contract with Vivid and take 10% off the top to finally get a return on the investment. I want to go cause I love my b boys and that cool floating car that drops taco coupons!

  36. jaimie November 25, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

    keep him keep him keep him!

  37. Deni E November 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    Let him go!

  38. Amanda November 25, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I gotta say about Greg Oden – I’m torn between cutting ties and starting fresh but I know he is young and has a lot more time left. Also if he gets picked up by another team and starts performing well I know I’d kick myself. I would probably have to say the better choice would be to keep him and sign him to a small contract. Like 3 million for the next 2 years and see how he performs then cut him if he’s not living up to our expectations.

  39. michael israel November 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    let him get better and see what he can do..sign a minimum contract. if he can get thru this, i think he will do some shop wrecKin!

  40. Natalie Williams November 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Try to trade him for another player while you continue to dream about what it would have been like if you’d just have chosen Kevin Durant..

  41. Rachel November 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    perhaps the blazers need someone to wear a mascot costume– a quick google search informs me that this is the “one and only blazer cat,” which obviously has a lot of room for improvement. blazer jellyfish? the blazer eggplant?–anyway, i hear that dancing around in a foam head is easier on the knees than basketball.

  42. JS November 26, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    As long as he is putting in the effort to rehab his injury and get prepared mentally and physically, he deserves to get a chance to show his ability on the court and we can cahlk it up to bad luck. If he isn’t there is no reason to reason to keep him or anyone else to want him for that matter. Besides, we are getting used to seeing the guys battle through all the injuries and succeed, it’s great to see some of the unsung players get a chance.

  43. jon November 26, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    Realize he may not be the future of the team like they had planned on and go forward from there. If they can keep him, great, but they need someone else in the arsenal. I think in a big way it dampens the morale of the team knowing they COULD be great, and indeed, have not achieved that.

  44. Jason November 26, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    •What should the Blazers do with Greg Oden? Offer a future contract? How much? Let him go?

    The Blazers should offer Oden a side contract as a mascot! When he is benched for one of his billions of injuries, that frail body of his could be out struttin the court gettin the crowd wild; and when he is in good health, we could put him in to dominate for a few minutes before the next injury.

    Greg would make a great mascot because he is a testament to the human spirit to persevere, and the tenacity to continue one’s love against all odds.

    Give him the chance, Rise with Greg ©. Rise with us ©

  45. heather November 26, 2010 at 8:25 am #

    Keep Greg Oden! I would love to see him actually get a chance to build some chemistry on the court with his fellow teammates. In my mind it’s a totally awesome combination — Oden, Roy, Batum, Aldridge and Matthews (or Johnson or Miller, I can’t decide). One of these days… Anyway. I’m just glad we’re getting Joel back for now. :)

  46. B November 26, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    I’m pretty bummed he played with an injury on game that didn’t matter much. I feel like he’s been pretty irresponsible. Cut our losses and start rebuilding.

  47. JOSH November 26, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    I would LOVE to see The Blazers beat the Hornets! It would be a late Turkey Day present!

  48. Stacy November 26, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    Some potential options for utilizing poor, useless, Greggy O include:

    1. The newest member of the stunt team
    2. Blaze’s sidekick. I’m thinking costume W/tights and a mask at the very least
    3. Refreshment server for the dedicated/poor fans up in the 300 section!
    4. Community educator on the consequences of sexting
    5. Give him the boot (don’t renew his contract) and let him rehabilitate on some other team’s bench

  49. Anna November 26, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    Let him go. We are paying him a ridiculous amount of money to sit and take pictures of himself. Grow up, Oden. Let him go.

  50. ayarcy November 26, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Keep him and sign him to a season long adult movie contract. Haven’t you seen his head shot?

  51. Rain Madrone November 26, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    I like Greg Oden, but I think it is probably best at this point to cut our losses – good luck to you, buddy, I hope you don’t come back to burn us!

  52. Lisa Maurine November 26, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Wait, WHAT?!!!???
    Did you consider letting Oden go?
    We love Oden!!!!!

  53. Kazzy November 26, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Let him go. His commercials are getting old and the most we can expect from him is another naked picture of himself on the internet….

  54. shane November 26, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Let the poor kid go. He is too much of a liability. We can’t afford risking having him sit out and more.

  55. Minna November 26, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I’m sorry to say we might just have to release him back into the wild. With our luck, his career will then take off.

  56. Amalan Sunder November 26, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    as much as it hurts to say, they gotta let him go. Let him take his time to rehabilitate while portland gets their roster together. If he can get his knee back to full health, he can try to workout for the team or for other teams, but I’m so doubtful that he can come back fully healthy

  57. Cristopher Dillard November 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Keep him, although give him the minimun. his trade value is too low right now and when he’s healthy he is a force to be reconned with!

  58. Mego November 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Let him go. He’s just going to be one of those players who’s always injured… It’s sad, but I think his body just wasn’t made for this kind of work.

  59. Lee M. Tague November 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I just moved here and my boyfriend insists that this is an offical “welcome” to ptown.. so, I must go.

    As for Oden, I haven’t the foggiest. I say keep him. That way I can see the team in all it’s stump town glory-ness. But doc his pay. Those boys make way too much!

  60. roy nifoussi November 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    I would loveto be able to take my son to see a Blazers game.

  61. Ben November 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    I know it’s almost five p.m. but I’m still throwing this out there for the tickets. Greg Oden needs to give his money back. He wasted too much already and now needs to man up and hand the money back to Paul Allen so it can be better used for the Blazers. This is why contracts should be performance-based. A thousands bucks for every blocked shot!

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