Former Blazer Greg Oden plays in preseason, dunks on first play

Greg Oden played in his first game with the Miami Heat. It was Oden’s first appearance on an NBA court in nearly four years.

Oden last played in the NBA on December 5th, 2009 in Portland against the Houston Rockets when he had a knee injury and was carted off the court.

While it’s only the preseason, those who have seen, read, or heard about Oden ever since he was last on the court know what a big moment it was.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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