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Portland needs another center, bringing in everyone tall for workouts

Nov 5, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

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Fabricio Oberto has joined the long and storied tradition of Portland Trail Blazer big men who can’t play for them right now — Greg Oden, Joel Pryzbilla, Jeff Pendergraph. It’s not really funny, but if you can’t laugh about this run of luck you’d just be curled up on a corner of your bed crying.

Portland is moving on, trying to find one more big body to fill out their roster.

Earl Barron, Dwayne Jones, Sean Marks, Eric Boateng and Shavlik Randolph will all get a look, according to CBS Sports Facts and Rumors blog. Smart money says more names get added to that list.

Which is quite a collection. Although Barron had some good minutes in New York last season, he was the savior at center for a week (which is as long as anyone has that job, it’s Timofey Mozgov’s right now). Not sure how much Portland can get out of any of those guys on the court.

  1. ericreives - Nov 5, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Earl Barron and Dwayne Jones should be given an opportunity. Jones has always had a good rebounding rate and a good defender. Barron is a good face up shooter and gets the occasional block as well.

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