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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2009, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Oden (52) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Oden will have microfracture surgery on his left knee and will not play in the 2010 season. Oden has not played since December 2009 because he needed surgery to repair a fractured left patella. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2009, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Greg Oden (52) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks' Richard Jefferson (24) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. Oden will have microfracture surgery on his left knee and will not play in the 2010 season. Oden has not played since December 2009 because he needed surgery to repair a fractured left patella. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens, File)

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