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The Blazers must tender Oden, the No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft, a qualifying offer by Thursday in order to make him a restricted free agent. As a restricted free agent, Oden can sign the offer, or seek a deal with another team. The Blazers would then have seven days to match the offer.

Oden can also sign a one-year offer from the Blazers and become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Portland interim general manager Chad Buchanan would only say that the Blazers will address Oden’s situation this week, as well as discuss similar contract situations with guards Patty Mills, Elliot Williams and forward Nicolas Batum.