Very encouraging.Portland Trail Blazers centers Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla ran through intense full-court drills for more than 15 minutes following a shootaround Thursday morning at Energy Solutions Arena.
Oden (left knee) and Przybilla (right knee) are recovering from major surgery and are not active for tonight's preseason game against Utah. However, the duo ran at almost full speed while catching length-of-the-court passes for layups, and appeared to leap with almost full agility as they caught passes off the backboard that were soon dunked.
Przybilla looked the strongest and appeared leaner than last season. Oden ran with a slight limp, but moved up and down the court well. The duo looked the most comfortable in the low block, working with Raymond Sykes.