Blazers confirm no deal for Oden before deadline

NEW YORK — The Portland Trail Blazers won't offer a contract extension to former No. 1 pick Greg Oden before the Monday deadline, a team spokesman said Saturday.

The Oregonian reported Friday that the Blazers and Oden's representatives agreed there would be no extension, making the oft-injured center the first top pick since Kwame Brown not to get one at the end of his rookie contract.

Teams have until Monday to reach deals with first-round picks from the 2007 draft.

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