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Oden: No running till August, but return for training camp remains the goal

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, who had microfracture surgery on his left knee in November, is still doing water and upper-body workouts but is not yet running.

'I won't be allowed to do that until August,' Oden said Saturday at the Rose Garden, as he watched the Blazers beat Dallas 84-82 in Game 4 of their Western Conference first-round series.

How is the knee feeling?

'It feels good, but not to the point where there's a big difference,' Oden said.

Can he be ready for October training camp?

'That's my goal,' he said. 'I don't know if it's going to happen, but that's my plan.'