TRAIL BLAZERS EXERCISE OPTIONS ON ODEN, FERNANDEZ, BATUM AND BAYLESS
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers exercised their fourth-year option on center Greg Oden and third-year options on the contracts of guard/forward Rudy Fernandez, forward Nicolas Batum and guard Jerryd Bayless.
The moves, announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard, keep all four players under contract through the 2010-11 season.
Portland selected Oden with the No. 1 overall pick and acquired Fernandez via trade in the 2007 NBA Draft.
The Trail Blazers acquired Batum and Bayless in 2008 draft day trades.