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Re: Agent: Greg Oden Interested In Signing With Cavs (Pg. 3)

Postby BadCoaching on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Doc Brown wrote:He's just going to get cozy and settled down in Cleveland for when Lebron comes back in 2014.


Why would Lebron return? They're going to win another ring this year.. I don't hardly think he'll leave, they'll pay him in Miami.
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Re: Agent: Greg Oden Interested In Signing With Cavs (Pg. 3)

Postby Snake Eyes on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:13 pm

BadCoaching wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:He's just going to get cozy and settled down in Cleveland for when Lebron comes back in 2014.


Why would Lebron return? They're going to win another ring this year.. I don't hardly think he'll leave, they'll pay him in Miami.


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Re: Greg Oden Attends Cavaliers Game, Likes Organization (Pg. 3)

Postby LAKEROC on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:11 am

^ That's hilarious! :man10:
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Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go'

Postby Kobe8Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go'

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Greg Oden is attempting to return to the NBA after not playing since 2009.

Oden has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, amongst other teams.

Deshaun Thomas, who attended Ohio State like Oden, said on Thursday that the two have been working out.

"Man, he looks unbelievable," he said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right."


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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Fri May 17, 2013 1:08 pm

for the porn industry? Hope he really is ready to go
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby Weezy on Fri May 17, 2013 2:24 pm

It's going to be really sad when that knee gives out again however long into the season. That one you would have to think would be the final one and he'd retire. I'm not hoping for it though, I'm hoping he can continue to be like Sam Bowie in that after all the injuries he can finally stay healthy and have a solid career from here on out.
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby Tobias Funke on Sat May 18, 2013 12:25 am

Hopefully he finds the right situation where he can perform in limited minutes with no much pressure and learn and grow, not signing with a team that expects him to play starter minutes. A team with a top center would be a good situation for him (no Im not suggesting we sign him lol).

I hope he can make it through a season healthy though.
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby karacha on Sat May 18, 2013 9:00 am

I wish him all the best, but... I don't think that knee can take all that running and jumping anymore. Not at the 82 games/season pace. And he's a really big guy on top of that. It will be difficult. But... someone will probably pay him.
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby Rooscooter on Sat May 18, 2013 9:05 am

If he were "Ready to Go" he'd be on a team right now. Agent generated blather......
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby bnr034 on Sat May 18, 2013 8:35 pm

Join the Suns...
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby KB24 on Sun May 19, 2013 1:15 am

McGrady also was said to be ready a lot of times.

Same for other comeback attempts like Darius Miles, Brandon Roy or Baron Davis. They all were awful.
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby 432J on Sun May 19, 2013 11:13 am

i could see him coming back and suffering another knee injury

guys like oden and roy who have had so many injury problems just can never find a way to stay healthy, especially after undergoing all these surgeries which have made his knees even weaker
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Re: Greg Oden 'Looks Ready To Go' (Pg. 4)

Postby JSM on Sun May 19, 2013 11:39 am

If he really wants to salvage what's left of his career, he would sign with Phoenix pronto.
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Greg Oden Remains Interested In Signing With Heat

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:38 am

Greg Oden Remains Interested In Signing With Heat

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By CHRIS TOMASSON

MIAMI — Greg Oden and his agent know what everybody else does. If the Miami Heat want to win a third straight NBA title, it might be important to get some size.

Oden is willing to help.

Oden’s agent, Mike Conley, told FOX Sports Florida by phone Friday that the free-agent center remains very interested in signing with the Heat this summer and the feeling is mutual. Conley expects to talk with Heat president Pat Riley when free agency begins July 1 about the 7-foot Oden, the 2007 No. 1 draft pick who hasn’t played in the NBA since December 2009 due to knee problems.

"The Heat need some size, that’s not a secret," Conley said. "Whether it’s in a backup role or whatever, he could help them. I know they’re interested in him and he’s interested in them."

The Heat won their second consecutive title with a 95-88 victory Thursday over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. It was their second straight seven-game series after having defeated the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.

The Pacers exposed Miami s lack of size as 7-2 center Roy Hibbert had a dominant series. The Chicago Bulls also pose some problems for Miami in the East with their size.

"The Miami Heat make sense," Conley said of his client possibly landing there.

Other teams in the mix for Oden include Cleveland, San Antonio, Charlotte and Boston. Along with the Heat, Oden, who played at Ohio State, has most been linked with the Cavaliers.

"He still likes Cleveland, but we’ll have to see what they do in the draft," Conley said of the Cavaliers, who have the No. 1 pick in next Thursday’s draft and could take Maryland center Alex Len or Kentucky forward/center Nerlens Noel.

Oden, 25, has been hampered by numerous knee problems since being taken No. 1 by Portland in the 2007 draft. But he has been continuing to rehab in Columbus, Ohio, and his hometown of Indianapolis.

"He’s doing great. I think he could be ready for the regular-season opener," Conley said. "I’m not sure he’d be ready to play significant minutes. But it would depend on whether the team that he went to wanted him to play right away or not."

Conley said Oden is willing to work out with teams in July, including the Heat. But the agent said he "wouldn’t do contact" in a workout.

Miami will have the taxpayer midlevel exception starting at $3.183 million to pay a free agent this summer. However, some of that money might be needed if the Heat want to re-sign center Chris "Birdman" Andersen.

Andersen’s agent, Mark Bryant, told FOX Sports Florida early in the playoffs that Andersen is hopeful of remaining in Miami. Andersen hasn’t been willing yet to speculate on his future.

Also, Milwaukee center Samuel Dalembert, who will become a free agent July 1, told FOX Sports early in the playoffs he has interest in signing with Miami. The Heat pursued Dalembert as a free agent before the 2011-12 season.

When asked whether Miami’s available amount of $3.183 million would be sufficient to sign Oden, Conley said, "We haven’t gone down that road." The market will determine Oden’s value when free agency gets under way.

"He’s really excited,"’ Conley said about Oden wanting to get back in the NBA. "I’ve never seen him this excited."

Chris Tomasson can be reached at christomasson@hotmail.com or on Twitter @christomasson.


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Re: Greg Oden Remains Interested In Signing With Heat (Pg. 4)

Postby Congo Cash on Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:00 am

Pointless... He won't even steal Haslem's playing time (which is slowly disappearing at this point)...
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Re: Greg Oden Remains Interested In Signing With Heat (Pg. 4)

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:18 am

"He’s doing great. I think he could be ready for the regular-season opener," Conley said. "I’m not sure he’d be ready to play significant minutes. But it would depend on whether the team that he went to wanted him to play right away or not."

Yeah.....how long has it been now with the rehab from the most recent procedures? Red type for huge red flag.
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Re: Greg Oden Remains Interested In Signing With Heat (Pg. 4)

Postby lakerfansd on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:16 pm

They should just keep Anderson, who can actually contribute something.
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Greg Oden Had Two-Day Visit With Heat

Postby Kobe8Fan on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:59 am

Greg Oden Had Two-Day Visit With Heat

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Greg Oden recently had a two-day visit with the Miami Heat.

Pat Riley confirmed the visit and restated his interest in signing Oden.

“We will explore that and see where it goes because of the possibilities,’’ Riley said of Oden, who has been plagued by knee problems since being the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick in 2007. “You go back to look at (Zydrunas) Ilgauskas. He had nothing but foot problems for about four years and everybody thought it was over. And the same thing happened with Kurt Thomas at the beginning of his career. There’s been a lot of players young in their careers that have had chronic injuries (and then) it doesn’t happen to them anymore. I think he’s such a young player and to be such a force, that you’d want to monitor him very closely.’’

The Heat would likely need to use their their $3.183 million exception to sign Oden.


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Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby Kobe8Fan on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:04 am

Greg Oden Receiving Interest From Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizzlies

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By Marc J. Spears

Greg Oden hasn’t played in an NBA game in more than 3½ years, but hasn't kept teams from inquiring about the possibility of signing him.

Oden, 25,has received interest from the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies, league sources said. The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA draft hasn’t played since Dec. 5, 2009, because of multiple knee injuries.

Oden is in a "good place" mentally now, one source said, and hopes to be ready physically to play by training camp. He also doesn’t appear to be in a rush to make a decision on where to sign, the source said.


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Re: Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:13 am

If he's really truly healthy (he's not) then go to the Spurs.
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Re: Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby JSM on Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:04 pm

Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA 53s
Greg Oden is receiving a considerable amount of interest from NBA teams, according to league sources. He's weighing all of his options
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Re: Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:34 am

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Hearing: Dallas Mavs will get "legit consideration" from Greg Oden along with teams previously in his top three: Heat, Spurs and Cavs
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Re: Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:25 pm

Dallas striking out and striking out and striking out. :man10:

I hope they strike out on Oden too. :man10:
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Re: Spurs, Mavericks, Pacers and Grizz Interested In Greg Oden

Postby JSM on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:25 am

Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine 11m
Just got firm word that Cavs -- after signing Andrew Bynum -- are no longer pursuing Greg Oden. Mavs now IN Oden race led by Spurs & Heat
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Pelicans Expected To Offer $3M Contract To Greg Oden

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:58 am

Pelicans Expected To Offer $3M Contract To Greg Oden

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Pelicans expect to meet free agent center Greg Oden next week, sources told Y! Sports. Pelicans poised to make offer close to $3 million.


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