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Heat Sign Greg Oden (Pg. 5)

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:52 am

Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

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Written by Trevor Zickgraf

Size and defense were problems for the San Antonio Spurs before the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Dwight Howard. That trade made it even more important for the Spurs to improve their interior defense, whether that be from guys like Tiago Splitter getting better or from the team picking someone up through trade or free agency. We've heard the name Andray Blatche and there are still guys like Darko Milicic out there. Early Wednesday morning Fox Sports' Sam Amico tweeted another possibility, this one with the biggest boom or bust potential of them all.

"One NBA GM listed three teams he considers frontrunners for Greg Oden (in no order): Spurs, Pacers and Magic. The GM made sure to stress, however, "that's just my best guess." Oden is currently back at Ohio State, working toward a degree in sports and leisure."

There's nothing concrete there. This doesn't mean the Spurs have expressed interest in Oden, it just means that one general manager thinks they'd be a good fit. Perhaps that GM heard that from Oden's agent Mike Conley, Sr. or someone else close to Oden's camp. Considering the other options out there, taking a flier on Oden would be as good a move as possible. He probably wouldn't be very costly and if he doesn't work out then they'll part ways with him and keep their core and chemistry in tact.

Oden has gone on record to say he'd like to play this year, but he's not going to rush back if he's not ready. Smart move by Oden since he thinks this is part of the reason he hasn't been able to stay healthy. While Oden may not be available for several months, perhaps the Spurs should try to sign him soon, get him to San Antonio to continue rehabbing, while getting him accustomed to the Spurs system and culture. San Antonio would also be a great spot for Oden because is their a more out of the spotlight contender than the Spurs? Everyone's got either LA or Oklahoma City penciled in to face Miami in the Finals.

There's a lot of reasons the Spurs should make a run at Greg Oden but there's one big reason why they shouldn't. He's played 82 games over the last four years... total. I still think it's worth the risk.


http://projectspurs.com/2012-articles/a ... -oden.html
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby KB24 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:11 am

oh noez
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:28 am

im setting the over/under at 20 games played
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby nameant on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:29 am

There goes our chance at a title.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby gcclaker on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:45 am

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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby therealdeal on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:48 am

That article is pure speculation regarding the Spurs. The anonymous GM who made the statement admitted himself he was just guessing.

Oden seems far from returning and even if he returned, where would he stand? I'm guessing NBA teams have him on a back, back, back burner. I know if I were a GM, he'd just be a minor blip on my radar, but there's guys out there right now that can contribute and won't need months of recover time to come back and maybe be able to contribute.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby FabFourLakers on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:37 pm

Would be very fitting if Greg Oden ended up on the Orlando Magic...lol
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby 24K GOLD on Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:27 pm

He's going to get healthy and contribute in SA, just watch.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby therealdeal on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:12 pm

24K GOLD wrote:He's going to get healthy and contribute in SA, just watch.

He ought to go to Phoenix. They'll fix him somehow, they did it with everyone else.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:56 pm

"Sports and leisure" is a major in college? :man10:
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby 432J on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:05 pm

he's done
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:13 pm

The Dwight stopper.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby JSM on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:18 pm

A team would be better off signing Ben Wallace. Oden needs to go to Phoenix or retire.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby dj vitus on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:22 pm



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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby 432J on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:28 pm

^^^

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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby recoveringusername on Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:31 pm

dj vitus wrote:



:man10: oh boy
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby MadMax on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:12 pm

432J wrote:he's done

He was done before he started.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby retro_nights on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:22 pm

i'd sign him here. read a story about him a few months back that seemed like this comeback could workout better.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby Frank Dux on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:01 am

^We don't need his baggage. I feel for the guy, but he's mentally week(along with his obvious physical problems), and would be a major distraction.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:24 am

LTLakerFan wrote:"Sports and leisure" is a major in college? :man10:


My question exactly. I thought it was a category in Trivial Pursuit.
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby Congo Cash on Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:51 am

5 knee surgeries in 5 years, 3 of them were micro-fracture surgeries, and he is a 7'0/285 lbs... Retirement should be his only option...
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby Murdock on Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:15 am

What a shame ... that guy was a great prospect, it's really a shame what happened to him ... I thought he was lighter than 285 jeez ...
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby 432J on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:56 am

Murdock wrote:What a shame ... that guy was a great prospect, it's really a shame what happened to him ... I thought he was lighter than 285 jeez ...

yeah i really do feel for the guy. i remember when he was all the talk and had the potential to be the next big thing until he kept getting injury after injury. sad story
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby Murdock on Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:50 am

432J wrote:
Murdock wrote:What a shame ... that guy was a great prospect, it's really a shame what happened to him ... I thought he was lighter than 285 jeez ...

yeah i really do feel for the guy. i remember when he was all the talk and had the potential to be the next big thing until he kept getting injury after injury. sad story

Yeah ... really sad I feel for portland too since I did my stint at Oregon State ... Portland is cursed ... Walton, Bowie, Oden, Roy ... that can't be an accident ... it's a curse :(
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Re: Spurs Front Runners For Greg Oden

Postby lilman2834 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:06 am

recoveringusername wrote:
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:man10: oh boy

Wow.really.I remember sayin durant would have a better career coming out. N looks like I was right. Even if he didn't get injured
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