Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 1:57 pm  |  20 responses

Cavs, Heat Reportedly Favorites For Greg Oden

The Cavs and Heat have emerged as the favorites to sign Greg Oden, sources told CBS Sports. Dude hasn’t played basketball in almost three years, but the Heat may offer a minimum salary, while the Cavs could offer up to $4 million: ” The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat have emerged as the leaders to land former No. 1 pick Greg Oden. The 7-foot Oden, who hasn’t played since Dec. 5, 2009 due to multiple knee injuries, is hoping to take a visit down to Miami to meet with Pat Riley and the Heat in the next week, a source told CBSSports.com. Miami would likely offer a deal for minimum salary while the Cavs could pay up to nearly $4 million. The Boston Celtics are another team that has expressed interest, but the source said that Oden is leaning towards making a comeback with either Cleveland or Miami.”

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  • Redd

    If the Heat end up with a healthy Oden, ouch.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Has Oden never heard of the Phoenix Suns staff?

  • http://SLAMonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    What’s a healthy Greg Oden?

  • AAL30

    Why don’t they sign me instead. I’ll sit on their bench in a suit for $1 million. I’ll also travel with the team.

  • Redd

    I agree, it’s obvious the dude is injury prone.

    But if the new found interest in getting him is based on him being healthy then should be interesting. Is it likely he gets injured again? Yes. I’m just saying if he’s a healthy Oden it’s dangerous.

  • spit ot fiyah

    the decision part 2! he should announce it on the history channel

  • The Philosopher

    20 – 25 minutes a game.
    50 games.
    Seven points, six rebounds, 1.25 blocks per game.
    That would be remarkable. A healthy Greg Oden.
    In my opinion…

  • Max


  • M Cho

    If he’s smart, he’ll avoid Miami. He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who can handle the added media attention that making his comeback with the Heat would bring. Go to Cleveland, stay under the radar, get healthy.

  • M Cho

    The teams have got to be interested in him first before he can pick ‘em. Maybe it’s a bad sign that Phoenix hasn’t made an offer — maybe they think he’s too much a risk even for their medical staff? Remember that they didn’t want to give Amare more than 3 years back in 2010…pretty good forsight.

  • Redd

    Yea thats my point in his limited time that he did play he was a good rebounder.

  • Caboose

    And a BEASTLY shot blocker.

  • robb

    Lebron could play along his grampa. What a great story.

  • fondog!!!!

    Allan Iverson should not go to the D-league, he’s too good of a player to do that! Plus it’s a pride factor!!!!!

  • RayJr

    There’s no such thing. Oden hasn’t been healthy since probably middle school.

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    For sure, it would almost be as bad as if Allen Iverson played in the D-League.

  • i saw oden’t naked pix

    but we all know some girls will be happy in miami

  • shutup

    So this is a contest to see who will grant Mr.Glass a contract; thus being responsible for the future medical bills and any portion of his contract which will not be voided when he breaks/strains/pulls or tears something…….

  • 23

    I think he also lead the league in fg% at one point if I’m not mistaken.

  • 23

    True. I think he had a broken hand in high school