Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 2:20 pm  |  19 responses

Miami Heat Reportedly Want to Sign Greg Oden

Late last season, you may recall Greg Oden’s camp expressing interest in the big fella resuming his star-crossed NBA career in Miami. It turns out that the Heat are also intrigued by the possibility, reports ESPN: “Nearly a year removed from his latest knee surgery, former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has decided to resume his playing career but is not planning to return to the NBA before the 2013-14 season, according to sources close to the situation. Sources said that multiple teams have already expressed interest in signing Oden to a multi-year deal before the end of this season that would allow him to continue his rehab until he can get back on the court in training camp next fall. The Miami Heat are at the front of the line in pursuing Oden, two sources said, and have been keeping tabs as he recovers while also taking classes at Ohio State. Sources say that the Heat, though, are not alone in their pursuit of the former No. 1 overall pick. The Heat potentially could have two roster spots available this season, one of which Oden could slide into as he continues to rehab. Team president Pat Riley is known to like gambling on long shots, especially when it comes to big men.”

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  • Redd

    Why wouldn’t they do this, I was considering this for my own Bulls on a 10 day contract.

    But the team I’m surprised that hasn’t been interested is the Suns. They could get this dude healthy & have a great center.

  • shockexchange

    And the website hits begin. Bloggers, start your engines!

  • zogs19994


  • theDankerNuggets

    no surprise, they desperately need some real bigs

  • spit hot fiyah

    dikembe is not available?

  • underdog

    It’ll be funny if he win a chip before Durant.

  • slapyaface

    Not sure about this one.. Miami needs to snatch Birdman up.

  • Dutch Rich

    uh, doesn’t the article state multi year deal?

  • JML-G

    most definitely worth the risk – far more point signing Oden and gambling on his recovery than keeping Pittman or Varnado.. imagine if it actually works out – holy sh*t

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    phx would probably work miracles

  • Redd

    Yeah I know but i meant I wanted him on a 10 day deal for my team.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    not a bad idea

  • Dutch Rich

    $hit he can come stay in my attic for ten days. Tell stories about back in the ABA days……….

  • Redd

    He’s the oldest young player ever.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Greg Oden’s commitment to basketball should be questioned everyday he doesn’t spend trolling the Suns for treatment.

  • Conor

    Maybe once that small investigation in regards to his co-funding a child sex network is resolved they could gauge that possibility. smh

  • Hugo Silva

    Great! Greg Oden will play a few games and then badly re-injure him self!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    Jumps up grabs rebound..snaps patella on the way down.


    Still can’t step to Shawn Kemp though.