Greg Oden Expected to Choose a Team Today

by August 02, 2013

Former top NBA Draft pick Greg Oden plans to choose an NBA team among several suitors on Friday, according to multiple reports. Oden has apparently looked good in workotus. Per ESPN: “Sources said that Oden, after showing off his skills for several teams over the past few weeks, has not yet ruled out any of the six teams chasing him but is most likely to select his destination from the trio of Miami, San Antonio and Dallas. New Orleans, Sacramento and Atlanta are the other known suitors for Oden. One source close to the process said Thursday night that the Pelicans are the only team from that group still ‘in the mix.’ Every team from the final six but Dallas sent a representative to Indianapolis last week to watch Oden work out, with multiple witnesses saying later that Oden has noticeably slimmed down and is moving well more than a year removed from his last microfracture knee surgery. Sources said all six of the teams in the Oden chase then presented offers early this week that detailed not only financial specifics but also each club’s medical plans for overseeing the 25-year-old Oden’s ongoing recovery from a multitude of knee problems. Oden hasn’t played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009, and underwent his third career microfracture surgery as recently as February 2012.”