Posted July 23, 2013

Report: Greg Oden will work out for Heat, Pelicans and Kings this week

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Free-agent Greg Oden is working out for multiple teams this week. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Free-agent Greg Oden is working out for multiple teams this week. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Nearing a decision on his free-agent plans, center Greg Oden will work out this week for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings.

ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman and Marc Stein reported Monday that the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs are other potential suitors for Oden — but the other three teams are sending representatives to watch Oden work out this week.

According to the report, the Heat and Spurs remain the favorites to sign Oden.

The 25-year-old Oden is attempting to make a comeback from a slew of knee injuries that have limited him to just 82 career games since being selected No. 1 overall by the Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft. He has not played in an NBA game since the 2009-10 season with the Blazers. He has averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in his short career.


9 comments
LeeTempleSr
LeeTempleSr

Wasn't he a prodigy at one point? To bad he didn't finish college maybe by now he would have a job he can perform in lol buster

6marK6
6marK6

The biggest non-story in sports. He cannot play.

rock13np
rock13np

yes make it sound as if this guy is special!..... NOT!!!!

Lord Cthulhu
Lord Cthulhu

Keep Oden away from Gloria James, and everything will be okay!

howdythurr
howdythurr

Come to SA and learn from Timmy!

ShawnKemp2012
ShawnKemp2012

Good idea to trim it to 3 teams.  Lord knows he'd be injured by the 4th!  ho!

captaincone9
captaincone9

I wonder what Lebron is going to say the first time he sees Oden...................   "Daddy"!

abrahamrowe
abrahamrowe

It would be nice to see him come back, even if he just play's 15-20 minutes per game as a backup for the next few years.  Good Luck Greg!