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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 10:20:33 AM »

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I just saw a tweet about him, and apparently he plans on trying to return next season. 

I think he is a guy who someone (perhaps the C's) will give a short term contract this summer, if he can pass a physical.  But not yet.


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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 12:38:51 PM »

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low risk, high reward. If we can get him for the vet min, i'd do it...

sucks that hes plagued with injuries. If this dude was healthy, I can say he will be better than Dwight. Hell,  if all players in Portland were healthy, I can see them int he finals

Roy, Aldridge, Oden...that team would be so sick

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 12:41:32 PM »

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I just saw a tweet about him, and apparently he plans on trying to return next season. 

I think he is a guy who someone (perhaps the C's) will give a short term contract this summer, if he can pass a physical.  But not yet.
I think you bring him in this year to get him acclimated and that will hopefully show him you want him so he signs for less money next year.  I'm sure there will be some team next summer that needs to get to the minimum salary and offers Oden a fairly large 1 year contract to just take a flyer on him (and to get the salary).  You bring in him now you could probably sign him for less and then get more time to work with him.
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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 12:58:38 PM »

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I just saw a tweet about him, and apparently he plans on trying to return next season. 

I think he is a guy who someone (perhaps the C's) will give a short term contract this summer, if he can pass a physical.  But not yet.
I think you bring him in this year to get him acclimated and that will hopefully show him you want him so he signs for less money next year.  I'm sure there will be some team next summer that needs to get to the minimum salary and offers Oden a fairly large 1 year contract to just take a flyer on him (and to get the salary).  You bring in him now you could probably sign him for less and then get more time to work with him.
From what I've heard he wants nothing to do with a basketball team this year.  He just wants to be away from it.

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 01:07:49 PM »

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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 01:25:24 PM »

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I just saw a tweet about him, and apparently he plans on trying to return next season. 

I think he is a guy who someone (perhaps the C's) will give a short term contract this summer, if he can pass a physical.  But not yet.
Because it worked so well for Brandon Roy.
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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2012, 01:31:08 PM »

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low risk, high reward. If we can get him for the vet min, i'd do it...

sucks that hes plagued with injuries. If this dude was healthy, I can say he will be better than Dwight. Hell,  if all players in Portland were healthy, I can see them int he finals

Roy, Aldridge, Oden...that team would be so sick

Yeah they had such high hopes and promise and they got royally screwed over again and again with injuries. Their 09 - 10 lineup would have been dirty the past three years.

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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 02:42:16 PM »

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A frontline of Oden and Robert Swift would be formidable.

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2012, 03:00:50 PM »

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I just saw a tweet about him, and apparently he plans on trying to return next season. 

I think he is a guy who someone (perhaps the C's) will give a short term contract this summer, if he can pass a physical.  But not yet.
Because it worked so well for Brandon Roy.

I would be surprised if Oden gets even a year fully guaranteed, let alone 2. 

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012, 03:10:24 PM »

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I would be surprised if Oden gets even a year fully guaranteed, let alone 2.

Oden getting a year fully guaranteed is about as likely as Bynum getting anywhere near a max level deal.
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Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2012, 03:12:17 PM »

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I think Greg Oden will have 10 or 12 teams offering a fully guaranteed minimum contract.

I don't think he'll be offered much more than that. Maybe he could work his way up to $2.5 million or a partially guaranteed second year at the minimum or slightly over but I'd expect something like that to be his ceiling.

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2012, 03:18:25 PM »

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A frontline of Oden and Robert Swift would be formidable.

  You must have seen quite a bit of Swift in Seattle. Or, more to the point, a lot of Swift in street clothes...

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2012, 04:22:18 PM »

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I mean, he'd have to play 15 minutes a game here of solid defense, provide some rebounding, and catch a Rondo alley-oop or two.

He can't play with Miami. Miami is a running team, and he simply MUST be in a half court offense. He would clog up their transition game, and his defensive strengths wouldn't help their swarming defense. Moreover, rebounding a three pointer is harder than rebounding mid-range shots. The Celtics shoot a lot of midrange shots.

Oden would be great here, and I'd love to see him at the vet minimum for a season or two.

We're a cerebral team, and he's a cerebral guy.

Re: Is Greg Oden Available?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 04:56:24 PM »

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Someone will give him a chance.  If short-term and low dollars why not Boston?  Probably as good a place for him next year as any.

 

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