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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2013, 02:38:12 PM »
Interested if he can still offer anything to a team

I'm not to concerned on this respect, I don't think he plans on playing this year anyways.

Exactly, this would be a move for the future, and totally worth the risk imo. Imagine, ending the KG era while getting the guy we missed out on which lead to us trading for KG. After losing Rondo and Sullinger, we should totally focus on next season and beyond, but without tossing guys away for basically money savings. This would be one way of doing it.

It would be great to have him in our squad and potentially a strong boost for the future, but he already made it clear that he wants to go to the Heat or Cavs unfortunately.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 02:40:21 PM »
Having Greg Oden on our team would be so stressful.  Just watch a video of him playing.  Every time he comes down from jumping for a block or a rebound you half expect his legs to buckle and shatter.  He just looks so big and heavy, and we know his knees are made of silly puddy.
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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 02:41:42 PM »
Interested if he can still offer anything to a team

I'm not to concerned on this respect, I don't think he plans on playing this year anyways.

Exactly, this would be a move for the future, and totally worth the risk imo. Imagine, ending the KG era while getting the guy we missed out on which lead to us trading for KG. After losing Rondo and Sullinger, we should totally focus on next season and beyond, but without tossing guys away for basically money savings. This would be one way of doing it.

It would be great to have him in our squad and potentially a strong boost for the future, but he already made it clear that he wants to go to the Heat or Cavs unfortunately.

He indicated he was interested in those two teams, but also boston was still in the mix. He in no way has decided yet.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2013, 02:43:16 PM »
Honestly, I see absolutely no harm in giving him a minimum contract for the rest of the season. If he pans out, then we could make a little playoff run. If he doesn't, no big deal, and we move on with our lives. It's not like he could ruin us. What's there to ruin?

No harm but we would have to vet min sign him for this year an next year as he is not going to play this season.
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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2013, 02:44:15 PM »
Man, how rumors spread... one guy says he may have seen him in the airport, now I'm seeing  a couple of Spanish tweets. The first one, seeing Oden spotted at the Celtic's facility, another one later mentioned he's been seen at Celtics' offices...

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Walthem?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2013, 02:44:39 PM »
Interested if he can still offer anything to a team

I'm not to concerned on this respect, I don't think he plans on playing this year anyways.

Exactly, this would be a move for the future, and totally worth the risk imo. Imagine, ending the KG era while getting the guy we missed out on which lead to us trading for KG. After losing Rondo and Sullinger, we should totally focus on next season and beyond, but without tossing guys away for basically money savings. This would be one way of doing it.

It would be great to have him in our squad and potentially a strong boost for the future, but he already made it clear that he wants to go to the Heat or Cavs unfortunately.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2013, 03:27:49 PM »
It would be so cool to see Oden in a Celtics jersey.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2013, 03:29:02 PM »
According to Sherrod on twitter, Oden met with the C's. Says there's more to come on CSNNE.com

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2013, 03:31:30 PM »
He made it pretty clear he is only interested in the Cavs or Heat.

While this is nice to see Ainge is pushing and working hard, I don't expect much of it, and if anything does happen it'll come in an overpay. 

He's made of glass.  Having talent doesn't matter if you only play 2 games a year.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2013, 03:33:34 PM »
I can't imagine he'll sign here, but I'd be all for it.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2013, 03:34:06 PM »
He made it pretty clear he is only interested in the Cavs or Heat.

While this is nice to see Ainge is pushing and working hard, I don't expect much of it, and if anything does happen it'll come in an overpay. 

He's made of glass.  Having talent doesn't matter if you only play 2 games a year.

This is simply not true. Read a few of the recent articles, he clearly states he has no idea where he will end up.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2013, 03:36:25 PM »
He makes sense on many levels, maybe Sully is playing the " they are just like OSU" card. 

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While this is nice to see Ainge is pushing and working hard, I don't expect much of it, and if anything does happen it'll come in an overpay.

He's made of glass.  Having talent doesn't matter if you only play 2 games a year.

I agree he is fragile but it's very little risk for us and high reward at this point.  Maybe we can catch lightning in the bottle with a little Bill Walton season of '86 magic for us.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2013, 03:37:01 PM »
KG era coming full circle? Oden finally ending up with the c's? Would be an awesome story if he could ever stay healthy , pretty doubtful though.

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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2013, 03:41:16 PM »
I'd assume our offer is the full (not pro-rated) Bi-annual exception.

Cleveland can offer better money, so I'm guessing he signs there.
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Re: Greg Oden spotted in Waltham?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2013, 03:49:17 PM »
I'd assume our offer is the full (not pro-rated) Bi-annual exception.

I don't believe we're allowed to offer a full bi-annual exception.  I believe the exception begins to pro-rate for all teams after January 10.

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