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Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
« on: February 08, 2013, 03:36:03 PM »

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Are the Cavs prepping to give Greg Oden an offer? (Getty Images)
The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to offer former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden a two-year deal after the trade deadline passes, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal.

The deal would reportedly include a third year as a team option.

With the uncertainty of what may happen at the trade deadline, teams are hesitant to bring on a new player because it impacts salary cap and roster slots, so that's why the Cavs are intended to wait a couple weeks. Once the dust settles, the interest in signing Oden will rise.

Oden reportedly has been targeting a comeback for the 2013-14 season, but with interest in him building, he may choose to sign now and continue his rehab as part of a team.

Oden has reportedly met with both the Cavs and the Celtics in recent weeks about a comeback. The Heat also reportedly have been interested in the big man.

The former No. 1 overall pick hasn't played a game in the NBA since Dec. 5, 2009, and had his third microfracture surgery March 2012, this on on his left knee. For his entire career, he's appeared in only 82 total games.

Oden never officially retired, but more just took time away to finish his degree at Ohio State and attempt to get healthy. He's just 24 years old and still has a unique skillset for a man his size.

The question still remains though even if Oden is signed, will he ever actually play? That might sound unfair, but his recent history suggests it remains a concern.

Oden of course played his college basketball in the state of Ohio, so this would be a homecoming of sorts and potentially exactly the kind of atmosphere around him needed to get his career on track.

Oden averaged 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds in parts of two seasons in Portland.

Re: Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »

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Man, has it really been over 3 years since he's stepped foot on an NBA court?  Wow.


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Re: Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 04:35:29 PM »

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Let 'em. There's no need to get in a bidding war for a Glass Man, or to give such a guy any more than a 1-year vet min (or near vet min) deal, especially considering he'll likely get injured again, and sooner rather than later.
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Re: Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
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That sucks.

Re: Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 03:25:51 PM »

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The Heat have reportedly ended their pursuit of free agent Greg Oden.
It's been reported that the Cavs will offer Oden a two-year contract after the Feb. 21 trade deadline, and the Bobcats have also emerged as a legitimate contender for his services. No matter where he signs, Oden won't be playing this season.


Source: Sam Amico on Twitter Feb 11 - 3:17 PM

Glad they did, but scared they might go after Timofey Mozgov

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Let the Cavs have him..dude hasnt played since 2009

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Re: Report: Cavs prepared to offer Greg Oden two-year deal
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 12:12:44 PM »

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Greg Oden is leaning toward signing with the Cavs, sources tell Fox Sports Ohio.
The Cavs have the cap space available to take a gamble on Oden's health and reportedly plan to offer him a two-year contract. Oden, who is currently spending his time in Ohio, is expected to sign at some point this season, though he is not going to be ready to play until at least the start of next season.


Source: Fox Sports Ohio Feb 13 - 11:59 AM

 

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