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Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« on: February 27, 2013, 09:26:00 PM »

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Greg Oden will not decide on his next NBA team until free agency in July, according to agent Mike Conley Sr.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are in the mix for Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick.

Oden has not played since 2009 due to constant knee issues.
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Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 09:35:27 PM »

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Eh, I think the Greg Oden ship has sailed. I wouldn't mind him as a back-up center but I wouldn't get my hopes up that he's going to ever be a franchise player as projected in his college days.

Aka, I could take him or leave him.

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Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 09:41:49 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.
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Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 09:43:51 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 09:47:02 PM »

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Imagine he comes to the Celtics and lives up to his potential of being the best center prospect since Patrick Ewing, and Jeff Green becomes an all-star, and Rondo learns how to shoot, and they lead us to multiple championships. I can see it.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 09:47:30 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Haha, no offense but if I had a choice between either playing with Kyrie Iriving, playing with Lebron in sunny Miami or playing with an aging team in Boston where the winters are brutal, I think I would choose option A and/or B before option C.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 09:49:55 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Yes we are.. but a center who came from a season ending surgery and haven't played since 2010...

but if he's willing for a cheap price then why not..

Cavs had Verejao right now and some good young centers

He'll most likely go to Miami
 
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Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 09:51:45 PM »

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Well, in Miami, he'll never be more than a role player, even if he does find his college form. Here, if by some miracle, he got healthy, he could potentially have room to grow. And unlike Cleveland, he'd have a vet core to help him grow next year.

That said, I don't expect him to regain his old form. Still, I don't blame Danny for trying. If Oden pulls a comeback, the C's all of the sudden have a center to add to a future core of Rondo, Bradley, Green, and Sully. Not a bad place to start the rebuilding process.

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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 09:52:46 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Boston is not a big FA destination.
He doesn't care if we need a center, he cares about $ and stuff.
KG will retire soon.

So it's up to Doc/Rondo then... and I doubt Rondo can influence him much.

Good luck, Doc ;)
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 09:56:13 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Boston is not a big FA destination.
He doesn't care if we need a center, he cares about $ and stuff.
KG will retire soon.

So it's up to Doc/Rondo then... and I doubt Rondo can influence him much.

Good luck, Doc ;)

Lol, and while we are on the subject, I really don't understand why so many think Doc Rivers is a reason why big name players would want to come here.

Don't get me wrong, respected coach and all that, but is there honestly a free agent who's prefered destination list would include "Hollywood, South Beach, the Big Apple, the Windy City OR Glen "Doc" Rivers?"

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 09:56:25 PM »

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He is a pipedream, my money is on the HEAT.  Best chance for a ring that way.

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 09:57:57 PM »

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Why us? I see no reason he'd choose us. Miami/Cleveland seem very possible.

why not? We desperately need a center, and he would play for Doc and with Rondo, and have KG next to him.

Boston is not a big FA destination.
He doesn't care if we need a center, he cares about $ and stuff.
KG will retire soon.

So it's up to Doc/Rondo then... and I doubt Rondo can influence him much.

Good luck, Doc ;)

Lol, and while we are on the subject, I really don't understand why so many think Doc Rivers is a reason why big name players would want to come here.

Don't get me wrong, respected coach and all that, but is there honestly a free agent who's prefered destination list would include "Hollywood, South Beach, the Big Apple, the Windy City OR Glen "Doc" Rivers?"

Well, he did convince Courtney Lee.
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Re: Greg Oden choosing between celtics, heat, and cavs
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 10:00:01 PM »

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he will play about 10games, and then be out for the season injured

i'm not sure why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about where he goes..it will most likely go like Brandon Roy's comeback

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 10:07:55 PM »

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he will play about 10games, and then be out for the season injured

i'm not sure why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about where he goes..it will most likely go like Brandon Roy's comeback

If we went back in time and the Timberwolves were given a second chance, they still would've signed Roy.

And if not, another team would have. It's simply too big a potential reward, for every team to pass on.
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