Jeff Goodman from CBSsports.com reported earlier this week that the Boston Celtics, San Anonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in free agent center Greg Oden.
If I'm Chris Grant, I'm probably thinking the same thing those other GM's are.
Oden hasn't played a game since December 5, 2009 because of his inability to stay healthy. In all, he's played a total of one NBA season. He's clearly fresh. And he’s young, as he will turn only 25 in a few days.
Really, what do the Cavs have to lose in taking a chance on Oden? Lets be honest, this is a lost season and I would much rather watch Oden than the likes of Kevin Jones, Jon Leuer and Luke Walton. But I also know what kinds of risk come with Oden.
If he can stay on the court, which he hasn’t been able to do, he has been pretty effective. In the 2009-2010 season, his last time healthy, Oden played in 21 games for Portland. He averaged 24 minutes per, with 11.1 points, 8.5 boards and ...