Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/24/12
D3

Former San Antonio Spurs center, Fabricio Oberto, could be on his way back to the NBA, according to several sources.

Oberto is reportedly currently mulling a one-year contract offer by the Chicago Bulls to become Joakim Noah's primary backup.

Oberto, who is currently playing with Atenas de Cordoba as he prepares for the London Olympics, played for the Spurs from 2005 to 2009 and was part of the Spurs' 2007 championship squad.

Oberto retired from the NBA due to a heart condition early last season but has talked about a return to the NBA on several occasions and could join the Bulls now that he has been cleared medically.

"The first proposal made by Bulls was for a workout, but the offer was turned down. Bulls want him as backup of Joakim Noah. Now the final decision belongs to Fabricio" said his agent Carlos Prunes.

Oberto confirmed the proposal made by Bulls but added that now he needs to workout to get ready for London 2012.
"I have a very important proposal from Chicago Bulls. But now I am focused to working out and be ready for London 2012. So far, the NBA is a bit far" said Oberto.

While I understand Oberto's focus on what is likely his last Olympic games, there no better way to prepare than to play in the NBA, and the Bulls could give Oberto a chance at another title.

Oberto would also be a safe gamble for the Spurs, who could use a backup big man with size if Tiago Splitter ever moves up to the starting lineup. Duncan paired well with Tim Duncan in his time with the Spurs.

In Oberto, the Bulls would add a player with a high basketball IQ, championship experience and some much-needed veteran leadership to the Bulls' frontcourt.

For a closer look at Oberto, be sure to listen to our interview with Oberto in Spurscast #201. 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

Blazers fire assistant who said Aldridge was leaving team

Miguel Cabrera lands on DL for first time in his career

LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to sign with Spurs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Serena Williams wags finger at Wimbledon crowd, says, 'Don’t try me'

Report: Rajon Rondo headed to Sacramento Kings

Dez Bryant deal with Cowboys could be announced Monday

Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly sign long-term contracts with Columbus, Buffalo

Mavs solidify future, sign Wesley Matthews, DeAndre Jordan

A-Rod, Yankees settle dispute over home run milestone bonus

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

Roy Hibbert likely being traded to Lakers

Watch: Pablo Sandoval falls over railing during catch

Report: Packers TE charged with firing a gun in Miami

Kawhi, LaMarcus, the mid-range and the Spurs' next epoch

How can Rafael Nadal regain his dominance?

NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

WATCH: Bryce Harper hits home run with patriotic bat

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Odell Beckham Jr. offered professional baseball contract

Orioles keep finding a way to win

Lloyd sends USWNT to World Cup final

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.