Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Former top overall pick Greg Oden will be joining the Miami Heat next season as he attempts to come back from his debilitating knee injuries that have forced him to the sideline for much of his career and have kept him out of the NBA since 2010. In Oden, the Heat get a big center to fill a need in the post. Miami has survived on small ball, but were exposed some in the Playoffs for its lack of size against Indiana and against San Antonio in the final two rounds of the Playoffs. There was definitely a desire to find a more suitable replacement -- someone who could provide both offense and defense -- for short stretches. Oden is still incredibly talented. He averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in 21 games in 2010. He osted a near-star-level PER of 23.1 and had a 64.7 percent true shooting percentage. When Oden was able to play, he was very very good. Worthy of being the number one pick. It is easy to forget just how good Oden was at Ohio State and in his two shortened s...
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