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Greg Oden has not played an NBA game in three years but the former No. 1 pick will join the Miami Heat.
Oden, 25, will have a deal with the Heat which is for a minimum of two years with a player option in the second year according to ESPN.
Heat president Pat Riley began recruiting Oden before the 2012-13 season ended. It probably did not hurt the Heat’s chances to sign him considering they are coming off an NBA title.
Oden said it was a “big deciding factor” that Heat officials made it clear to him that he “wouldn’t be needed as much early in the season” as he works his way back from more than three years out of the league.
“When I had a conversation with Coach (Erik) Spoelstra and hearing how much he knew about the training stuff that I was already doing, it kind of made me feel like they know what’s best for me,” Oden said in a phone interview.
“I’m not going to sit here and say I’m 100 percent,” Oden added. “I am moving (well) and I am feeling good, but I have a lot of work to do.”
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Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden has chosen to sign with the Miami Heat. Oden has not played in the NBA the past three seasons.
According to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, chronically injured and former #1 overall draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers, Greg Oden, who has not played a single minute of professional basketball since December 5, 2009, opted to sign with the Miami Heat on Friday. Greg Oden will sign with Miami Heat, source told ESPN. Two-year with player option for second year. — Jeff...
Greg Oden was drafted with the number one overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers, but never got a chance to make an impact on the NBA level due to injuries.
SInce being drafted 6 years ago, Oden has only played in 82 career games, and hasn’t played a game in the NBA in the past three seasons.
Oden purposely sat out this past season to make sure that he...
Multiple reports on Friday night confirmed that the Miami Heat have signed the oft-injured Greg Oden to a two-year deal. Year two of the contract is a player option.
Oden, who was drafted No. 1 overall in 2007 by the Portland Trailblazers, never developed into the dominant center many believed he would be in the NBA. Towering at seven feet, the Ohio State product has suffered through...
The most accurate description of Greg Oden's career in the Association at this juncture, may be best summed up by the "Grateful Dead," when they sang years ago "What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been." Selected with the first pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers the center spent most of his time with the franchise on the sidelines as...
Greg Oden has played fewer minutes in his six-year career than Anthony Davis did in his rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans, but that didn’t stop the Pelicans and many other teams from offering Oden a multi-year contract.
After drawing much interest from the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Pelicans, Oden ultimately decided to agree to a two-year contact...
As promised, Miami Heat big Greg Oden announced his decision on Friday regarding his next stop.
There were no surprises up his sleeve.
Oden’s agent Mike Conley Sr. told Fox Sports that Erik Spoelstra’s sales pitch over mid-grade grub got it done.
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Center Greg Oden gets chance to revive career with the Miami Heat
Greg Oden has not seen action on the court since 2009, but that did not deter Pat Riley from giving him a shot in Miami. Friday, the seven-foot center decided to join the Miami Heat, the defending NBA champions, in a quest to continue a career that barely got started after he was drafted as the first...
Greg Oden will reemerge in the NBA with the Miami Heat.
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft who has been out of the league since a Dec. 5 2009 appearance with the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday agreed to terms to begin his comeback with the two-time defending NBA champions.
Oden will sign a two-year contract with the Heat at the NBA minimum at $1 million for 2013-14 and $1.1...
According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, free agent center, Greg Oden, has agreed to a 2-year minimum deal with the Miami Heat – including a player option for the second year.
2007′s No. 1 overall draft pick last played in the NBA in 2009-10 for the Portland Trail Blazers where he averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 21 games. His NBA career stalled in 2010 when the...
Of all the sad parts about Greg Oden‘s struggles to get onto the court in the last six years — and there are a ton of them — one of the saddest is that more fans have not gotten the chance to learn more about one of sports’ more unique individuals.
In the run-up to the 2007 draft, when Oden was widely and rightfully expected to be the No. 1 overall pick, the Ohio State center...
According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, free agent center, Greg Oden, has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Miami Heat – including a player option for the second year.
2007′s No. 1 overall draft pick last played in the NBA in 2009-10 for the Portland Trail Blazers where he averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 21 games. His NBA career stalled in 2010 when the Blazers...
You know the free agent pool has dried up when injury plagued center Greg Oden is the biggest prize left. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Greg Oden will make his decision on Friday and that the Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Miami Heat are the teams in the mix to land him.
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The 2-time defending NBA Champions have agreed to a deal with former #1 overall pick Greg Oden. The Heat agree to a minimum of 2-years with a player option in the 2nd year. Heat President Pat Riley has been actively recruiting Oden to Miami since before the end of last season. Oden hasn’t played a game in three years, and has only played 82 games in six years. The Heat made their...
The Miami Heat have signed Greg Oden to a two-year deal worth the leagues minimum. The second year of Oden’s contract comes with a player option, in case he has a dominating season and plans to opt out for a much larger contract. The 25-year-old has only played 82 games since being drafted by the [...]