Found December 04, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
Greg Oden was the first pick in the 2007 NBA draft. This SHOULD be his fifth season in the NBA. But in all that time he's played in exactly 82 games because his knees have a tendency to explode when he plays basketball. His last game was two full years ago, and he's still not ready to play basketball again. But that hasn't stopped him from earning a very nice paycheck. The Portland Trailblazers made the qualifying offer to Oden, a restricted free agent. That means, at the very least, he will earn (I use that term lightly) almost $8.8 million dollars this year. And not only will that be the case, Oden is drawing interest from other teams, like the Miami Heat. Because of their limited spending power and the multiple areas of their roster that need shored up, the Miami Heat might have to get a little creative in free agency. That could be part of their plan to address the center position. The Heat are considering making a run at restricted free agent Greg Oden, leag...

Good News Blazers Fans, Oden Could Be Heading Back To The Court

Just when it seemed Portland Trail Blazers still had to continue to have their patience tested when it came to Greg Oden and his seemingly never-ending health issues, comes a report Oden might be back on the court by next week. Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden could be cleared to return to practice next week. Oden will be examined Thursday by Dr. Richard Steadman, who performed...

Heat could be targeting free-agent C Oden

The Miami Heat, hampered by limited spending, may take a shot at restricted free-agent center Greg Oden.Oden, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, has been presented with an $8.9 million one-year qualifying offer from the Portland Trail Blazers. Miami could offer to pick up part of a $5 million mid-level exception.The Ohio State standout has missed the last two seasons due...

Sources: Heat mulling run at Greg Oden

The Heat are considering making a run at restricted free agent Greg Oden, league sources said. Oden, who hasn't played in nearly two years after suffering two different knee injuries, has a key doctor's examination this week when he could be cleared to resume contact practices. Oden has a one-year qualifying offer from the Portland Trail Blazers for $8.9 million on his plate...

Greg Oden may re-sign with Trail Blazers

Restricted free-agent center Greg Oden is leaning strongly toward re-signing with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Oden would sign a one-year, $8.8 million qualifying offer with the Blazers and become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft has played just 82 games over four [...]

Report: Miami Heat Interested in Greg Oden

The Heat could certainly use some help down low, and if healthy, Greg Oden may be the man to provide it. ESPN is reporting that Miami may offer the Blazers’ restricted free agent center a large chunk of its mid-level exception: “Because of their limited spending power and the multiple areas of their roster that need shored up, the Miami Heat might have to get a little creative...

Miami Heat Interested In Injury Prone Greg Oden

According to, Heat GM Pat Riley is trying to lure the former Buckeye standout to South Beach. Oden is a restricted free agent and has a qualifying offer with the Portland Trailblazers for $8.9 million dollars. The Heat would only be able to offer a mid-level exemption contract for $5 million dollars, but they hope to sell him under the pretenses that they are a serious contender.

Report: Miami Heat after Greg Oden

The Heat is exploring any and every option available through free agency to upgrade at the center position, including possibly making a run at chronically injured Trail Blazers big man Greg Oden.
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