heat should sign him, but only use him the week before the playoffs and in the playoffs. that way he has time to get back in to the nba pace, and is guaranteed to make an impact in the playoffs barring he stays injury free, which isnt even given for one week
He will take money. Money>chabce at a championship for a player that doesn't know if he I healthy enough to stay in the nba
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It's a shame he's not going to Phoenix.
We're better than you
And we know it
His signing would be geared towards the future in Miami's case. Though he won't get the money right now I do think Riley will devise a plan to free up money. I think Bosh will be the odd man out
Good luck running with LBJ and wade.
But it could work, who knows...
I'd love to have him on board obviously, but I too think it's smarter for him to go to CLE for the guaranteed $$$ they might throw his way, especially with the injury risk. A healthy Oden would be quite ideal for Miami, but again, there's a risk and should he get hurt at any point during any tenure here, he'd have missed out on a lot of money had he gone the other route. It's an interesting choice if you're Oden, but I know if I were in his shoes I'd head to Cleveland.
People don't understand that it's not about the money. Greg Oden just wants to make an impact. He stated that in an interview. Even though Oden is always injured, he can seriously play easy minutes for Miami. If utilized well, he can make a huge impact for 15 minutes. A couple of blocks, rebounds, and easy dunks. He had serious potential and one of the highest EFF rating during his time.
Honestly, I won't be the slightest excited about Oden until he shows his injuries are behind him. 7 footers with chronic knee/leg problems usually don't get stronger.
If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
Actually I looked up his salaries and interesting thing he already made 23 millions over the years in the NBA, not including endorsements, so maybe there is a chance he would take a championship chance over money.
I agree. I love the idea of him working with varejeo also.Originally Posted by TheNumber37:25249245