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DR. Pepper
06-24-2012, 04:17 PM
Formerly the #1 overall pick and 2 knee surgeries later, Greg Oden is a Free Agent. No doubt hes talented but can he turn his career around or not?

What are his best suitors?

What are his most likely landing spots?

I personally thought that Oden would see his best landing spot in OKC where he could play good minutes in a rotation with Ibaka, Perkins and Collison, perhaps make an impact and provide solid post help and center depth. But with the Ibaka/Harden money situation this may not be the case.. what people think about it?

StarvingKnick22
06-24-2012, 04:20 PM
:facepalm: please close thread

nicegoing
06-24-2012, 04:20 PM
:facepalm: please close thread
Why?

D12 fan
06-24-2012, 04:21 PM
please close thread.

Greg Oden seriously?

JasonJohnHorn
06-24-2012, 04:22 PM
I think Miami would be a great place for him, though I don't want to see him there, because if he does turn his career around Miami will be winning every title for the next five years.

LAL might be a good place, because they will have Bynum playing starting minutes (or Howard if they trade for him) and that would give him a lot of time to rest and not put too much pressure on his body because of the reduced minutes. Same could be said of OKC. And he might look good in a Clipppers uniform too. Or even Chicago. You never know. But I'll go with Miami since they are a championship team and having a real center would certainly make them favorites for years to come.

ManRam
06-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Oden has said he is going to sit out this upcoming season to get healthy...


But a team will take a chance on him whenever he wants to play. There are so few big men, and if he can stay healthy, he can contribute.

Kyben36
06-24-2012, 04:23 PM
if he could get healthy he is tresure for sure, not many guys who shot block and rebound like he does. and he has more offfensive game than given credit for.

fishfan79
06-24-2012, 04:41 PM
Oden fits perfectly for miami and the pat riley mindset. He could turn his career about I think easily.

THE MTL
06-24-2012, 04:52 PM
Umm, Greg Oden isnt coming back till end of next season.

I think its sad, considering Kevin Durant came within 3 games of an NBA championship and Oden has played a grand total of 82 game in his 5 year career.

GoPacers33
06-24-2012, 04:58 PM
Indiana or Miami

Blazers#1Fan
06-24-2012, 05:02 PM
Formerly the #1 overall pick and 4 knee surgeries later, Greg Oden is a Free Agent. No doubt hes talented but can he turn his career around or not?

What are his best suitors?

What are his most likely landing spots?

I personally thought that Oden would see his best landing spot in OKC where he could play good minutes in a rotation with Ibaka, Perkins and Collison, perhaps make an impact and provide solid post help and center depth. But with the Ibaka/Harden money situation this may not be the case.. what people think about it?

FIXED he is now a player thats a few years from retiring i garuntee he wont be even decent he is just injury prone....thanks Greg ruined my life

beasted86
06-24-2012, 06:27 PM
Oden has said he is going to sit out this upcoming season to get healthy...


But a team will take a chance on him whenever he wants to play. There are so few big men, and if he can stay healthy, he can contribute.

This... but most importantly the first part.

This is getting annoying with so many threads and posts about a guy who may or may not be ready to play exactly 16 months from now.

Baller1
06-24-2012, 06:52 PM
I'd absolutely love to have him on OKC.

ramz.n
06-24-2012, 07:01 PM
hes a good offensive player and a great defensive player..if only he could stay on the court.

Glen20
06-24-2012, 07:01 PM
it's a tragic story. If eh can play about 15 minutes a game, he can be that missing defensive center piece in a second unit.

NoahH
06-24-2012, 10:58 PM
Come to miami! ;)

But seriously tho imagine if he got healthy. He averaged 12-9 basically with Portland in 23 minutes. Obviously wishful thinking but what if he could play 35mins a game. 18-14 player?

Jonathan2323
06-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Low risk high reward. There is no risk to picking him up except a roster spot.

justinnum1
06-24-2012, 11:16 PM
Low risk high reward. There is no risk to picking him up except a roster spot.

yep, and miami can afford to keep a project or 2 on the bench

JDM
06-24-2012, 11:23 PM
Trash. But I expect some team to give him another chance.

JoeDirt05
06-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Oden already said if he comes back it will either be with the pacers because he's from Indiana or he will go to miami

bmd1101
06-24-2012, 11:44 PM
Come to miami! ;)

But seriously tho imagine if he got healthy. He averaged 12-9 basically with Portland in 23 minutes. Obviously wishful thinking but what if he could play 35mins a game. 18-14 player?

Never going to happen. He would be lucky if he could play at all.

Lord Leoshes
06-25-2012, 02:45 AM
Sure, let him take up Curry's spot on the roster.

R8Rfriar
06-25-2012, 03:17 AM
Treasure, if he signs a 1 year and works his way off the bench, I don't see why anyone who is a contender wouldn't sign him

mark1125
06-25-2012, 07:54 AM
I say neither. If forced to answer, I am inclined to go closer to trash. First, I highly doubt he EVER is healthy. If he does manage to remain remotely healthy, I don't see him being able to log significant minutes. He has way too many rough miles on that body. I could see him turning into a decent backup center, but he is this generations Sam Bowie.

aztr0
06-25-2012, 09:44 AM
Because of his size and potential (before the injuries), a team will give him an opportunity. Look, if a team would give Eddy Curry a chance, there is no way, no team would give Oden a chance.

Slade123
06-25-2012, 11:45 AM
He could have been great and worth the # 1 pick but injuries has decimated his career and most likely his skill as well. He's 1 minor injury away from retiring.

NSJ
06-25-2012, 11:51 AM
please close thread.

Greg Oden seriously?

Why even come in here and comment? It seems that you always go in to threads you think are pointless and add some sort of meaningless commentary to let people know you're a douche.


To get back on topic..he's definitely not treasure but could really help a team out if he can be healthy, but I don't think he'll ever play a full season.

Stinkyoutsider
06-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Oden needs to get in shape! That's all he needs. He needs to take this year and figure out a routine to get his body in shape and to stay there. This is all Oden is missing. He's underrated on offense and very good on defense.

I think he should be calling the Suns to see if he can sign there right now. Look at what the Suns staff has done for guys like Shaq and Amare.

mark1125
06-25-2012, 01:19 PM
it's a tragic story. If eh can play about 15 minutes a game, he can be that missing defensive center piece in a second unit.

And i think if he accepts that role and whoever signs him doesn't try to push for more, he can have a solid remainder of his career.

I think if a team wants 25 minutes+, he will once again fall apart. Leaver him in the 12-15 per range and he should be very servicable.

koreancabbage
06-25-2012, 01:21 PM
imagine if Roy and Oden went to Miami? one of the best 2nd units out there (when healthy) LOL

nicegoing
06-25-2012, 01:45 PM
imagine if Roy and Oden went to Miami? one of the best 2nd units out there (when healthy) LOL
LOL is right haha a guy who has played 82 games in 5 seasons and a guy who just retired due to injuries aren't usually too bankable, but stranger things have happened, they could get healthy.

utl768
06-25-2012, 01:50 PM
trash

no surgery is gonna save those knees

koreancabbage
06-25-2012, 01:52 PM
LOL is right haha a guy who has played 82 games in 5 seasons and a guy who just retired due to injuries aren't usually too bankable, but stranger things have happened, they could get healthy.

well like you said lol stranger things have happened. Mike James anyone? lol

But they don't have to play a ton of minutes anymore and this could rejuvenate their careers by playing 15 minutes a game plus chances to win a championship doing it. they won't be bench fodder for sure

KingPosey
06-25-2012, 02:08 PM
it's a tragic story. If eh can play about 15 minutes a game, he can be that missing defensive center piece in a second unit.

Well, its a SAD story, I wouldnt call it tragic. Lots of other things are tragic. When its all said and done, he will get another chance, he still has money to set his life up greatly, more opportunities than 99% of the world, etc.

Antipod
06-25-2012, 02:15 PM
He should go to PHX. Only their med staff can heal his ***** knees :D
Now seriously, i think he done and dusted

NetsPaint
06-25-2012, 02:22 PM
Should sign with the best medical staff in the league (Suns?).

KNICKS R BACK
06-25-2012, 02:35 PM
FIXED he is now a player thats a few years from retiring i garuntee he wont be even decent he is just injury prone....thanks Greg ruined my life

LMFAOO that made my day...LOL @ Greg Ruined My life