Free Agents The Miami Heat Should Consider Signing

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2. Greg Oden – Free Agent

Apr 3, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers former center Greg Oden smiles while watching the Trail Blazers play against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Oden, at one point he was regarded as potentially the next best thing in the NBA. Coming into the league, Oden had everything going for him. He had won the NCAA College Player of the Year award and was drafted number one overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. Standing at 7’ feet tall, weighing in at 285 lbs., Greg Oden had all of the potential in the world to be an All-Star. The Trail Blazers were so confident in Oden’s ability, that they picked him number one overall, over the tall, lengthy forward, Kevin Durant. Despite his fantastic potential, Oden was never able to materialize into a true force in the NBA. In fact, Oden’s NBA career has been nothing special. Year after year, the Trail Blazers have put their hopes in the fact that Oden would be able to come back and play for them. Sadly, he continuously finds a way to find himself on the sidelines with an injury. As the main big guy on that team, too much pressure has been placed on him to stay healthy. Despite the fact that Oden has been unable to stay healthy, I think it is a good idea for the Heat to try and make a move for him. If they sign him it would be for almost nothing and if he does stay healthy, the Heat could potentially have a really good player to use. Although the chances of the Heat signing Oden being very small, I don’t think it could hurt to give him at least one more chance. Who knows, maybe a championship will give him some motivation to try and stay healthy.

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