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08:06 AM ET 07.13 | To hear his agent tell it, Greg Oden could be returning to the NBA this season. [Mike Conley] said his client has changed his tune from wanting to take this season off. "(Oden) called me, and he was kind of excited," Conley said Thursday in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. "I think he's motivated. ... He wants to play. He had said he wanted to take this season off, but he's backed off from that. ... He's open to playing this season. I think he will play this season." Oden, the star-crossed center who was taken No. 1 in the 2007 NBA draft by Portland ahead of No. 2 Kevin Durant, hasn't played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009. Out of 394 possible games in his NBA career, he's missed 312.

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July 13, 2012  08:15 AM ET

This guy has had to fight trhough so much. Hopefully, this year he can start a breakthrough.

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July 13, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Even if he does come back to play I doubt he'd be able to contribute meaningful minutes.

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July 13, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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I have nothing against this handsome rascal, but I can tell you if I were the GM somewhere I just couldn't take the gamble. I wish him the best, just not on my team.

There's D League and YMCA teams. He can start from there. But since Pat Riley is around he has a home in this league... him and Eddy Curry.

July 13, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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I have nothing against this handsome rascal, but I can tell you if I were the GM somewhere I just couldn't take the gamble. I wish him the best, just not on my team.

Not even to draw female fans into the stands? Lol...

July 13, 2012  09:14 AM ET

I'd take him at the Vet's minimum and bring him off the bench...

What the hell do you have to lose?

July 13, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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I don't want to hear if he wants to play......Are you freaking healthy? Can you walk?You want someone to pick you up so they can pay for your rehab?

He'll tweet you a picture to prove he's healthy.

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July 13, 2012  09:29 AM ET

Humpty Dumpty Has Nothing On You, Bro.

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July 13, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Wheelchair Basketball League?

July 13, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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I'd take him at the Vet's minimum and bring him off the bench... What the hell do you have to lose?

money? space on the team? space on the bench? doctor bills? did i mention money?

July 13, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Humpty Dumpty Has Nothing On You, Bro.

Lol, Damn

July 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Has he ever admitted to being Robert Parish's older brother?

July 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET
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Has he ever admitted to being Robert Parish's older brother?

HHAHHAHAHAHAH!

 
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