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Cavs, Heat battling for Greg Oden


05:46 PM ET 01.29 | Former number one draft pick, Greg Oden is causing a buzz around the league with his potential return to the NBA. The former Portland Trailblazer unfortunately had chronic knee problems and seven knee surgeries in the past, he hasn't played in three years. With multiple teams eyeing Oden as he makes his way back into the NBA, (specifically the Heat), another team has made it known that they're serious on acquiring the 7-foot center. According to reports, Oden has narrowed his options to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat.

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January 30, 2013  04:21 AM ET

If I were Oden I would sign with the cavs.

Lebron is leaving Miami after the 13-14 season. So why sign a long term deal with Miami when the King is already leaving?

If he wants to win, get easy baskets, take the pressure of him, he needs to go where LBJ goes.

January 30, 2013  04:21 AM ET

That's Cleveland. :)

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January 30, 2013  07:53 AM ET

I'd love to have him in a Cavs uniform if they don't overspend on the risk of taking him. Honestly though, I hope wherever he ends up that he can stay healthy and reach even part of his potential. The guy is a very talented player when he is on the floor. It would be nice to see him achieve some of the goals I'm sure he has set for himself. The first being staying healthy for a full season.

January 30, 2013  07:54 AM ET

Plus, the world-class Cleveland Clinic is there.He's going to need the best medical attention that he can get.

LOL. This is true. And he'll probably spend as much time there as he will at the Q.

January 30, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Much Ado About Nothing, Bros.

January 30, 2013  08:27 AM ET

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January 30, 2013  08:28 AM ET

If Oden can stay healthy I would love to see him in a Cavs uni but unfortunately I highly doubt he'll make it through 10 games let along the whole season!

January 30, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Umm his choice is the Heat only. He is not comming to the Cavs. They wont even take his garbage.. but for the fun of it.. the cavs should just offer him a 10 day contract.

January 30, 2013  01:13 PM ET

Either team is a fool for even entertaining the option of signing a broken down big man with peanut brittle for kness.

January 30, 2013  02:42 PM ET

Signing him just seems like it would be a waste of $...


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