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Two frontrunners in the Oden chase emerge

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08:07 AM ET 01.30 | Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden may yet have options when he's ready to return. The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat have emerged as the leaders to land [Oden]. The 7-foot Oden, who hasn't played since Dec. 5, 2009 due to multiple knee injuries, is hoping to take a visit down to Miami to meet with Pat Riley and the Heat in the next week, a source told CBSSports.com. Miami would likely offer a deal for minimum salary while the Cavs could pay up to nearly $4 million. The Boston Celtics are another team that has expressed interest, but the source said that Oden is leaning towards making a comeback with either Cleveland or Miami. Oden was the top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, but has had multiple knee surgeries.

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January 30, 2013  08:14 AM ET

Is This Your Last Chance, Bro?

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January 30, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Do you want a title, or just to be in the league bro?

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January 30, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Saw Olden at the Ohio State game last night along with Michael Redd. Oden look good; its hard to image he's not playing the game; he has had soo many misfortunes. I would like to see him back on the court and playing for a legit NBA team. He will probably never be the "above the rim" guy but if stiffs like (Kendrick Perkins, Bogart, Drummonds, Lopez, Chandler) can man the paint so can Oden make a comeback.

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January 30, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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I want to know what LTCF and Russ think about Oden to the Cavs

I dont want him with the Cavs

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January 30, 2013  09:50 AM ET

He's exactly what the Heat need... for the right price of course...

January 30, 2013  10:08 AM ET

I hope he gets to play before he starts collecting his pension.

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