NBA Rumors: Why a Healthy Greg Oden Could Help Many NBA Teams
A Small NBA Rumor Is Rising And It Has To Do With The Former Number One Pick
It is said that Greg Oden is 23 years old, looks 53 years old, and has the knees of a 73 year old. If you don't believe it to be true, know that Oden has missed games to start his college career, missed his entire rookie year, and has had three seasons cut short from knee injuries.
This off season he is a restricted free agent. That means that if a team wants him, they can make and offer. If Portland matches the offer they can keep him, if not the offering team gets him. Will Portland match it or is it time to give up on Oden?
This is certainly a huge risk, but also has a high reward. There are teams that would love a healthy Oden. I think that there is a right amount for a team who covets him. Portland has to be about done with the experience and they are ready to move on.
I think that the Cleveland Cavaliers could afford to take a look at Oden. They do not have much inside and if Oden can stay healthy, they add a starting center. I know that most fans do not like Ryan Hollins, but he could be a serviceable backup for the time being, right? Plus, the numerous Ohio State fans would be charmed by Oden's familiar smile.
More teams that could use a defensive interior presence are the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, and Denver Nuggets. These heavily offensive team desires players of his quality. He could set a pace later in games. Why not take the risk?
The only question happens to be about Oden's health. It is the one thing that has haunted him his entire career. I hope that Oden overcomes these problems and earns his top pick status in his career.
Only time will tell.
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