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BREAKING: Greg Oden Signs With Heat

BREAKING: Greg Oden Signs With Heat

The wait for Greg Oden’s decision is finally over, as the former number 1 overall pick has made his decision.

Much like LeBron James in 2010, Oden will be taking his talents to South Beach and joining the Miami Heat. The terms of the deal are not yet known, but given how far the Heat are into the luxury tax, I would predict that it won’t be more than the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million per year.

Oden hasn’t played in a game since 2009, and has dealt with multiple surgeries since then, but after working out in front of a few teams recently, the reports are good. He looked noticeably slimmer, and was quick, too.

For Oden, this could be his opportunity to shed the bust label that is currently on him. He is playing in one of the biggest markets in the league for the defending champions, and if he does well, it will be magnified on a grand scale. He will have the ability to slowly be worked into the rotation, as the Heat have Chris Bosh play center a lot of the time, so they can continue to do that until Oden is ready for extended minutes.

For the Heat, this could be a huge signing if Oden can return to even 80% of his former self. Their weakness has been in the post, as we saw in their series against Roy Hibbert and the Indiana Pacers, and a healthy Oden would change that. Like what was mentioned in the Oden paragraph, the Heat have the luxury to ease him into the lineup until he shows that he is capable of handling big minutes, so his knees wouldn’t be under too much stress immediately. This addition just adds to the team’s hopes of a “3-peat.”

What are your thoughts on the Heat’s signing of Greg Oden? Can he be a difference maker if he stays healthy? Let me know in the comments section below!

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38 comments

  1. No! I don’t want Miami to do a 3peat! C’mon, you gotta be kidding me! Hope the best for Oden, but I hope the worst for the Heat, lol. Wow, dis is crazy.

    • Hahahahahahahahahah. If this is true, suck on this Heat-run reality! 95% of the league can hope for nothing higher than a first round playoff shellacking. And that’s the way it ought to be.

  2. I don’t see the source? Where you hear this from?

  3. This kid “reporter” is an idiot troll.

  4. Not at liberty to reveal my source.

  5. Oden hasn’t made his decision yet. Don’t believe this young ass kid

  6. His agent said no decision has been made. Multiple reports are claiming he might be leaning towards the Pelicans. This seems fishy…

  7. Just like all the “interviews” this guy does, this is fake. Seemed like a cool website until I realized how incredible inaccurate many stories are on here.
    Unfortunately, it is people like this who taint sports journalism. Shame on you.

  8. Michael Aridy

    I sense an ELC about Oden soon!

  9. FAAAAKKKKKKEEEEEEEE

  10. FAKE. FAKE. FAKE.

  11. LOL scrub this is fake like all your interviews. Oden is still making his decision between the Heat, Spurs, Mavs and Pelicans. Don’t make it up and if you didn’t make it up then you must of gotten it from Greg Oden’s FAKE Twitter acount which said he was going to south beach. Verify you sources first and don’t make lies. I recommend TLN should have a new executive because you are not the right guy for the job.

    • Would recommend you look at the links I sent to James Kennedy.

      • Cmon cuz you can’t be faking news gimme a source if you aint lyin . You need to research from other good writers on this site like Asmir Pekmic, Mattew Price, Robert Davis, Chang and Casey. SMH

      • My source wanted to stay anonymous, so ill keep it that way. I do agree that we have a ton of great writers on the site, though.

      • Was your source your mom yea thats what i thought. No One listen to this article wait till someone on bleacherreport posts it

  12. Jesse O'Connor

    This reads more like an educated guess than factual reporting. As a new author on here I’m worried about what this does to this sites rep. Also it has inspired me to write an article entitled “M.J Joins The PGA!” to snag reads.

    • Asmir Pekmic

      After writing over 160 articles here, Brian is well aware that guessing is not allowed here. If his source is wrong, he will remove this and won’t use that source anymore.

      I see many people writing non-sense things, saying how Brian makes up all the interviews he does, yet it’s totally wrong, since every interview was verified by the player which was interviewed.

      Speaking of reads, it also is not a problem for him, since he does an excellent job promoting the website, especially on his Google Plus profile where he is very active. As a matter of fact, one of his articles is the second most viewed article here.

      • Jesse O'Connor

        I just think this would be a little more palatable if it was presented not as “Breaking News” but perhaps as “Source Reveals”. This hasn’t hit any other NBA related news outlets.

  13. Meh, Greg Oden has proven unreliable time and time again, he cannot keep healthy enough to play so this signing just seems like tipical “see what we can get for cheap” by the heat.
    Really hoping the Rockets or the Pacers beat Lebron on the upcoming season the Heat are easy to hate IMO.

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