The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the frontrunners to sign Greg Oden.
Since being drafted first overall in 2007, the 7-foot big man has primarily become known for his frequent injuries, being selected before Kevin Durant and texting a regrettable photo of himself that later hit the web.
Oden has played just 82 career games due to injury and last saw the court in December 2009. So why are teams jockeying for position to sign him? The simple answer is this:
If Greg Oden is healthy, he can ball with the best of them.
Granted, that’s a huge “if”, but his ability to contribute when healthy is well established.
For example, Oden has played at least 25 minutes in 31 games and averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and shot 61 percent from the field in those games.
Oden has also proven he can also make a huge impact in individual games as shown in these five dominant performances from his relatively short career.
5. November 18, 2008 vs. Golden State Warriors: 22 PTS, 10 REB, 2 BLK, 8-12 FG
Oden flashed his potential in just his ...
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