All signs point towards former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden getting another shot in the NBA next season and he could have an offer sheet on the table very soon. According to recent reports, Oden is set to continue meeting with a number of teams, but one team in particular, the New Orleans Pelicans, are prepared to sign him to an offer sheet that averages around $3 million per year.
The New Orleans meeting is expected to include Mickey Loomis, the Pelicans’ head of basketball operations and the NFL Saints’ executive vice president and general manager, as well asPelicans GM Dell Demps and coach Monty Williams. The Pelicans are expected to offer a contract paying close to $3 million in the first season. At least three other teams are expected to offer similar money, a league source said.
Despite not playing in the league since Dec. 5, 2009, Oden is also drawing interest from the Miami Heat,San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings.
For a guy with bad knees that hasn’t played in years, $3 million a season seems like a pretty good deal to me. Unless you are the Pelicans and the injury bug strikes again.