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Report: Greg Oden most interested in Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans

Mar 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; NBA free agent Greg Oden walks along the court after the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers 103-92 at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier today it was reported by ESPN that free agent big man Greg Oden looked ‘lean’ and was ‘moving well’ during workouts, citing his impressive condition as to why so many teams are showing interest in the former number one overall pick.

Now, according to Yahoo Sports, Oden appears most interested in the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans.

Per Marc J. Spears:

Free agent center Greg Oden appears most intrigued by Pelicans & Heat, source told Y! Sports. Decision still expected this week.

Oden’s agent recently came out and suggested the former Ohio State star would like to sign with a rebuilding franchise to avoid the pressures of a winning team, which fits the mold of the New Orleans Hornets who should be void of much pressure and are currently attempting to build a winner.

Unlike the Hornets, the Miami Heat will be full of pressure but Oden would also be turning down a near perfect scenario of winning and floor time – something he most likely wouldn’t find elsewhere.

Topics: Greg Oden, Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets

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  • Dp

    Pelz

  • Johnny Jones, III

    Let’s make it happen Pelicans!!!

  • Davey Cruise

    Go to Mavs they have the best medical staff in the NBA.

  • HakanK

    Picking Miami Heat will get you a ring, and value. Spo will not let him to have pressure, if he is not 100% like the way Mike Miler played.

  • David Brinson

    Seriously I can’t deal with the name Pelicans. Are Pelicans in New O cleaner than the ones in Miami? Go to the main boat ramp on Biscayne Bay, everything is covered in little brown spots. Those disgusting birds are the last thing I would ever name a team.

    Other than that I was going to comment on Miami vs New Orleans but I can’t make myself call another team the Pelicans out of respect.

    Anyways, if Oden really is a former alkie, New Orleans and Miami are both pretty dangerous places to make your bed.

    • David Bech

      Yeah like the Heat is a real appealing name. Or Lakers, What the hell is a laker anyway. How about the nets yea that is original or how about a pair of under pants oh sorry knickerbockers.

      • David Brinson

        I’ll take a team named after underwear as long as it’s clean. Pelicans turn everything beneath them into the dirty kind.

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