Greg Oden appears to be well on his way to another go ’round in the NBA. He has only played the equivalent of one NBA season so far (82 games) since being drafted in 2007, but maybe the second chapter will be better.
Oden is scheduled to meet with three NBA teams regarding a possible job next year. Let’s just hope his knees can hold up long enough for us to get a glimpse of what could’ve been.
According to ESPN, Oden is set to chat with the Mavs, Kings and Pelicans today in Vegas. Previously, there were rumors that the Heat were interested as well. Either way, whichever team signs him (and he will be signed, because he’s still tall and that’s apparently all that matters), he will come very cheap.
Free-agent center Greg Oden will be in Las Vegas this week for face-to-face meetings with officials from the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources with knowledge of Oden’s plans.
The sitdown with Mavericks officials, sources said, is scheduled for later Monday, as Dallas pushes to join the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat at the forefront of the race to resurrect the career of 2007’s No. 1 overall pick.