http://sulia.com/channel/basketball/...source=twitterSomeone asked in my Comcast/NBC chat yesterday about Greg Oden and whether he'd ever play again. I'm told by Mike
Conley, his college teammate at Ohio State, that Greg is back in Columbus, taking classes and trying to get into playing shape and that he hopes to be available to hit the free-agent market and join a team before the end of this season. If he can't get his body right by then or there isn't sufficient interest, he intends to take another shot at it next fall. The takeaway: Oden hasn't given up on resuming his -- or, perhaps more accurately, having a -- NBA career.
This has been discussed at some point, but would you consider giving him a look? He would be very low risk, although any money committed to him is a gamble. Do you still see any potential in him, or have you already written him off?
He would probably be very cheap to sign for the rest of this year, and you could probably tack a team option on for next year so a team wouldn't be committed if he doesn't pan out.