Yesterday, free agent center Greg Oden worked out in front of several teams – including the Sacramento Kings, New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat – in his hometown of Indianapolis. Now that teams have seen him first-hand, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Oden will decide on where to sign next week.
Free agent center Greg Oden to make decision next week picking from Sacramento, Miami, ATL, NO, San Antonio & Dallas, source told Y! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 23, 2013
According to Spears, Oden has received “varying contract offers” from the Kings, Heat, Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. All of the deals are pending a physical, which isn’t exactly a slam dunk in Oden’s case.
The big man has been out of the NBA for several years, as his once promising career was halted by multiple knee issues. According to ProBasketball Talk, the Heat and Spurs are considered the favorites to sign Oden, as they are both title contenders that can offer him a defined role.