Pick13: Two year deal! Over under is set at 60 games in two years
js34603: It's a good signing for the Heat. If his knees never recover, they're out a couple million bucks.If he can actually run without his knees disintegrating, he could be a presence for them inside, and they are desperate for someone to try to handle Indiana or the big Western teams inside.
Yes please: The most appalling thing is that Portland is still maintaining they did the right thing selecting him over Durant.
PowerSlacker: Yes please: The most appalling thing is that Portland is still maintaining they did the right thing selecting him over Durant.Only idiots here are doing that.Most of us admit now that he was Bowie 2: Electric Boogaloo.
mangtomas: I hope he does well enough to become a regular TV personality, he's actually pretty funny from a grantland piece:"The cool thing about playing for the Heat is when you're LeBron's teammate and you screw up, nobody gets mad at you for missing a shot or turning the ball over - they get mad at LeBron for passing to you in the first place,"
IAmRight: Chris Andersen signing helped them get a championship last year (they honestly don't win without him); Greg Oden comes in this year and is better than Andersen if he's healthy. If he's not, then at least they tried. Lots of teams want what he CAN be; at that contract, no one cares about if he doesn't achieve it. He won't have to play much in the regular season, he won't have a ton of pressure on him...all he has to do is get healthy and ball out in the playoffs and he's an unmitigated success.
MagicBus: It's obvious who the better player is, but looks like Oden will actually win an NBA title before Durant.
jayhawk88: Still, the best part of this is that he's still not healthy! ESPN dudes are arguing over whether he'll be ready by Christmas! Literally 6 teams were competing to sign him; a full five of them sent people to Indy to watch him work out. The NBA, Everybody!
walkingtall: jayhawk88: Still, the best part of this is that he's still not healthy! ESPN dudes are arguing over whether he'll be ready by Christmas! Literally 6 teams were competing to sign him; a full five of them sent people to Indy to watch him work out. The NBA, Everybody!He is a major talent with no personal issues, works hard and will give it all he has. That is why he was wanted. I doubt it will work out but if anyone can do it Greg Oden can.
T.rex: The championship goes through Cleveland next year, but they already signed Bynum. Miami is a nice consolation prize for the party life.
mcmnky: The odds of Oden being that difference maker are better, but only slightly.
IAmRight: mcmnky: The odds of Oden being that difference maker are better, but only slightly.No, they aren't. If he's healthy, he's one of the better big men in the league (not saying much). If you're at your very best, you're still by far the worst player in the league and the only way you'd ever see minutes is if everyone was injured. The only way you'd be responsible for making the game-winning shot in the finals is if everyone in the NBA died and everyone else who was near that level died and it was between you and a group of 7-year-olds.And there's no opportunity cost because there is a significant lack of talented big men. Why do you think so many teams are converting to small ball? There simply aren't enough talented 7-footers to go around. Maybe this year they won't get to sign another guy who will never see minutes for the team no matter how healthy he is.There are teams for which this would be a bad move - specifically, teams which need immediate help. Miami is not one of them.
IAmRight: mcmnky: The odds of Oden being that difference maker are better, but only slightly.No, they aren't. If he's healthy...
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