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(ESPN)   Miami Heat sign former Number 1 overall pick from the state of Ohio, not a repeat from 2010   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Miami Heat, Miami, Greg Oden, Eddy Curry, Juwan Howard, Chris Andersen, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Roy Hibbert  
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1150 clicks; posted to Sports » on 03 Aug 2013 at 8:15 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-03 06:48:07 PM  
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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.
2013-08-03 03:36:05 PM  
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2013-08-03 08:37:23 AM  
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Two year deal! Over under is set at 60 games in two years
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