Oden Generating A Healthy Amount of Interest

Former Buckeye and top 2007 NBA Draft pick Greg Oden has been working out, rehabbing his knees after having a third microfracture surgery.

Despite the fact that he hasn’t played in an NBA game since December 2009, the 25 year old is getting rave reviews from yet another former Buckeye, Deshaun Thomas. Thomas told The News-Herald that he’s been able to get a firsthand look at Oden’s rehab efforts, and he’s been impressed.

“Man, he looks unbelievable He’s running. He’s lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback,” Thomas said.

Which team might take a chance on an Oden comeback?

Today the Boston Herald reports that the Celtics are at least considering it as an option. “We’ll look into Greg still,” President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge told the paper. “He wasn’t ready to play when we saw him last. He wasn’t ready to work out — I mean, not like a real workout. We’ll probably check into that some time this summer.”

The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto has written that the Cavaliers have an interest.

Other teams that have been linked to the center include the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Bobcats.


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