Monday, December 5, 2011

The Heat are decided by the 'unknown' Oden

The criticism after losing the NBA finals against the Mavericks have made ​​the managers of the Heat the extra mile in their desperate search for the ring. After breaking the market last season with the signings of LeBron and Bosh, the objectives of this season had to be more modest. However, Pat Riley, known for his power of persuasion is unlimited and has set its sights on what was number 1 draft pick and one of the major projects for the future of the NBA: Greg Oden.

The pivot landed in the NBA in 2007 as a force of nature. All pointed to him when he spoke of the future ruler of the NBA. However, truncated injuries that had to be one of the most dazzling and successful careers in the league. The knees that had to hold a gigantic body did not hold and two serious injuries undergo surgery made ​​him put his future in serious doubt. However, despite having played only 82 games in recent seasons, Oden maintains a large sign in the NBA.

The pivot, which this week has to undergo a medical examination to assess whether they are fit to return to training and is a restricted free agent. The Blazers, a team that belongs, as announced in July that it would go to the right of first refusal for him and made ​​a qualified offer of $ 8.9 million needed to convert to bid on it.

But Oregon is not the only ones interested in the 'unknown' Oden. The Heat have already knocked on his door and are interested in knowing what to do to get their services. Florida's team wants a pivot to accompany their 'Big Three' in the race for the ring and this is his best bargaining chip. Miami only has room in its salary cap and could only provide five million dollars (from the 'mid-level exception'). Oden would return to a team that starts as the favorite to become champion of the season 'lockout'.

Oden is not the only name on the agenda of Riley, which has also been interested in the situation of Tyson Chandler, Nene Hilario and Samuel Dalembert. Although his first choice is still the pivot of Portla Trail Blazers.


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