Greg Oden to the Cavs is nearly a done deal. It looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers want Oden to sign a two-year contract with the team. According to a report from Friday (Feb. 8), the deal would be for two years with a third year being a team option. This would allow Oden to get back to rehabbing with NBA team doctors and start preparation for playing in the 2013-14 NBA season.
Oden was sought out by several teams this season, all hoping that he might be able to come back from several series injuries and make an impact in the league. In addition to the Cavs, both the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics were feeling out the situation to see if they could attract the former Portland Trail Blazers center. In the end, it looks like he is going back to Ohio, where he gained quite a few fans while attending Ohio State University.
Now the Greg Oden to Cleveland Cavaliers deal isn't quite done yet, but it does look like he is about to sign. It's a risky signing to say the least, especially since he hasn't played since the 2009-10 season for Portland. With that risk comes a huge potential for reward as well, though, because Oden provides a huge presence in the low post. If he can get healthy enough to play 20-25 minutes of great basketball off the bench, Cleveland will have a steal here.
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