Greg Oden to the Cavs? Yes, please.

January 30, 2013 at 9:35a    by Jason Priestas    
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Michael Redd and Greg Oden take in Ohio State's win over Wisconsin on Jan. 29

Greg Oden has been described as the NBA's Greek tragedy: that size, that talent... but those bones and ligaments. Though he left Ohio State in 2007, multiple injuries – including three microfracture surgeries on his knees – have limited Oden to just 82 games in the five seasons since he's been gone.

Oden's last NBA action took place three years ago, but his career is isn't dead yet according to a new report that says the Cleveland Cavaliers have joined the Miami Heat as two teams in the running to land his services:

The 7-foot Oden, who hasn't played since Dec. 5, 2009 due to multiple knee injuries, is hoping to take a visit down to Miami to meet with Pat Riley and the Heat in the next week, a source told CBSSports.com.

Miami would likely offer a deal for minimum salary while the Cavs could pay up to nearly $4 million. The Boston Celtics are another team that has expressed interest, but the source said that Oden is leaning towards making a comeback with either Cleveland or Miami.

Greg Oden in Cleveland (with a chance LeBron could join him)? Yes, please.

Oden was in Columbus to take in Ohio State's 58-49 win over Wisconsin Tuesday night and the Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises caught up with him to ask him about the Cavs, but Oden demurred, speaking in general tems and focusing on his knee:

"I'm still in the rehab process, but I'm it taking slow. I could possibly be playing at this point, but I've done that before and I got injured before, so I'd rather take everything I am doing slow. Right now I'm just doing strength stuff with my knees."

He said he was confident he would return to the NBA.

"I like how my knee is going, the way it's going," he said. "I still like the time I'm taking, just to make sure nothing happens. You can't predict the future. But if it doesn't happen, I'm happy."

Get well soon, Greg. We're all pulling for you.

 


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buck-I.8's picture

I'd love to see him in Cleveland on a trial run. This is a team that has run Ryan Hollins and Christian Eyenga out as big men in the past 3 years. If they can get chances, so can Oden. Not to mention, Tyler Zeller can get damn frustrating to watch some games.

DefendOhio's picture

Zeller has a future in the NBA however. I like what he has shown this season. 

buck-I.8's picture

He's certainly shown some flashes of good things, but he's also left me standing there shaking my head at the TV. Some of this may be because he often gets minutes with the likes of CJ Miles and Luke Walton, which will ruin anyone's game. 
That said, he needs to get stronger, and until he does, he can get hard to watch.

Unky Buck's picture

It can be painful, that's for sure, but he's a 7 footer who can run the floor. In what has become a guard league, having a big who can run the floor and not be huffing and puffing at midcourt or just jogging down the court at his own leisure is a nice asset to have. He has the skill set to get better and I think he will.

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GoBucks713's picture

If he comes in and stays healthy for a season and puts up 15 and 10 every night, that's a huge draw for some big name free agents. Not to mention they have 1st round picks stock piled like the team is ran by Scrooge McDuck. Good luck Greg.

-The Aristocrats!

abrahajc's picture

seems like a big "if," I think we all know he has (or had) potential to be a 15 and 10 guy, but I believe the main concern is whether or not he can stay healthy and play 70+ games.

GoBucks713's picture

I think if they ease him in, and give him more of a rest on the second half of a back to back, he could be productive.

-The Aristocrats!

Iwearmocs's picture

Four million for oden? Not worth it for a guy with 3 micro fracture surgeries. 

Alice in Aggieland's picture

It's definitely a risk, but I think Oden might revive some interest in the Cavs in central Ohio - the same fans who flocked to the Schott to watch the Greg Oden Show might give some love to Cleveland. I, for one, would love to see him in wine and gold.

Iwearmocs's picture

If you can't get excited about kyrie, you're not paying attention. Oden isn't going to make much of an impact, on or off the court, especially at first.

buck-I.8's picture

I don't get as excited about Kyrie as I get cautiously optimistic. I sure wish he'd play some defense.

rgarrett22's picture

The defense will come. pretty typical for a very young player carrying that much of a burden on the offensive end of the floor to struggle with his defensive development. he will significantly improve even if it's just to the point of being above average.

Iwearmocs's picture

Fair enough. I think it will get better when he can focus his game on that instead of having to bail the cavs out every game. It's definitely a concern tho.

Alice in Aggieland's picture

If you can't get excited about kyrie, you're not paying attention. Oden isn't going to make much of an impact, on or off the court, especially at first.

Don't get me wrong; I love Kyrie Irving. He's one of the most dynamic young players in the league, and I'm glad he's a Cavalier. (You know, minus his own major injury issues. Dude is made of glass or something.) My post wasn't about on-court productivity; it was about getting OSU bball fans who forget there's a pro team in Ohio interested in the Cavs again. Oden might be no more than a novelty act, you know, tantamount to the Indians' signing a struggling Jim Thome to put asses in seats.

sb97's picture

Bingo.  Its not just about being able to win.  It is about trying to draw in some of Ohio State's massive fan base.  Specifically, the fans (Like me) that don't really care for pro sports but will go see former Buckeyes when the oppurtunity presents itself.

Iwearmocs's picture

Sorry, didn't mean you specifically, I meant fans in general.  I don't think people from Columbus would drive 2 hours to see a cavs game to watch Oden sit on the bench.  Didn't mean to call you out lol.

Alice in Aggieland's picture

No worries. Honestly, at this point I'd just like to see Oden healthy, happy, and employed, no matter where he lands or how much he plays.
As long as it's not Miami, of course.

Earle's picture

The Cavs have cap space, but so they can probably throw some money at him on a short term deal and hope to get lucky, but I don't think they'll need to go that high.
I think Zeller will be a decent player in time.
BTW, Eyenga was a 6-7ish wing player, but the Cavs have run a pretty motley crew of big men out there the last few years.

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buck-I.8's picture

He was a wing player, that they inexplicably tried to post up on every play for a while there. Admittedly, it was probably just a personnel issue, but there have been some pretty awful power forwards and centers thrown out there in the past decade.

dubjayfootball90's picture

tough cards he was dealt, but I hope he pulls through..... buy was a beast on the hard wood

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Would love this. Keep working Greg!

Dean's picture

What's this about "(with a chance LeBron could join him)"?  Is LeBron getting homesick?

703Buckeye's picture

I will not cheer for the Cavs if LeBron comes back. I don't hate the man but I won't forgive him for taking the easy way out and going to Miami.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

I don't understand this at all. You dislike the guy because he took the easy way out but wouldn't cheer if he took the hardest possible way out by going back to Cleveland? That takes some major stones-now of course it isn't happening but I just can't believe it runs that deep for you with LBJ.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

How is it the hardest possible way out going back to Cleveland? I see it as quite easy; he won his title in Miami and now he can go back to Cleveland, try and make up with the fans whom he stabbed in the back and have little to no pressure to win a title.
It does run deep for me with LeBron, I will not cheer for him. He's a step or two behind Art Modell on Cleveland's sh!t list and miles ahead of whoever #3 is.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

If going to Miami to win a title was the easy way out, going to Cleveland to win a title would be exponentially harder given that they are a team in a perpetual state of rebuild.
I see that you are one of the extreme anti LeBron folks who ignore how hard he played for the Cavs for the entirety of his contract. I'm sure if I asked what he did that was so awful you'd say 1) The Decision and 2) broke a promise to Cleveland. Correct?

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

Yes, it was the easy way out. He quit on his team went to Miami with his all-star buddies and won a title. If that isn't the easy way out, I don't know what is. If he wanted to really prove himself, he would have stayed in Cleveland.
No, he did not play hard the entirety of his contract. He quit in the 2010 playoff series against the Celtics by faking that elbow injury.
By the way, don't categorize me into a group (extreme anti LeBron folks). I very rarely talk about him, I don't stomp on him when Miami loses and I didn't b!tch about him when he won his title. I never even went on a rant when he left Cleveland.
As far as the Boys & Girls club thing, he could have donated the money on his own. That hour long decision was just to feed his massive ego.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

yrro's picture

If Lebron just left, Cleveland fans would forgive him. The way he left is pretty darn unforgiveable. 

BrewstersMillions's picture

So weak. Seriously? How much money did it raise for the Boys and Girls club of America? And just drop that nonsense-no it wouldn't. The Decision gives Cleveland fans-America's most excuse driven fans-an excuse to hate LeBron for doing something other players in every sport do all of the time. This notion that LeBron owed Cleveland ANYTHING beyond the 8 years he gave them is what drives all of this. Look, Cleveland-we get it. Your sports history sucks. But LeBron is just a vehicle for all of this 'woe is us' nonsense to come to the forefront.  It gets so tiresome that this guy is treated like such a pariah. He never once demanded a trade. Ever. He showed up and played every single game he was under contract to play (barring any missed time to injury) he took 11 bums to the NBA championship on his own (30 straight points ringing a bell?) and STILL he didn't give enough? Get the eff over yourselves Cavs fans.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

Now you're dragging the entire city down. You seem to have a bigger problem with Cleveland than I do with LeBron. You spend to much time watching ESPiN, where they made Clevelanders out to be psychos when LeBron announced his decision. Most of us didn't burn his jersey or continue to b!tch about him for years.
Our sports history doesn't suck. I wouldn't trade it for any other history. The city has won many championships and has gone through massively difficult times yet we still remain.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

Nah, I have a problem with Cleveland's problem with LeBron. I went to OSU for 4 years and as I'm sure you can imagine made friends with Tribe\Browns\Cavs fans. ESPN didn't need to tell me what I already knew about Cleveland fans. I know the majority of people weren't out burning jersey's.  As for bitching about him-you said yourself you'd never forgive him so what is that exactly?
Chicago, LA, Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Dallas-wouldn't trade for any of those?
Ohhh k.
I'll condense posts here-I'd love to address your 'prove himself'. He proved himself in Cleveland plenty. He took 11 bums to the NBA finals. That's all the proof I need that he's one of, if not the, best player in the NBA. He proved everything he was able to prove.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

Brewsters, we've talked about this before.  Being from Chicago, a city that does not have the same category of problems sports-wise that Cleveland does, you can't really understand.  You don't have to like our reaction, but in the end, he took the most vulnerable fan base in the country and took a giant shit on us.  No, he didn't owe us anything.  But he should have just left.  I guarantee you he wouldn't have drawn the same degree of wrath if he said during his last season in CLE or before it "Hey, I'm not sticking around...this isn't the right path for my career.  Sorry."  He strung us along as long as he could, then announced it from a pedestal.  Boys and Girls Club of Amercia benefitted.  Great for them.
Why couldn't we win it all?  Because 75% of the league cities aren't cool enough to play in.  Not because mgmt didn't try.
Every time we get someone worth a shit in any sport, we now have to instantly worry about that person leaving.  It blows.  And this is not because we act like psychotic ex girlfriends.  That is the result, not the cause.
 
 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

PG/SG 6  Shannon Brown
PG/SG 1  Daniel Gibson
PF 90  Drew Gooden
SG 32  Larry Hughes
C 11  Žydrūnas Ilgauskas
SF 23  LeBron James* - Captain (St. Vincent-St. Mary HS,
Akron, OH)
PG 19  Damon Jones
PF/C 27  Dwayne Jones
SF/PF 24  Donyell Marshall
SF 14  Ira Newble
SF/SG 3  Sasha Pavlović
PF/C 31  Scot Pollard
PG 20  Eric Snow -
PF/C 17  Anderson Varejão
SG/PG 4  David Wesley
You call that trying?
 

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

Dude.  Now go through, and look at all the people they TRIED to get.  Who they actually had on the roster and who they went after are two COMPLETELY different things. 
Shaq (not 37 yr old Shaq)
Amare a couple of times.
Antawn (not the version we got...but three years before that) a couple of times.
They were always looking for a point guard.  Mo Williams never cut it.
Either no one would come, or the trade demanded sacrificing the next 8 years of the franchise, which isn't exactly smart.
They interviewed Wade after the Decision, and they asked him did he ever consider Cleveland.  His answer was an empahtic "No chance."  The NBA has a huge problem.  No one wants to play anywhere except Chicago, NY, LA, Dallas, Boston, or Miami.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Baroclinicity's picture

And I can't remember who was involved anymore, but when we signed Larry Hughes, he was the THIRD choice to fulfill the scoring guard slot.  We offered two other players that said no.  CAn't remember who they were, but we  were all hoping Hughes would cut it, which he completely did not.
Brewsters, I like your posts a lot, but I think you're way off base here.  I don't want to sound snarky, but I don't need someone who cannot possibly relate to what we went through to tell me how I should feel or how irrational I was...especially someone who had the benefit of 6 rings from the most clutch player in history.  I guarantee you if you were a Clevelander, you would feel the same thing.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Earle's picture

Michael Redd was one but he took more money to stay with the Bucks.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Yes.  Still can't remember the other.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Earle's picture

Neither could I so I had to look it up:  Ray Allen

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Baroclinicity's picture

That's right.
We were one player away.  Ray Allen would have done it, I'm sure.  Instead we were stuck with Hughes, and it didn't pan out.
So did LBJ talk to any of these guys?  Try to convince them to come (I don't know the answer to that)?  He found time at the NBA all star game before he left to have conversations with Bosh and Wade...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Earle's picture

I don't know if Allen or a healthy Redd would have put them over the top or not, but either would have been a lot better than Hughes, who was not an awful player, but not the right type to play alongside Lebron, and he could never figure it out in CLE. 
I do know that the Cavs had a hard time convincing FA's to come to Cleveland in part because Lebron would not commit to a long-term deal.  Certainly his right, but it didn't help him in the short run or the team in any timeframe.

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Baroclinicity's picture

Yeah...it was almost a chicken/egg argument.  We wanted him to stay, but we needed to get the supporting cast.  But we couldn't get the supporting cast, in part, because potential FA didn't know if he would stay.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

At any point in his career, take LeBron off of the Cavs for an extended period of time and the Cavs are not only NOT a playoff team, but in reality they become a lotto team. That has to wear on the guy. They were never anything more than everything he could make them. You have probably the greatest facilitator in NBA history being asked for score, defend, assist, score some more, facilitate, defend some more, and score 30 plus night in and night out knowing even that might not be enough.
The guy is vilified unjustly. I won't ever waver in that stance.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

So tell us you're not staying, like C.C. Sabathia did.  Allow us to get something for our troubles.  It was so selfish, even by pro sports standards.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

 No, he didn't owe us anything

Allow us to get something for our troubles.  It was so selfish, even by pro sports standards
 

 
These two comments sort of contradict themselves....

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

Owing and doing things the right way are two completely different things...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Some would argue that playing every game as hard as you possibly could would be considered "Doing them the right way".
Its also being assumed he made his mind up before he left Cleveland. I'm not saying he didn't know until the day of "The Decision" but do you honestly mean to tell me he would be treated differently than he is now had he said in December, 2009 "Hey Dan-I won't be back next year". Fans already accuse him of 'giving up' what on earth would that have done? Come on man....

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

I already mentioned that above.  Of course he get an earful.  Same level?  No way.  But then that's on us as fans. 
And there are many who think the Boston series his last season says differently about playing as hard as he could.  And don't even bother with the stats for those games.  He was caught standing around on several occasions.  That's not exactly someone who played until the final horn.  And the fact that that is the only instance I know of where he did that makes it glare as an inconsistency.
I don't get into that conspiracy theory though.  I give him the benefit of the doubt there.
I'm over LBJ.  I stated in the threads on this in June that him winning his title gave me closure.  I had pretty much moved on, but that filed that particular box in the storage room.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

I'm sorry but if you are going to accuse him of quitting, you can't just ignore the stats that indicate otherwise.
If he did quit-what game was it? Game 5? Becuase he let a triple double go in game 6-which was a perfect microcosm of his time in Cleveland. Triple double in a loss-literally nothing more he could have done.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

Of course I said I don't subscribe to that theory regarding him quitting during the Boston playoff series.  See above.
 

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

For you specifically I owe a mea culpa. But to those that to subscribe to that theory-it just doesn't appear to be true.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

rgarrett22's picture

He quit in Game 5. I watched EVERY minute of that game. I don't care what his stats say....everyone knows that stats can be extremely misleading, especially in a small sample size. Stats don't show defense, they don't show body language, they don't show how you are or aren't interacting with teammates. Every pro-LeBron person out there throws out his stats from that game as if that will defend his actions. A box score doesn't tell the whole story. Did you watch the game? If you did, there is really no other conclusion to arrive at.

703Buckeye's picture

How do you equate b!tching with my not forgiving him? I won't forgive him but I very rarely ever talk about it. So no, I wasn't b!tching when I said I won't forgive him.
No, I won't trade Cleveland's tradition for any of the cities you listed. I'll take what I was born into and embrace it.
LeBron did have plenty of great games but he ruined it all with that crap he pulled in Boston in 2010.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

Ok dude. He ruined it all.....got it.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

Did I say he "ruined it all?" Don't put words in my mouth.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

LeBron did have plenty of great games but he ruined it all with that crap he pulled in Boston in 2010.

Huh? Ya you did.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

oh no! You got me!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

BrewstersMillions's picture

For the record, I enjoy these debates. I don't hold a thing against anyone who disagrees with me. Its not easy being a fan of LBJ on these boards (or Pryor to a lesser extent). I hope there's no hard feelings.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

703Buckeye's picture

No hard feelings, Brewster.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Baroclinicity's picture

Group hug, yo.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

Baroclinicity's picture

Below. The. Belt.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Dougger's picture

baro on an unrelated subject i peeped your profile and had to YouTube "tito paul derrick mason" and all i have to say is oh my god that was awesome, and that's one of the loudest hits I've heard. that's why i upvoted you

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Baroclinicity's picture

Ha!  Thank you.  That was my freshman year... I remember watching that in the dorms.  I think it's rather impressive that Mason was able to get up and get the fumble recovery.
I was at the Missouri game in Columbia, MO for the Katz hit on Corby Jones.  He lost his soul after that hit.  It was a total game changer after what had been relatively close for a half.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Denny's picture

Yeah, pretty much this. 

Taquitos.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I'll condense posts here-I'd love to address your 'prove himself'. He proved himself in Cleveland plenty. He took 11 bums to the NBA finals.

 
Bums? He played with Smush Parker and Kwame Brown?
I love how people say this, yet leave out the fact that the Eastern Conference was awful(and that's being kind) that year. 

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Alice in Aggieland's picture

As a Cavs fan, my problem with the way LeBron left was how GD long it took him to make his Decision. Because he drew out the process, Cleveland had no hope of landing other big free agents with the cap space his aborted salary left the team. There were other big names on the market that Ferry couldn't go after because the front office was still counting on Bron-Bron being around. That's what pissed me off more than anything, and it's a big reason why the Cavs took such a nosedive after he left.
Don't get me wrong. Dude had every right to leave if he wanted to. But dragging his announcement out until other quality free agents were snapped up was a total dick move.

Goose's picture

I hear what you're saying, but up to the point of him leaving Cleveland, he had done an awful lot of things the right way and was a pretty good citizen.  Granted, the way he left was a BIG mistake, but I feel like he's been vilified way more than deserved.

BrewstersMillions's picture

That's my point man. By all accounts he truly is one of the NBA's good guys but he is detested unlike anyone else in the league. The NBA is ripe with plenty of guys to truly despise and LeBron simply isn't one of them.

Do I come off as arrogant? Shame on me, I was hoping it would be more obvious.

rgarrett22's picture

Cavs are flush with cap space. I would LOVE it if they took a flier on Oden even if it costs a $4M contract. That's still reasonable for a 7 foot big man with as much potential as Oden possesses.

741's picture

Yes please to Cavs or Celtics! Noooooo to Heat. 

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Best wishes to Greg but playing for the Cadavers? Ugh.

703Buckeye's picture

On your profile it says you don't like pro-ball. So why call out the Cavs, in specific?

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Don't like Cleveland teams.

abrahajc's picture

I'm against the cavs signing him to anything more than a 1-year deal.  The team needs cap space to sign a legitimate guy who can play the 3.  Plus, as we saw with the grizz trade, cap space can be a beautiful thing.

Goose's picture

Doesn't matter to me where he goes.  I'm not a big NBA fan.  However, regardless of where he ends up, I'll be rooting for him.

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

I was a server at Eddie George's Grill when him and Jamar Butler came in and sat in my section. He had a cast on from the broken wrist he suffered early in that year. Extremely nice guy to me and even made some small talk. I wish him the best, he deserves another shot.

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Pam's picture

Can't think of another former Buckeye I want to succeed as much as I do Greg Oden.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Michael Redd?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

buckeyechad's picture

He already succeeded

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

But he's not what he could have been due to injuries.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Of course this thread would become about that guy in Miami.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Denny's picture

Those hoops are made for shootin'.

Taquitos.

Dougger's picture

COME ON BIG MAN!!!!
he strolled up to my brother's party this year and said he was doing stuff with the osu hoops team. can anyone confirm this? behind the scenes coach or something? maybe he was just yankin our chain because we gave him any drink he wanted... and he beat me in a chug off... but he made me drink two beers for his one.
Edit: Samantha Steele...that is all.

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Nick's picture

Would LOVE to see Greg Oden HEALTHY and throwing down dunks 

tampa buckeye's picture

Whom ever told this kid to add bulk when he got to portland should never hold a job in the nba again.  He never had knee problems before they added all that weight.  That said if he can get his weight down to close his Ohio State playing weight he will be a force.

IBleedSandG's picture

LeBron, Kyrie and Oden would be a nice "big 3" for the Cavs.

"You pick up the rifle and go as hard as you can possibly go."
-UFM

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Has a member of a team ever been boo'd at home before?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Bucksfan's picture

Do you want the Cavs to win?  Yes?  Then this is the worst move you could make.

rgarrett22's picture

False. They could sign Hubie Brown to be the team's starting center.