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Portland waives Oden. Should we sign him?

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  1. S.J.

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    This guy is crumbling faster than Yao Ming. That's a tough gamble to take for any price.
     
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    I'm not sure that any amount of frozen bananas can fix Greg Oden.
     
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    He needs bondo........at this point.
     
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    For $1 million?
     
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    Not really much point even discussing the possibility until he is healthy. Which won't be until this time next year at the earliest it appears. I don't think he is worth a roster spot until then.
     
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    Heck yeah I'd sign him for the right price.
    I'd email G-O's agent an Antonio McDyess post-injury highlight reel and convince him that bannana peels are the way to go.

    At least Greg Oden sustained his injuries while he was concious.
     
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    Even without legs this guy is an upgrade over VanillaFlavour.

    However, it this three microfractures in a row? Either the guy has a turd surgeon, or is practicising martial arts in recovery.

    I don't think its impossible for him to return. But its definately a long shot. Having said that, he totally dominated Noah, and was a serious force. Given the lack of viable, powerful centres who aren't named Bynum or Howard in the league, it's a risk I would take given that his salary was only $1.5 million a year.

    So far as I can see, this guy is a total WARP giant. For that money, its not even a decision. I expect a number of suitors.
     
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    There are some things that even Arnie can't fix. But, that being said, who wouldn't want another chapter in the "Supremely talented cast-aside player rejuvenates his career in Detroit" saga? For $1M a year, why not?
     
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    Greg Oden has never really played in the NBA. I don't think he's going to start now that he's been waived.
     
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    Guys, Charlie Villanueva has been out all season with a mildly sore ankle. You think Kander's snake oil can make Greg Oden 30 years old again?
     
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    JD told Kander that CV had been traded.
     
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    I'm a sucker for Greg Oden "age" jokes.
     
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    I didn't get it until BDL's comment. :pound:
     
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    For 1M a year, there will be 29 teams waiting in line to get him.
     
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    May as well just donate $1M to Joe's favorite charity (and no, I don't mean CV).
     
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    But only one of those teams has a trainer that harnesses the healing powers of fruit like Arnie Kander.

    Oden's upside would be worth the gamble IMO.
    Keep in mind that Antonio McDyess could un-retire and start next to Monroe in the Pistons' froncourt this year.
     
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    I would sign Monroe for the minimum in a heart beat. There's no downside to it. Even with all of his injuries, he's still been a legit big man when he's been on the floor. As long as he can get on the floor, he'll block shots, rebound, and score the occasional hoop inside.

    If I were Gores, I'd spend a million to see if Oden could play again.
     
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    I'm sure that's the mind set of every team in the NBA.
     

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