Portland waives Oden. Should we sign him?

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  1. Mogilny

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    It's shrewd GM;ing like this our team needs.
     
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    indeed.
    ...But this is a situation that has 'Joe Dumars' written all over it. I think that if Joe wanted to make a case to Greg Oden, he could convince him to come to Detroit. The Antonio McDyess story could be compelling to a #1 pick that's been waiting 3 years to start his NBA career. The fact that Oden has been essentially cast aside by the team that drafted him has "Piston" written all over it.

    It's either gonna be a great story or not much of a story at all.
    If there's any possibility from a medical standpoint that Oden can play, Joe needs to try and make it happen.
     
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    What would be y'alls gamble price for Antoine Walker?
     
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    If someone can teach Charlie to do that cheezy little shimmy dance than we won't need Walker.
     
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    I'm pretty sure if there was any possibility from a medical standpoint that Oden can play, Portland wouldn't have released him. The idea of paying GregO to come in and sink a few shots and grab a few rebounds while playing a few minutes here and there doesn't really make sense for the Pistons. After all, isn't that what we are obligated to pay Tweets V $8 million dollars a year for the next two years for?
     
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    I'd like to see Oden on the Mad Antz.
     
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    He could receive some quality coaching from Christian Laettner.
     
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    Oden could work. The problem is needs not Arnie's frozen bananas, but a bottle of Lisle Von Rhuman's elixir.
     
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    And then confuse everyone by given Austin Daye max salary.

    Cloak of Shrewdness +1
     
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    I like it. Decoy Management - giving a player such a bad contract all other horrible contracts look acceptable.

    1. Sign Daye to a max contract (100M/5y or whatever the number is. The contracts of Bengo, JMax, Tay and Chaz moves alot closer to the market value.
    2. Trade Bengo, JMax, Tay and Chaz.
    3. Use amnesty on Daye.
    4. Profit. (or -$100m loss)
     
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    That's the million dollar question right there. Maybe the prudent move is to the get CV on Dancing with the Stars to learn that shimmy dance. Arnie would have to put Charlie in air casts before he went to bed each night, though, to protect those ankles.
     
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    Dudes like Charlie and Ben Gordon are precisely why Joe should take a risk and sign Oden if there's a chance he can get back on the court. The Pistons have so many crappy contracts that taking a chance at getting some killer value seems like the thing to do. Oden isn't gonna command a big payday. If it works out - Joe's a genius. If it doesn't, nothing really lost except a small chunk of change by NBA standards.

    The upside is huge.
    The downside isn't that severe.
     
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    I just wanted to post a recap of his injury history...According to Wikipedia...

    On September 14, 2007, Oden had microfracture surgery on his ailing right knee. He missed the entire season.

    Entering the 2008–09 season he was listed at 250 lb (110 kg), but according to Blazers' trainer Jay Jensen he weighed about 290 lb (130 kg) in July.

    On February 13, 2009, he injured his left knee in a game against the Golden State Warriors, by bumping knees with opponent Corey Maggette, and missed three weeks due to a chipped knee cap.

    On December 5, 2009, Oden injured his left knee in the first quarter of a game. He was taken off the court on a stretcher. Later, he underwent surgery for a fractured left patella and missed the rest of the season. That injury marked the second time Oden had missed major playing time due to injury

    On November 17, 2010, the team announced that Oden would have microfracture surgery on his left knee, ending his 2010–2011 season. The injury marked Oden's third NBA season cut short due to a knee injury.

    On December 9, 2011, the Trail Blazers announced that Oden had suffered an unspecified "setback" that left them less optimistic about his ability to play in the 2011–2012 season. Rather than signing an 8.9-million-dollar qualifying offer, Oden and the team negotiated a different offer.

    On February 3, 2012, Oden underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. On February 20, 2012, Oden was scheduled for a procedure on his left knee similar to the procedure he underwent 17 days earlier. However, during the operation, further damage to the articular cartilage was discovered, and Oden underwent his third micro-fracture surgery.

    Playing 82 games in his entire career so far, he has effectively played one full NBA season over the span of four years.

    On March 15, 2012, Oden was waived by the Blazers in an effort to create room on the roster for trade acquisitions.
     
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    It could only get better from here right?
     
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    That's a lot of injuries for a guy that is only 35 years old.
     
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    I'd say that it is a good thing that Oden's injuries weren't all on the same knee (the way that it was good that Stafford's injuries were diversified), but this actually appears to be systemic. He might have some sort of condition.

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    Even his best memories happened with a cast on at OSU.

    Here is what you get for $1.5M:

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    Months 3 through buyout
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    You guys are forgetting that Joe actually brought Jake Voskuhl in for training camp.
    ...a guy that is known for averaging more combined fouls and turnovers than combined points and rebounds throughout his career.

    Am I the only one that is bothered by the fact that if Fabricio Oberto had remained a Piston, he'd likely be starting this year?
     
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    Doesn't sound like something you can heal with a smoothie and a frozen banana.

    ON the positive side, he has only played 82 games, so he would fit in next year with sophomores Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey.
     
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    What's LeBron James got to do with this thread?
     

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