The San Antonio Spurs have one roster spot left heading into next season and it possibly could be filled by center Greg Oden. There has been numerous reports linking the Spurs (among other teams) as possibly Oden's next stop in his NBA career.
UPDATE: Oden could make his decision as soon as Friday:
NBA free agent center Greg Oden will decide on a team Friday, a source tells Y! Sports. Heat, Kings, Hawks, Pelicans, Spurs & Mavs in mix.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 1, 2013
Reports state the Pelicans and Heat are the frontrunners, however, the Spurs are still in the mix for the big man's services and it appears Oden will make his decision this weekend.
Spurs do not need Olden. Here's few reasons why: Sam Bowie, Yao Ming, Ralph Sampson TJ Ford. Once a 7 footer has wheel problems its normally a chronic issue. The only one I know who came back and played was Bill Walton
Imagine a front line of Duncan, Splitter and a healthy Oden. Spurs haven't enjoyed something like that since Robinson retired.
Why would we want a 25 year old guy with 90 year old knees? Where is the benefit in that? Every time he steps onto the court, we will all hold our breaths for the fear one or both of his knees will shatter at any moment.
"Which team he lands with, he will have to know he is going to be relegated to the bench, take a significantly reduce deal (and role) and be seen as a role player. "
Significantly reduced deal and role from what? He has nothing right now and I hope he is humbled by that.. otherwise he is going to choose a team that will give him most PT and he will be sorry for that.
We'll see very soon.
Forget Oden, Spurs need to see if Baynes is a keeper, otherwise why did they sign him . . . to play for the Toros.
fuck the spurs front office! if they cant find tim better help than splitter and bonner then they aint shit. someone def needs to be fired. Or maybe holt shoulda been spending more on useful players then donations to rick perry .
jesus christ this is already getting annoying, hes a 3rd big off the bench at best and hes taking his long ass time like hes some superstar or something. hurry up and pick a team for crying out loud
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@zerospurs LMAO..........CHOIR BOY...HA HA GOOD 1. WE NEED TO GET PAST THE ODEN BS AND GO GET SOME REAL FRONT LINE HELP.
Objectively the Spurs should be the best fit for him because he won't be rushed to assume a big role too soon and he certainly can learn from the best in TD. He appears to be making a real show out of all of this and that style is completely Miami. Though I hope I am wrong I say he chooses Heat. I wish You Mr. Oden all the best.