Greg Oden To Meet With Pelicans, Mavericks, and Kings This Week
Center Greg Oden, the first-overall pick of the 2007 NBA Draft, who hasn’t played in a game in over three years, will meet with officials with the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, and Sacramento Kings this week in Las Vegas, to narrow his lists of suitors, as he attempts a comeback.
The 27-year old Oden, who hasn’t played in an NBA game since December 5, 2009, has suffered from numerous knee injuries, and is coming off his third microfracture knee surgery in February 2012.
Oden, who was taken first in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Portland Trailblazers, ahead of Kevin Durant, has averaged 9.4 points, and 7.3 rebounds-per-game, in 82 career games.
The 7-foot Oden, who played his college basketball at Ohio St., has career highs of 24 points and 20 rebounds.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are also reported to have interest in Oden.