NBA News: Cavaliers prepared to offer Greg Oden a two-year deal

Recently pegged as one of the few teams to be potential suitors for former Ohio State center Greg Oden, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly set to offer the 25-year old a two-year contract with a team option for a third year. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that this deal will be offered after the February 21 NBA trade deadline.

Oden, who underwent microfracture knee surgery one year ago, averaged 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 82 career NBA games since being drafted in 2007 — he posted a PER of 23.1 as recent as 2009-10 before his season was ended prematurely after just 21 games.  Rehabilitating his knee, the seven-footer is presently living in Columbus, Ohio. The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are allegedly also in the running for Oden, but the Cavaliers can offer the injury-plagued big man more money and additional years on a contract.

Presently one of the most financially flexible teams in the league, the Cavaliers have roughly $4 million in salary cap space.

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  • FearTheRoo

    NBA News: Greg Oden is preparing to sit out the next two years due to injury

  • Vindictive_Pat

    When you’ve got Scrooge McDuck’s money bin sitting right next to the Q, why not throw a couple handfuls of coins at Greg Oden? I like it… low risk, high reward.

    I should edit this, so I will… when I am talking about the money bin, I mean the absurd amount of cap space the Cavs have, not Gilbert’s under-performing casino.

  • mgbode

    hopefully, we are leaning hard on the C-Clinic to help determine if his rehab will be successful. if the odds are yes, then i’ll gladly take that risk.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I feel so trusting of Chris Grant that I almost take for Grant-ed (see what I did there?) that he’s doing his homework and has some inside info on Oden’s rehab progression. I have zero reason to believe this, but Grant has me seeing stars.

  • mgbode

    Columbus isn’t that far away. Maybe he traded a few Irving tweets to recruits for some inside info with Matta

  • Mike E

    WFNY News: FearTheRoo makes negative remark about Cleveland sports. booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I can’t believe it!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I prefer to do my structural rehabilitation with University Hospitals if I had a heart problem or staph infection I’d probably consult the Clinic. ;-)

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I didn’t think there was such a thing as an under-performing casino. I guess it depends on whether your giving or receiving huh?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I can’t remember where I read it, possibly on Frowns, that the casino’s actual revenues are like half of what was originally projected for the past year. Don’t quote me on that, though.

  • SDA

    The new one in Toledo is below expectations also. been there wasnt overly impressed

  • Bob

    Oden will not play again. maybe a game or two, no more!

  • BisonDeleSightings

    “Two years is too much. 1 year, $5 million sounds about right.”

    -Chris Antonetti

  • boomhauertjs

    I love it. Low risk, high reward. I bet a lot of us thought Z was never coming back…

  • boomhauertjs

    from his foot injuries, not his 1-year in Miami.

  • http://twitter.com/tompestak Thomas Pestak

    Frowns really hates gilbert – I’m sure he enjoyed penning that piece

  • mgbode

    I’ll take the over.

  • DK45
  • Harv 21

    Get off your computer and go tell Grant, quick!

    No idea why some people are so selfish with their knowledge.

  • mgbode

    he just did. cmon, you know Grant reads WFNY for all the knowledge dropped here.

  • CBI

    I was in Cleveland a few months ago, the casino was packed and no table had lower then a $25 minimum bet. I was expecting nickle slots as far as the eye could see. I wonder exactly what they are expecting?

  • Wow

    Frowns hates everything, gotta take it with a grain of salt.

  • zonk

    It’s 8:15pm and Michigan still sucks

  • Jaker

    I love the idea, as long as we dont mess with our cap situation for him, but Isn’t he out for the entire year? When can he start playing for us? And how much would he cost/year?