Cleveland Cavaliers look into Greg Oden
Greg Oden, former Ohio State University basketball star, is certain that he will return to the NBA. He has had multiple knee surgeries but is hoping to be better to play next season.
Cleveland Cavaliers have shown interest in Oden. The Plain Dealer asked Oden if he would be coming to Cleveland and he responded, ”I’m worried about the knee.”
Oden has been living in Columbus and traveling to his hometown, Indianapolis, to work out. Oden says that he is working on his knee so that he can play next season.
Oden said, ”I’m still in the rehab process, but I’m it taking slow. I could possibly be playing at this point, but I’ve done that before and I got injured before, so I’d rather take everything I am doing slow. Right now I’m just doing strength stuff with my knees.”
The Associated Press reports that Oden was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2007 and has not played since 2009. His last surgery was February 20 of last year.
Last March, the Trail Blazers waived him off making him open to rebuilding teams. It would be a great risk to take Oden with his knees but it might be worth the risk for a team like the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers are trying to build a team around Kyrie Irving and Oden would be a great addition to the team. However, Oden has not shown a preference for any team at this time.