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THRILLHO
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week

I know people hate on Simmons (I've been doing it lately myself), but I'm with him: I can't believe no one offered Pek a max. I get that the Pelicans doing it could have compromised other FA moves while we waited for the Wolves to match, but other teams with cap space should have been more active. I like Evans at $11m/yr, but I'd prefer Pek at $14m/yr given our needs. If I'm Charlotte, I'd prefer Pek over what they got Jefferson for. The Wolves keeping him for 4/$48m or whatever is pretty fricking lucky.
This post was edited on 7/31 at 4:33 pm


Colonel Flagg
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
Yeah Pek is definitely worth bigger money. I think the wolves would have eventually matched; however, it would have been smart for other teams to explore the option.


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TigerinATL
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
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Ethan J. Skolnick ?@EthanJSkolnick 8m

Still expecting news on Greg Oden by the end of the weekend. Still primarily between Pelicans and Heat, from what I'm hearing.

LINK

Skolnick is a Heat beat writer in Florida. I'm trying to not put too much thought into the Oden situation anymore, but why would someone who covers the Heat list the Pelicans first? Pelicans in the lead?


Chad504boy
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macatak911
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
@SpearsNBAYahoo: 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.


TigerinATL
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
He probably wants to see what the new jerseys look like before deciding.


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corndeaux
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
Two new articles from SBNation on Oden today.

One advising against the signing

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quote:

But in doing my research for this piece, I came across something I wrote in 2011 titled "Why the Sixers and Everyone Else Should Want Greg Oden." I jumped down readers' throats in support of the tremendously talented but undervalued and injured 23-year-old


quote:

Since that was written, I've graduated college, moved across the country, worked at three different jobs, lived in three different apartments, moved in with my girlfriend, watched her move out, developed a pretty stellar shoe game, made friends, lost friends and did something athletic at least a few times a week.

Greg Oden, for all intents and purposes, hasn't moved. And I was about to write that exact article again


And Ziller writes a rebuttal

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quote:

Bynum hurt Philly so much because he was an all-in bet. Oden is two chips at a low-limit table. Oden is jaywalking across an Old West dirt path. He's skydiving from the top bunk. There's just not much risk at this point because there's not much cost


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The high-risk decisions -- taking Oden over Durant, giving Brandon Roy $80 million, trading major assets for Bynum, trading Holiday for Noel and a pick -- are the ones you fret over, you analyze, you fret over some more. The low-risk decisions like giving Greg Oden $3 million ... those are nothing. If that Slinky can't be untangled? Oh well. Move on to the jigsaw puzzle that may or may not be missing a handful of pieces.


Let's take a moment to pour one out for Jester.


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jdbillio
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
He is waiting to see what the Pelicans' jerseys will look like.


Chad504boy
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
oden doesn't want to be given a hat at his press conference, he's all in after jersday.


macatak911
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
@BrettNBA: Greg Oden to decide on team tomorrow, reports Yahoo! A source tells me he's torn between Miami and New Orleans.


Chad504boy
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
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@BrettNBA: Greg Oden to decide on team tomorrow, reports Yahoo! A source tells me he's torn between Miami and New Orleans.



quote:

Greg Oden "I felt it was most important for me to commit myself to the organization that was most committed to me as a player as well as a person. That organization was New Orleans. I'm ready to play pretty good ball"


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partywiththelombardi
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
if thats his top 2 then to dell i say


ShoeBang
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
the tipping point will be that he gets his own suite at oschner
This post was edited on 8/1 at 11:23 am


NOSHAU
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
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if thats his top 2 then to dell i say
Nobody remembers 2nd place. He needs to close the deal.


partywiththelombardi
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
agreed. however finishing 2nd to the back to back defending champs with the best player in the league in a better city no offense nola...not too shabby.


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504Voodoo
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re: Formal Offers on Oden Expected This Week
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the tipping point will be that he gets his own suite at oschner




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