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Greg Oden will host three teams this week as the former No. 1 overall pick nears a decision on where he'll launch his NBA comeback, according to sources with knowledge of the free agent center's plans.

Sources told ESPN.com on Monday that the Miami Heat, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings will all send representatives this week to watch Oden work out in person.

Sources say that the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks -- which had face-to-face meetings with Oden last week -- also remain in contention for the 7-footer's services. But the Heat and Spurs established themselves as the frontrunners to land Oden last month and, according to one source close to the process, remain the co-favorites to sign him.

...The pursuit for Oden was accelerated last week in Las Vegas when the 25-year-old sat down with representatives from the Mavericks and Kings. A scheduled meeting with the Pelicans in Las Vegas, sources said, was in the process of being rescheduled for this week.

...The Pelicans, sources said, are building their pitch around the fact that going to New Orleans would enable Oden to make his comeback far away from the media glare and with no immediate pressure as he tries again to bounce back from the knee issues that have plagued him since college.

The presence of former Blazers assistant coach Monty Williams, who already knows Oden well, as the head man in New Orleans is seen as another element working in the Pelicans' favor, along with the fact that their young core of players are all in Oden's age range.

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Yahoo! says maybe it's just a small market party

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Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo about 9 minutes ago

Just Kings & Pelicans scheduled to watch injury-riddled free agent C Greg Oden workout & rehab in hometown of Indy Tuesday, source tells Y!



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Surely Sacramento is the one not getting a rose this week.





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Sacramento


could you imagine if oden turns out to be good and they have a cousins/oden 1/2 at the 5...holy shite.







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Really hope we get him.





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could you imagine if oden turns out to be good and they have a cousins/oden 1/2 at the 5...holy shite.
could you imagine if the oden turns out to be good on the pels and we use the POISON PILL to get paul George after getting rid of EG.

Jrue
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Could very well be Miami again






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Exactly what I was thinking, but on a lesser level.






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...The Pelicans, sources said, are building their pitch around the fact that going to New Orleans would enable Oden to make his comeback far away from the media glare and with no immediate pressure as he tries again to bounce back from the knee issues that have plagued him since college.


I really don't like our chances if that is one of our selling points.






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He is all SA or Miami.





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I really don't like our chances if that is one of our selling points.



I think it does. I feel like I saw somewhere he doesn't care about all the attention and just wants to be healthy and playing.






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I think it does. I feel like I saw somewhere he doesn't care about all the attention and just wants to be healthy and playing.

unless he is just chasing rings, the pelicans really are the optimum situation for him. I hope he sees that



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I feel like I saw somewhere he doesn't care about all the attention and just wants to be healthy and playing.


He said as much in the interview he did with his friend Mark Titus on Grantland.

Basically that he could have joined a team last year and collected a pay check but he considered it unethical.

His focus is on getting on the court and playing.

He's pretty shy, so Miami may not be an ideal for him.






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He's not in a position to chase rings. He better pick the right situation that prolongs whatever he has left of his career.





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He's not in a position to chase rings
signing with Miami would be chasing a ring imo






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If he doesn't go to MIA, I will be shocked.





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ESPN is basically getting paid extra to make sure that in anything related Greg oden, they add in: THE HEAT AND SPURS ARE STILL THE FAVORITES, DON'T YOU WORRY A SECOND CASUAL FANS, THOSE TWO TEAMS YOU WATCHED IN THE FINALS ARE THE FAVORITES!





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