Small Market teams are about taking risks and Oden is a big one, but if he is healthy we all of the sudden are a home-court playoff contender, if he doesn't, we still have young pieces in place to where we can absorb that misfire. We have roughly over $6 million to spend plus the MLE and a lot of the centers out there for what we can afford are very underwhelming (which is understandable, a good center commands 8 figures), so why not try for a high risk, high reward guy.
Obviously, all the reports say he is talking with contenders (Spurs, Heat, etc.), but I'm not sure how much they are offering him, but it can't be that much. With the cap space we have and the fact that Monty was with Portland when Oden was drafted, why not?
This post was edited on 7/5 at 8:15 am