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Posted August 02, 2013 - 07:48 PM

Great signing for the Heat. 



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Hope he stays healthy and produces.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 08:39 PM

Great signing for the Heat. 


"potentially" great. If he ever gets on the court for more than 20 games.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:18 PM


yo.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Honestly I think it's a "low risk, high reward" signing.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:27 PM

All of the jokes about Oden joining the NBA and pretending to be a 20 year old to get closer to his son LeBron can be put to bed, as he's finally reunited. 



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Posted August 02, 2013 - 09:55 PM

We shall see how much of a difference he can make after being out of the league for 3 and a half years and that is IF he remains healthy enough to get back into the groove.


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Posted August 02, 2013 - 10:21 PM

And the rich get richer

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:16 PM

And the rich get richer


How necessarily? 

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA for 3 and a half years, and has only played 82 games in his entire NBA career. If he makes it to all-star break it will be an amazing feat.

It's a low risk high reward move, but if we're gonna laugh at the Cavs for picking up Bynum considering his injury history, Bynum has the potential of playing more than Oden.  So let's wait and see if Oden lasts before saying how great of a move it was.

it was low risk high reward but a HUGE one as even if Oden remained healthy, it's gonna take him a while to get into the NBA swing after 3 and a half years out, not only that but if they try to play him heavy minutes he could break very well BEFORE the all-star break.

So there really is no saying how wuickly Oden makes a difference on this Heat team, if at all this year.   May take him longer than that to even get re-acclimated.  But he ain't gonna step on the court and be "Greg Oden" again after 3 and a half years away and multiple injuries.   Don't see how the Heat got richer as it's probably gonna take Oden an entire year to get re-acclimated to NBA speed and NBA shape, and that's IF he is able to remain healthy which he hasn't done his entire career unfortunately. 

Hibbert and Lopez both would have their way with him this year.


Edited by Majesty, August 02, 2013 - 11:16 PM.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:39 PM

If he ends up playing well with no injuries... the heat might beat the bulls record..

that's scary. They always needed a big man.

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Posted August 02, 2013 - 11:59 PM

This is depressing!!! The Heat get better while we continue to get worst smh



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 12:24 AM

After what happened with Brandon Roy I'm not feeling confident that Oden is going to be able to endure the season.



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 01:26 AM

guys overrating how good Oden is gonna be this year after 3 and a half years out of the league as if he'll single handedly be the reason the heat 3-peat  :smh:    

You're aware that if he had to play 30 mins a night in order to make that kind of a difference he probably doesn't last to all-star break, and considering he's not played the game in 3 and a half years it'd be almost masochistic to try to play him that many.

he plays 15 mins a game at MOST till all-star break, if he makes it to all-star break with absolutely no setbacks he'll play maybe 20.

But the heat aren't 3-peating because of Greg Oden whose been out of the league for 3 years and has played 82 full games.

Greg Oden got "potential".  But he ain't gonna discover it after being out of the league for 3 and a half years, never finishing a full season in his first year back  :smh:   And they say WE overrate the people we sign :bounce:

it took Dwight Howard an entire year to come back after missing 6 months of basketball and training camp coming off injury and it took him a half a year to even get in moderate basketball shape.  Greg Oden is missing 3 and a half years of training camp and NBA level competition and a number of injury setbacks that have kept him out of the league before he even stepped foot back on a court and he's gonna be the reason the Heat 3-peat? 

yeah no.   If this was a 2-3 year plan I could see it, but the first year he ain't gonna contribute much if anything.


Edited by Majesty, August 03, 2013 - 01:28 AM.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:26 AM

If this dude manages to stay healthy the Heat are going to be an issue as if they already aren't.  He has no expectations at this point so rebounding and blocks and solid D is probably all they are going to ask in about 15-20 min of gameplay


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 09:36 AM

Eh. Despite whatever, guy aint at NBA speed.

They better hope Ray and Battier as well as Wade don't regress further.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Eh. Despite whatever, guy aint at NBA speed.

They better hope Ray and Battier as well as Wade don't regress further.


Pretty much... everyone saying Derrick Rose shouldn't come back in the year, and at the prospect of him coming back in the playoffs, despite the fact he'd been medically cleared since January and had been practicing full boar with the team for the past 5 months they say "he can't be the same guy to even make any difference. It even took Jordan en entire year to get back up to NBA speed, if he can't do it Rose can't."

But Greg Oden... to even reach where he was prior was a 9/7 guy with a lot of untapped potential has been out of the game for 3 and a half years and some people are acting like he's automatically gonna reach his full potential in his FIRST year back and shouting "3-peat"...

It's gonna take Oden a year if not more(a HEALTHY year) to even reach back to being a 9/7 guy.  It will take even longer for him to reach or realize his potential, and that's IF he stays healthy for the amount of time it takes. Here's the problem.. the Miami Heat don't have that kind of time.  They got THIS YEAR and that's it.  And THIS YEAR Greg Oden isn't gonna be a big difference maker.   He needs a year to get up to NBA speed and an off-season training at an NBA pace and that's IF he stayed healthy.  The Heat ain't got that kind of time.

Agree with the above, they'd better hope that Allen, Wade and Battier don't continue to regress, cause if they have to play Oden heavy minutes or try to force him to be a big time difference maker that comeback attempt will be short lived.


Edited by Majesty, August 03, 2013 - 11:35 AM.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:36 AM

Even if he makes the minimal impact its still a big boost for the heat.they already have it easy so any little bit more they can get is a problem for the rest of the league.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:45 AM

Didn't Oden cite one of the reasons that he chose Miami was that he wouldn't be expected to do much and be ready for the season? How is this guy STILL injured? He hasn't played an NBA game in years. I think it's a blaring alarm in your face when this guy is still experiencing chronic injury and pain from normal life?



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Didn't Oden cite one of the reasons that he chose Miami was that he wouldn't be expected to do much and be ready for the season? How is this guy STILL injured? He hasn't played an NBA game in years. I think it's a blaring alarm in your face when this guy is still experiencing chronic injury and pain from normal life?


You don't rest your championship hopes on a guy that people expect Bynum to play more games than.


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Posted August 03, 2013 - 01:18 PM

It's the easy way for him to get back without the pressure to perform. Yes, the Heat need a true center to go up against those teams with better ones...but there will be zero pressure on him to perform at their level, because of the teammates around him. He can give the Heat rebounding, a defensive presence, and a rim protector for 15 minutes if he stays healthy.


Edited by BleedPurple&Gold, August 03, 2013 - 01:21 PM.

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