Report: Spurs interested in Greg Oden
By Dan McCarney Spurs Nation
Fresh off their training camp flirtation with Eddy Curry, the Spurs are reportedly pondering another reclamation project.
Fox Sport’s Sam Amico, AKA Greg Oden’s personal publicist, reports that the Spurs are among a handful of teams interested in the No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft, whose agent is “100 percent sure” he’ll be back in the NBA by next season.
“”He’s rehabbing and doing very well,” Oden’s agent, Michael Conley Sr., told Amico.
Amrico reports that Cleveland, Atlanta and Memphis are rumored to have already worked the 7-foot center out. Milwaukee, Chicago, Golden State and the Spurs were also mentioned as having interest. An additional report by ESPN.com listed Dallas among the potential candidates.
Taken first overall out of Ohio State by Portland, Oden showed major promise when healthy but rarely was before a series of knee injuries drove him out of the league after just two seasons.
Which means at 24, he’s had more major knee surgeries (three) than NBA campaigns.