February 19, 2013
Boston, Charlotte and Cleveland are among the top teams interested in former No. 1 pick, Greg Oden, who hasn't played in the NBA in over two years. It is being reported that the 7 footer is leaning towards the team that is expected to offer him a guaranteed 2-year deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to Sam Amico, Fox Sports Ohio:
Sources said over the weekend Oden has been leaning toward the Cavs all along. If true,-it would make good sense. They're the only NBA team located in the state where he played his college ball, and he has a large and supportive following in Cleveland because of it.
Oden also likes the notion of playing on the same team as Kyrie Irving - and considers the Cavs' reigning Rookie of the Year the type of dynamic young point guard that could help jumpstart Oden's rebirth, sources said.