Browse Archives by:

Greg Oden Is Still Considering Signing with Celtics?


The Celtics met with Greg Oden in Waltham a few weeks back, as the former NBA center who hasn’t played in the league in over two years considers his options for NBA teams. Now there’s a new report from Shaun Powell, a former reporter from NBA.com who’s very “plugged in” over what teams Oden is still considering. Boston is still on the list.

The fact Oden is going to wait until the free agent period this summer is very interesting, but makes sense. There was some speculation he’d sign with a team now to help himself get acclimated for next year, but upon further reflection, it’s clear no team he was seriously interested in could afford sacrificing a roster spot for him this season (the C’s certainly couldn’t).

So what kind of money would the Celtics be able to offer Oden in a contract this summer?Probably not much more than the veteran’s minimum to be perfectly honest. Unless Danny Ainge does some serious wheeling and dealing to clear some cap space, the C’s will be well over the salary cap and could already be approaching the luxury tax with nearly every rotation player on the roster already signed for next season, short of Chris Wilcox.

The Celtics will either have the mid-level exception at five million dollars, or the mini mid-level (3 million dollars) depending on who they decide to keep around before the free agency period. There’s also a five million dollar buyout option for Paul Pierce that needs to be exercised in June, but the way he’s playing right now, I highly doubt Ainge would just let him walk to save cash and clear cap space, as he’s still playing some of the best ball of his career right now.

Put it all together, and unless it’s for the veteran’s minimum or bi-annual exception (1.9 million), I highly doubt we see the Celtics sign Oden next year for anything more than that. They can’t afford to give much more to a player with such a high injury risk with so little money to use in free agency next year.

  • Banner18

    I love how he thinks he's at a high demand. Your still Greg Oden, you know.

  • Scotfar

    The thought of a healthy Greg Oden next year added to this Celtics roster (with Sullinger and Rondo back) could mean one more championship run with KG and Pierce.

  • http://bud?et.ct8.pl Bud?et Obywatelski

    I’ll immediately clutch your rss as I can not to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognise in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

no prescription xenical bupropion tab zithromax 500 mg pfizer viagra on line buy deltasone online cipro in south africa purchase viagra without a prescription levitra website orlistat price discount cialis online cialis online us paxil lexapro cheap cialis in uk canadian propecia buy cipro in usa cheap viagra no prescription generic levitra canada viagra tab generic levitra mastercard natural alternative to paroxetine buying viagra from india purchase discount cialis buy prednisone online without a prescription lowest cost levitra best and cheapest viagra pills cialis pricing nolvadex price no prescription how to order cialis online celebrex price where to buy cialis cheap non prescription generic cialis top selling herbal viagra cialis discount overnight viagra sales in uk alternative paxil genuine cialis online viagra online stores online rx diflucan buy cheap generic viagra zithromax dosing how much is accutane cialis com purchase cytotec online azithromycin cheapest cheapest viagra online online pharmacies uk amoxicillin canada diflucan buy daily cialis online accutane oklahoma viagra cheap canada viagra discount sales purchase viagra in uk buy amoxicillin online xenical pharmacy ordering levitra buying viagra online legal cheap authentic viagra one day shipping amoxil side effects viagra how to buy cialis online best best price celebrex generic cialis lowest price buy cialis in canada us cialis propecia mexico online prescription viagra azithromycin purchase online cheap cialis online without a persciption cialis order on line dose amoxicillin levitra canadian cialis canada 5mg celebrex cost australia azithromycin 500 mg viagra online sale buy levitra in europe wellbutrin online pharmacy viagra canada pharmacies order nolvadex viagra professional pfizer cymbalta australia for sale buy online purchase viagra flagyl buy generic cymbalta 20mg wellbutrin online prescription cialis online american internet viagra pharmacy buy cipro online cheap viagra pill viagra approved viagra buy usa side effects for zithromax viagra 25 mg canadian pharmacy cheap generic viagra cipro generic 100mg of paxil real cialis pharmacies herbal alternative to lasix order viagra in canada cipro xr bayer discount clomid levitra online sales cheap levitra prescription cialis brand approved cialis cheap viagra discount generic viagra professional viagra pfizer 50 mg female viagra europe furosemide 40mg tab