NBA: Former Buckeye Oden agrees to deal with Heat

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Former Ohio State standout Greg Oden is coming back to the NBA with the Miami Heat.

Mike Conley Sr., one of Oden’s agents, said Oden has informed the Heat that he will accept their contract offer, a process that likely will be formally completed early next week.

Oden will be paid about $1 million this coming season. He will have a player option for the 2014-15 season.

“He just thought that it was the best fit for him, where he’s at and especially for how it relates to him coming back,” Conley said last night. “He can be on a winning team and be working his way in slowly.”

Oden’s decision ends months of suspense that saw several NBA teams line up for a chance to sign the former No. 1 overall pick, whose career has been derailed by a series of knee problems.

Former Ohio State standout Greg Oden is coming back to the NBA with the Miami Heat.

Mike Conley Sr., one of Oden’s agents, said Oden has informed the Heat that he will accept their contract offer, a process that likely will be formally completed early next week.

Oden will be paid about $1 million this coming season. He will have a player option for the 2014-15 season.

“He just thought that it was the best fit for him, where he’s at and especially for how it relates to him coming back,” Conley said last night. “He can be on a winning team and be working his way in slowly.”

Oden’s decision ends months of suspense that saw several NBA teams line up for a chance to sign the former No. 1 overall pick, whose career has been derailed by a series of knee problems.

Former Ohio State standout Greg Oden is coming back to the NBA with the Miami Heat.

Mike Conley Sr., one of Oden’s agents, said Oden has informed the Heat that he will accept their contract offer, a process that likely will be formally completed early next week.

Oden will be paid about $1 million this coming season. He will have a player option for the 2014-15 season.

“He just thought that it was the best fit for him, where he’s at and especially for how it relates to him coming back,” Conley said last night. “He can be on a winning team and be working his way in slowly.”

Oden’s decision ends months of suspense that saw several NBA teams line up for a chance to sign the former No. 1 overall pick, whose career has been derailed by a series of knee problems.

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