Apr 3, 2013; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers former center Greg Oden smiles while watching the Trail Blazers play against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Rose Garden. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Oden's Agent Talking To The Miami Heat


The Miami Heat are in talks with Mike Conley Sr. who represents Greg Oden, on his client playing for the Heat next season.  Oden had already entertained the New Orleans Pelicans and the Dallas Mavericks.

According to Fox Sports Florida’s Chris Tommasson, via twitter, that with Mike Miller being released today via amnesty, Conley stated that this could help the Heats’ case in acquiring Oden.

 

Tommasson also tweeted that Conley has been texting Pat Riley back and forth as well as talking to the Heat’s cap expert as well.

Oden’s agent though is not going to count out the other teams that are interested in the big man, San Antonio Spurs and the Sacramento Kings.

With the Heat released Mike Miller, it cleared up $6 million on their cap.  Keeping Miller would of hurt them as he would of cost them $17 million after luxury taxes. The Heat have the $3.1 million taxpayer midlevel exception available, which could be an option for Oden.

 We will continue to monitor this story.


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