What kind of extension do you sign Greg Oden to? From his side I would think there is plenty of motivation to sign. If he has another injury riddled year going into free agency then he's lost security and probably tens of millions of dollars on his next deal. Even if he has a good year he's looking at a possible lockout or at the very least a more draconian CBA which would also cost him money.
But would he be willing to take a shorter deal (like 3 years) to try to establish himself as a pre-eminent center to then try to land a max contract? Or does he have to have serious concerns about his long term health a grab a 7 year deal that might see him playing for well below market value?
Would you give Greg Oden a 5 year, $50 million dollar extension? What if it was 5 and 60?