Spears: Former Blazers C Greg Oden To Decide On New Team Next Week?

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Former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden reportedly worked out for three teams in Indianapolis on Tuesday and is expected to make a decision next week on where he will play for the 2013-14 season.

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden worked out for three teams in Indianapolis on Tuesday and that he is expected to make a decision next week on where he will play for the 2013-14 season.

NBA free-agent center Greg Oden will decide next week where to sign, a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday.

Oden, 25, has received varying contract offers from the Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, a source said. All deals are pending Oden passing a physical.

Spears reported earlier this month that a total of eight teams were interested in Oden's services.

Earlier this year, Oden was linked to continued interest in an NBA comeback with the Heat and he visited with the Boston Celtics back in February. Back in December, it was reported that Oden has lost significant weight as he rehabilitates from his latest round of knee surgeries. Also in December, Blazers forward Nicolas Batum said Oden still wants to play in the NBA.

Oden said last year that he would become a gym teacher if he's not able to return to the NBA. Mark Titus, who has known Oden since high school, wrote a lengthy piece on Oden that discussed his time in Portland. Titus discussed that interview in multiple radio interviews and podcasts. Titus also wrote a book that discussed his friendship with Oden.

Oden underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee and arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in February 2012. In May 2012, he underwent Orthokine treatment on both of his knees. Previously, Oden underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee in 2007, underwent surgery after suffering a fractured patella in his left knee in 2009, and underwent microfracture surgery in his left knee in 2010.

Oden, 25, holds career averages of 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in 82 appearances. He hasn't played in an NBA game since December 5, 2009.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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