Greg Oden met with Celtics

The future wasn’t looking too bright for the Boston Celtics following the 2006-07 season. The team was 24-58 and posted the second-worst record in the league.

The only positive was that the Celtics had a high chance of landing the top prize of the 2007 NBA Draft: Greg Oden.

One blockbuster trade, an NBA title and six years later; Boston is looking to land Oden again.

Per Yahoo! Sports Marc J. Spears:
Oden has had meetings with the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings, a source said.

The news should come as no surprise, as the two parties met back in February according to ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg.

Often injured, Oden hasn’t played in the NBA since December of 2009. The former-No. 1 pick has played in just 82 games for his career, averaging 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 22.1 minutes per game.

If Oden can stay healthy, he’d be a heck of a pickup. His future team would be receiving a player with tremendous potential for a thrift-shop price.

You can’t beat that.

With the departure of Kevin Garnett, a group of youngsters are making up the Celtics depth chart in the frontcourt. Bringing in Oden would make a whole lot of sense for the team.

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