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Greg Oden Worth the Celtics Time?

Danny Ainge will continue to monitor Greg Oden's progress this summer as he tries to make his way back into the NBA. The Celtics are amongst several other teams showing interest in bringing the former Ohio State Buckeye for a chance to redeem his so far, tarnished career.

Oden has only played in 82 games in the league since being drafted #1 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. Oden had averaged 11.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game during those 82 games with the Portland Trail Blazers. Since then, he has had several microscopic surgeries in both of his knees, which has really put a damper in his short NBA career.

On the plus side he just turned 25 years old in January and has started working out. To many of the scouts watching, he looks "unbelievable". The Celtics are going to be watching him as well as the Cavaliers, the Heat, the Bobcats, the Mavericks and the Spurs.

Greg Oden may be just only worth a look at best for the Celtics as the team looks to remain in playoff contention for next season. With all of the other injuries the team has suffered this past season, the possible acquisition could possibly mean more problems than it's worth. His salary may not be worth it either since the Celtics are really tight on cap space heading deeper into the summer. If the Celtics are going to look at a center this summer, the draft may be the best bet.

Joe Chancler