Greg Oden, Miami Heat have mutual interest, according to report

Jonathan Daniel

Greg Oden hasn't played in the NBA since 2009 but is preparing to make a return. Will he join the Heat as they make a run at their third straight title?

The Miami Heat are back-to-back champions after defeating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and are already in position to make adjustments to their roster. Greg Oden, the first overall pick in the 2007 draft, is open to joining the Heat, and his agent believes Miami is interested in adding his size to their frontcourt, according to Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida.

Oden has not played in the NBA since Dec. 5, 2009 because of knee problems. Through his career he has averaged 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. Adding Oden's seven-foot frame to their rotation would give the Heat an additional option if they need to add size to their lineups.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Bobcats and Boston Celtics are all potential destinations for Oden, who has been undergoing rehab and could be available for limited minutes by the start of the 2013-14 NBA season, reports Tomasson.

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